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HTC EVO 4G LTE delayed at Best Buy

HTC EVO 4G LTE delayed at Best Buy

Best Buy may have jumped the gun a little in throwing up a release date for the HTC EVO 4G LTE. The company has now sent out emails to customers saying that the phone has been delayed, with no new date given so far. It comes after it was revealed that the HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE face a customs block, preventing the phones from being sold in the United States until they’ve been cleared of patent infringement.

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HTC EVO 4G LTE set for May 23 release

HTC EVO 4G LTE set for May 23 release

Amid delays from US customs after a patent dispute several months old, the HTC EVO 4G LTE appears to be prepared to be launched in the United States through Best Buy for pre-order customers. The "PRE-ORDER UPDATE" you see here comes with emails sent to Best Buy pre-order hopefuls for the new LTE phone, bringing hope to those who found themselves empty-gutted at news that their next most favorite smartphone would be delayed "indefinitely" earlier this week. This update allows us to once again say yes, feel free to pick up the phone if you love HTC One series hardware without the actual name attached.

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iPhone 5 release imminent as 4 stock drops

iPhone 5 release imminent as 4 stock drops

Despite the method Apple used for massive iPhone sales at the launch of the iPhone 4S this past year, it appears now that the iPhone 4 will be exiting the show before the iPhone 5 hits shelves later this year. Several companies including Target and RadioShack have initiated a $49.99 sale price for the iPhone 4 with Best Buy joining this party just this week. Searches across several online sources (including Best Buy online) have yielded shows of low or no stock on the phone, this very possibly pointing toward the stock change that will certainly occur once the next-generation iPhone 5 hits shelves.

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Mac stock clearing indicates Retina refresh nigh

Mac stock clearing indicates Retina refresh nigh

An imminent refresh of Apple's desktop and mobile Mac line-up adopting Intel's 3rd Gen Core processors is looking increasingly likely, with retailers slashing pricing of existing stock to clear shelves for the newer models. Best Buy has begun offering discounts of up to $200 on its Mac Pro, iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. The cut price computers come hot on the heels of leaked benchmarks for supposedly Ivy Bridge based MacBooks and Macs, as well as suggestions of USB 3.0 and Retina Display technology in Apple's new notebooks.

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Best Buy set to kill its Connect mobile broadband service

Best Buy set to kill its Connect mobile broadband service

Best Buy isn't doing so well in the consumer market today and the company has been looking to shore its operations up. Recently the company ditched CEO Brian Dunn as it looks for new management. The company has also announced that it is discontinuing its Best Buy Connect mobile broadband service. This mobile service is no longer taking in-store or online activation requests.

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Best Buy ex-CEO Brian Dunn could get $3.35 million in severance

Best Buy ex-CEO Brian Dunn could get $3.35 million in severance

Even though he isn't going out with a perfectly clean record, the man who was ousted as the CEO of Best Buy may be walking home with a golden parachute of up to $3.35 million. That's if it is determined that his departure was not due to misconduct. If the retailer pays him nothing, it would mean a drawn-out legal battle that might cost more than it would be worth.

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Best Buy drops list of 50 store closures – are you amongst them?

Best Buy drops list of 50 store closures – are you amongst them?

Everyone working in the United States at a Best Buy Big Box store that've been on-edge about the future of their branch will today either be sighing with relief or breaking out their resumes as Best Buy has released a final list of USA closures. The giant list of 50 closures has been brewing now for many weeks, with the final 42 closures being listed by Best Buy this week. Included in these are one location in Kansas City Missouri, another in Scottsdale Arizona, and a whopping five in Best Buy's home state of Minnesota - each of them in the Twin Cities.

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Best Buy CEO resigns amid $800m cost cut program

Best Buy CEO resigns amid $800m cost cut program

Best Buy CEO and director Brian Dunn has resigned, leaving director G. Mike Mikan to take the reins as interim CEO as the retailer attempts to find someone who can lead the electronics chain to profit. Described as a decision based on "no disagreements between Mr. Dunn and the company on any matter relating to operations, financial controls, policies or procedures" by Best Buy, no reason for Dunn's resignation has been given, though it's worth noting that the company made a net loss of $1.7bn in its most recent financial quarter.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 29, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 29, 2012

Happy Thursday, everyone. It's time to check out what made news on this day, as we approach ever more closely the end of the month. Speaking of closing things, Best Buy has announced it will close 50 US stores as part of a corporate restructuring. Best Buy isn't the only one feeling hurt right now, though. Research in Motion just posted its Q4 2011 numbers. As you might expect, they were dismal. And on some brighter news, we have this - HTC One X caugt in the wild.

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Best Buy restructure includes 50 US store cuts

Best Buy restructure includes 50 US store cuts

Your local Best Buy store may be right along the razor's edge this week as the electronics giant makes relatively large cuts to their retail footprint amid slow profit growth. Included in this cut are 50 big box stores inside 2012 as well as an estimated 400 jobs. The jobs, surprisingly enough, are said by Best Buy to be cutting mainly from corporate headquarters - this pointing toward a restructuring of the company's business as well as its physical presence in the United States.

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