Posts Tagged ‘retail’
  • State of Nokia affairs: London flagship store going buy-bye
    by Mike
    Posted December 4th, 2009 at 6:51 am
    Londoners who made it a habit to routinely stop by their flagship Nokia store to try and and play with all of the Finish companies latest and greatest will have to find a new playground. Seeing as how Nokia's market share and profits have been tanking in a downward spiral for the last several quarters, it's no surprise retail outlets are getting the ax. All of that concrete and bodies to sustain said concrete cost money -- money that Nokia doesn't have. I'm sure we haven't seen the last of it...
  • Apple’s Franken-touch EasyPay iPod’s swarm in to obliterate WindowsCE machines.
    by Mike
    Posted November 3rd, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    Playing with fire and behind enemy lines are two ways to objectify Apple's dependence on WindowsCE based mobile POS stations up until this point. Said machines are old, bulky, and downright pieces of digital *insert expletive here*. Apple who loves to keep it close to home has been working for some time now on retrofitting 3G iPod Touches running OS 3.0 with various pieces of accessory add-ons in able to move towards a mobile POS system that does away with the antiquated WindowsCE junk. Loo...
  • Microsofot Store PC’s free from crapware.
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 9:24 am
    Purchasing your computer at any retail location or online is hardly the same PC once you actually get a working model back to your house. When booting up your new PC for the first time, you go through normal set up with accounts and such. But one thing that has been a pain for years is the pile of crapware that comes pre-installed on your PC. Anything and everything you can think of has at some point taken the role of crapware. Such junk is called crapware because the only thing it excels at...
  • PC Games made made fresh and ready to order at new Microsoft Store.
    by Mike
    Posted October 23rd, 2009 at 3:36 pm
    It's pretty much a given that any consumer electronic/gadget store is going to have a boat load of drool inducing products and services crammed under one roof. I mean, that's the whole point you go to such a store. But one particular feature of Microsoft's new Scottsdale, Arizona stands out from the rest and is actually really cool. So what is it? PC Games are made fresh on the spot for each order. Throughout the store, customers will find game kiosks which allow the customer to browser ...
  • Best Buy going geeky. Opening “Gadgets & eReaders” sections in all stores
    by Mike
    Posted October 9th, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    Shed tears for dead Discovery Channel/Sharper Image-esque stores no more as Best Buy will pick up the slack themselves, going full on geeky. While gadget lovers have a draw to the store in its current form do to the smorgishboard of electronics waiting to be touched and toyed with, Best Buy is taking the next step with a new section appropriately named "Gadgets & eReaders". The new section will be situated beside current music and movie sections and feature everything from the latest range...
  • Microsoft going for the kill: Poaching Apple Store employees with $$.
    by Mike
    Posted September 21st, 2009 at 8:05 pm
    Work at an Apple Store and feeling a little gipped when wages are concerned? Looking for something new and completely different from your current occupation? It seems Redmond is doing a bit of poaching from deep within Apple these days as Apple Store managers are reporting that they are being contacted by Microsoft personal brandishing promises of greatly increased wages as well as a lucky few even getting lavish gifts such as paid moving expenses. Microsoft appears to be really trying hard...
  • Another reason to never venture into a Sprint store: Best Buy Mobile giving you HTC Hero for $180 flat
    by Mike
    Posted September 4th, 2009 at 9:19 am
    If you're even remotely interested in Android, chances are the HTC Hero coming to Sprint has you all in a dizzy. Hardware that received a gorgeous face lift for Sprint, an already awesome mobile OS that is only going to get better and internals that are up to the job, the HTC Hero is the hottest Android device that isn't too far from release. While going through a pesky $100 MIR will get you down to that nice attractive $180 price point, going to any Sprint store will require you to lay down a...
  • Onkyo coming to Best Buy Magnolia
    by Mike
    Posted June 30th, 2009 at 10:02 am
    While some may still be saddened at the downfall of Circuit City, many hailed its death as a death to shoddy policies and even shoddier CS. Still, losing the company meant losing several brands and products as those respective companies have so far declined to do business with any other brick and mortar electronics store. Thankfully, Best Buy Magnolia shoppers will soon be treated to Onkyo products once again as their manufacturer has voiced the new relationship. Onkyo: “We have wo...
  • Best Buy: “We want your mobile dollars”
    by Mike
    Posted June 24th, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    Since the original iPhone debuted a little more than two years ago, mobile internet usage has sky rocketed. Naturally, resellers want to get in on this lucrative market and make put a few bennies away in the bank. You may have noticed in recent outings to the well known electronics giant, Best Buy, that their mobile phone section got a relatively large boost in size. It is all part of their grand plan to open 40 new, standalone mobile phone stores in hopes of capturing a bigger chunk of all...
  • Chicago gaining another Apple Store.
    by Mike
    Posted April 13th, 2009 at 9:23 am
    If you are one of the lucky residents of Chicago land and have a thing for computers with fruit on them, today may be the start of a good week for you.  It appears as if the State Street location Apple was originally eyeing has since been abandoned instead for a more favorable (?) location located in Clybourn Corridor, a sub-neighborhood of Lincoln Park.  One may ask why Apple would give up what seems a much more favorable and highly trafficked area on State Street.  I see the proximi...
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