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HTC Flyer: Latest victim of tablet sabotage

HTC Flyer: Latest victim of tablet sabotage

Perhaps it's Friday paranoia talking, but it does seem like the US carriers (and retailers, for that matter) want to kill the chances of every tablet other than the iPad. News that the "Scribe" active stylus for the HTC Flyer will be an $80 accessory for the WiFi-only version Best Buy will sell (and, presumably, the HTC EVO View 4G headed to Sprint) has whipped the rug out from under the tablet's stubby Android feet, making it either a very expensive - $580 for WiFi tablet and pen - proposition or merely a 7-inch slate not even running Honeycomb.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 5th 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 5th 2011

This morning, we are looking forward to the Samsung Event at 4pm EST. Will it be the Infuse? Will they announce a date for the Galaxy S II for the US? The hot new phone has been selling like crazy in South Korea, and our review unit knocked our socks off. We'll be sure to let you know what happens at the event. Meanwhile, Samsung has revealed a "hybrid tablet" with SENS-240 navigation. But how useful is it, really? The incomparable Chris Davies has a great column this morning analyzing Verizon's Bliss "phone for ladies". Really Verizon? Aren't we ladies smart enough to download our own apps? Also, Acer news, ARM chips, Microsoft denying updates and taking on Apple (again), the NOOKcolor 3G, Anonymous and other hackers, and much more after the cut.

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Best Buy fires employee for stopping shoplifter

Best Buy fires employee for stopping shoplifter

I think that most of us grew up the same way. If someone is stealing from you, and you can stop them without risking your life or the life of your family nearby, you do it. I would also like to think that if we were in a store and saw someone trying to steal that most Americans would step in and thwart the thief. Apparently, if you work for Best Buy the thing to do is smile and watch thief run away with the merchandise.

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Best Buy Puts Current Mac Models On Sale, Supports iMac Refresh Coming This Week

Best Buy Puts Current Mac Models On Sale, Supports iMac Refresh Coming This Week

If you are in the market to buy a new Apple iMac or any of the other products in the Mac lineup, then pay attention. Best Buy has just put all of its current Mac products on sale, including all Macbooks, iMac, Mac pro, and Mac mini computers. The sale can potentially save you up to $260 on a Mac Pro and generally under $100 for all of the other Mac products. An additional incentive to make the plunge is free shipping.

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HTC EVO 3D Gets Quiet Pre-Order Launch At Best Buy

HTC EVO 3D Gets Quiet Pre-Order Launch At Best Buy

The HTC EVO 3D is being hailed as the world's first glasses-free 3D Android phone, and although we've gotten plenty of hands-on time with the device and presented you with numerous photos, we have no word yet on the official release date. However, thanks to a leaked note distributed to Best Buy employees, we know that the electronics retailer has quietly begun accepting pre-orders for the device today.

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White iPhone 4 to hit Best Buy on April 27

White iPhone 4 to hit Best Buy on April 27

Way back when the iPhone 4 was first unveiled you were supposed to be able to get the smartphone in either white or black colors to suit your tastes. We even got our hands on the white version a bit and it looked pretty cool. That white iPhone 4 became a bit of a myth, as it was never able to come to market thanks to problems with the white paint and getting it to match phones made by different suppliers. That means for the entire life of the iPhone 4 so far the black version is all we have had.

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Best Buy Pre-Sale Of WiFi HTC Flyer To Start April 25th

Best Buy Pre-Sale Of WiFi HTC Flyer To Start April 25th

Remember the HTC Flyer tablet we first got our hands-on at MWC 2011 back in February? Well, we've had several reports of release dates for Europe, but now we have official word on when the tablet will begin pre-sales here in the States. Best Buy had scored an exclusive launch of the HTC Flyer WiFi version and now they confirm pre-orders to start on April 25th.

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Casio TRYX hits Best Buy in bendy white

Casio TRYX hits Best Buy in bendy white

Casio's distinctive TRYX digital camera, announced back at CES 2011, has been on sale in black at Amazon for a short while now, but if you demand that your gadgets match your Stormtrooper costume then you need to head down to Best Buy today. The retailer has clinched the exclusive on the white TRYX, which will go on sale - alongside its black sibling - for $249.99 in stores today.

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Dish Network purchase of Blockbuster Video approved by bankruptcy court

Dish Network purchase of Blockbuster Video approved by bankruptcy court

We mentioned earlier this week that satellite TV provider Dish Network had put in a bid to purchase Blockbuster and its assets. The plan still needed to win the approval of the bankruptcy court handling Blockbuster's assets. Reuters reports that the court has approved the $320 million bid by Dish Network for the purchase.

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Best Buy in hot water with Apple for holding back iPad 2 supply?

Best Buy in hot water with Apple for holding back iPad 2 supply?

If you like rumor mill fodder here is one for you. The rumor claims that Apple and Best Buy aren’t on good terms right now over Best Buy allegedly holding back stock of the iPad 2 in its stores. According go the rumor Best Buy had iPad 2 tablets in stock but stopped selling them.

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Best Buy yanks ASUS Transformer iPad smack ad

Best Buy yanks ASUS Transformer iPad smack ad

Best Buy didn't call out the iPad by name in their ASUS Eee Pad Transformer promotion earlier this week, but the intended identity of their "generic" comparison tablet wasn't exactly well hidden. An iPad-style slate duct taped to a keyboard, the retailer was pushing ASUS' battery-blessed keyboard dock for the Transformer. Now, though, it seems someone at Best Buy has lost their nerve, since the promo has been pulled.

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Best Buy mocks iPad in Eee Pad Transformer promo

Best Buy mocks iPad in Eee Pad Transformer promo

You can't accuse Best Buy's marketing department of being afraid to shoot the golden goose. The company may be one of the few retailers to offer Apple's iPad 2, but that hasn't stopped it from taking pot-shots at the iOS slate in its new ASUS Eee Pad Transformer promotion. Showing the new 10.1-inch Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet paired with its nifty battery-toting keyboard dock, the retailer contrasts it with what's clearly an iPad taped to a keyboard with the headline "Like That. But Better."

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