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Best Buy nearly matching Apple in iPhone sales

Best Buy nearly matching Apple in iPhone sales

While Apple stores are immense in popularity, their scope doesn’t reach quite as wide as some other retail outlets. A few years ago, Apple partnered up with Best Buy in order to shift more iPhones. Best Buy host miniature Apple stores wtihin their own retail space, typically in locations Apple feel aren’t financially justifiable. That partnership is definitely paying off, as Best Buy sells almost as many iPhones as Apple.

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Stock likely tight for Apple partners’ new iPad sales

Stock likely tight for Apple partners’ new iPad sales

This morning it's been announced that Apple will not only be selling the new iPad from their own retail locations, they'll be working with a series of 3rd party stores as well - this likely spreading the stock thin for everyone involved. This iPad release will have Apple joined by Best Buy, RadioShack, Sam's Club, Target, and Walmart, not to mention the two big mobile carriers giving this iPad its first dose of 4G LTE: AT&T and Verizon. Like last year's release of the iPad 2, customers should expect lines to be long and stock to be short - people are already lined up waiting for the Friday 8AM release, believe it or not!

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Best Buy begins HTC One X pre-orders

Best Buy begins HTC One X pre-orders

HTC's new One X phone is the most sophisticated and technologically powerful phone by HTC yet (and HTC has put out some pretty monstrous phones). Because of that, Best Buy thinks customers will be all over it and has decided to already begin taking pre-orders for the device. You'll need to specifically ask a Best Buy employee for the pre-order, as it isn't advertised in the store.

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Best Buy faces criminal investigation for pornography on display TV

Best Buy faces criminal investigation for pornography on display TV

Best Buy has apologized for the fact that pornography managed to show up on a 55-inch TV in its store two days in a row. The retailer said it did not know who was responsible for the salacious content, but said it was due to someone hacking into the store's Wi-Fi network. One shopper was quoted as describing the images that appeared on the screen as "extremely, extremely pornographic." A police report was even filed by an offended customer.

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Best Buy Playbook 2.0 ad in Canada mentions Kindle, Twitter apps

Best Buy Playbook 2.0 ad in Canada mentions Kindle, Twitter apps

We know that Research in Motion's update to the Playbook operating system is due out on February 21, but we're still a little unclear on what exactly that update will bring with it. According to a new teaser pages on the Canadian version of retailer Best Buy's website, at least part of the new update will be the addition of new apps - apps that arguably should have made their way to the Playbook ages ago.

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Best Buy talks about Apple HDTV customer survey

Best Buy talks about Apple HDTV customer survey

Yesterday, I mentioned that over the weekend a customer survey had surfaced on the Best Buy website that asked customers questions about an Apple HDTV. We wondered at the time if Best Buy had some inside information, or if it was just fishing for answers on what customers thought about the rumored product. If you recall, that survey outlined an Apple HDTV with a 42-inch screen, iOS HDTV with full HD resolution selling for $1499.

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Best Buy customer survey asked about Apple HDTV

Best Buy customer survey asked about Apple HDTV

The rumors over the last several months have been swirling that Apple is hard at work on its first actual TV set. In rumors the TV set has been called the Apple ITV and simply the Apple TV. We still don't know what the official name will be, or even that Apple is actually working on the product. However, as with many Apple rumors, there is a good chance, the product is in the works. Best Buy has been running a consumer survey that pops up on its website for some viewers asking specifically about an Apple HDTV.

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CinemaNow joins Xbox 360 streaming options

CinemaNow joins Xbox 360 streaming options

If Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Crackle, live TV, and Microsoft's own proprietary video download platform wasn't enough for you, there is a new way to stream movies and TV shows from your Xbox 360. CinemaNow, which operates as a joint deal between Best Buy and Sonic Solutions, has launched an official app for the Microsoft platform, further expanding the reach of its 14,000 pieces of content.

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Best Buy cancels some online orders days before Christmas

Best Buy cancels some online orders days before Christmas

If you placed an order for any holiday gifts via Best Buy online that you haven't received yet, you need to check on them quickly. Best Buy has announced that it will not be able to fill all orders made as far back as November before Christmas. Some of the popular products that were ordered online are not able to be filled at this time.

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