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Best Buy to start selling iPad in all US stores

By Paul Biba
September 15, 2010 // 1 Comment

According to Bloomberg they will be starting on September 26 and the iPad will be in all 1.093 stores. Their CEO said: “We see the iPad as the magnificent shining light in what will become a whole new category, and that is tablets,” Dunn said. “In many cases, it’s an incremental device. In [...]

Quick Note: Best Buy to carry the Kindle

By Paul Biba
September 9, 2010 // 5 Comments

A news release today says that, beginning this fall, Best Buy will carry the Kindle. The WiFi unit will be $139.99 and the 3G will be $189.99. In addition to the Kindle, Best Buy will also be selling the Nook and the Sony Reader Touch, Pocket and Daily [...]

Tablets for the holidays? Yes, says Best Buy

By Paul Biba
August 21, 2010 // 1 Comment

A Forbes article says that Best Buy is going to be concentrating on tablets for the holidays: “Going into the holidays, we will make tablets a focus,” said Shawn Score, the president of Best Buy’s wireless retail unit, Best Buy Mobile, in an interview. “Like e-readers over the last couple [...]

Geek Squad launches $29.99 ereader setup service – a great idea!

By Paul Biba
August 19, 2010 // 3 Comments

That’s right and I think it’s a great idea. Most of us reading ebooks today are either techies or computer savvy people. However, ebooks are reaching out to a greater and greater audience and a lot, if not most, of this audience does not have a high degree to computer literacy. They can [...]

Tablet coming from RocketFish/Best Buy?

By Paul Biba
August 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

Engadget has a story about this. Evidently Best Buy’s CTO uploaded some pictures of the RocketFish-branded tablet and then tweeted them. RocketFish is BestBuy’s house brand. Not much detail is available, but Engadget says that about a month ago he was talking about a tablet with a front [...]

Apple Quick Notes: iPad launch, iPod Touch prototypes, iPhone Android

By Chris Meadows
April 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

Steve Jobs has perpetrated another email response, saying in three letters and a period that the 3G iPad will be in Best Buy on its April 30th launch day. (If brevity is the soul of wit, Mr. Jobs must be one of the wittiest people ever.) Of course, there’s no guarantee Best Buy will have enough [...]

Barnes & Noble to launch Nook advertising campaign

By Chris Meadows
April 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Wall Street Journal reports that Barnes & Noble is launching an advertising campaign for the Nook, featuring a television commercial showing a girl reading as she grows up (as well as radio, print, and Internet ads). This will mark Barnes & Noble’s first television commercial since [...]

Nook coming to Best Buy on April 18

By Paul Biba
April 12, 2010 // 0 Comments

That’s what a press release from the duo says. According to the release Best Buy will be carrying the Nook, accessories for it and Barnes & Noble gift cards starting on April 18. Thanks to BestTabletReview for the heads [...]

iPad: News from the Best Buy sales floor

By Chris Meadows
April 8, 2010 // 0 Comments

Spent the evening at Best Buy, alternating playing Beatles Rock Band with hanging around the iPad and Macintosh display island. I couldn’t get iBooks to open on the iPad I tried, even after resetting, though I noticed someone else had it open and was looking at it on another unit. I did play some [...]

Kindle, Nook enter big-box retail chains; Plastic Logic Que to ship in June

By Chris Meadows
April 8, 2010 // 0 Comments

Engadget has a few interesting reports of e-book reading devices finding new sales outlets. First of all, when the iPad was announced with iBooks, people knew it was targeting Amazon’s Kindle. But now, apparently Amazon is “Targeting” its own Kindle, placing the device for sale in the Target [...]

Five minutes with an Apple iPad

By Chris Meadows
April 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

Not immune to the appeal of the iPad, I wandered down to my local Best Buy yesterday to take a look. (I was actually there to check on pay-as-you-go cellphone prices, but since the iPads were right there…) There were four demonstrator iPads set up on a table in front of a projection screen [...]

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