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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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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer at Best Buy Soon for $400

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer at Best Buy Soon for $400

After having looked at this lovely new Android tablet in person yesterday, it connecting nicely to its keyboard bottom and hosting a nearly final build of Android 3.0 Honeycomb, we're quite excited to see it popping on on Best Buy for a mere $400. One of the contention points for recent Android tablet announcements has indeed been the price, prices inevitably compared to Apple's $500 wifi-only iPad trumping most of the competition, but here we've got a possible price competitor!

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Best Buy lands WiFi HTC Flyer launch exclusive

Best Buy lands WiFi HTC Flyer launch exclusive

Best Buy and HTC announced at CTIA this week that Best Buy stores would have the exclusive pre-order rights on the WiFi HTC Flyer Android tablet. The little tablet will go on sale "this spring" according to both firms. I wish they would just tell us when the tablet would land. The tablet will run Android and use the HTC Sense UI over the top.

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