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Walmart iPhone 3G rumors continue: 8GB for $197 on Dec 28th?

Walmart iPhone 3G rumors continue: 8GB for $197 on Dec 28th?

More iPhone 3G rumors swirling today, as conflicting news about Walmart becoming the next official handset retailer comes to a head.  Last week, the word was that a $99 iPhone 3G with just 4GB of storage would go on sale at Walmart; today, both Reuters and Bloomberg are suggesting the same thing, with a December 15th launch date tipped from a Californian Walmart clerk.  However, Mac Rumors reports that leaked promo material confirms that, while Walmart will be selling the smartphone, it will be the existing 8GB model with a mere two dollar saving.

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Wal-Mart devoting more space to Blu-ray

Wal-Mart devoting more space to Blu-ray

While I love Blu-ray, I've been a bit apprehensive about switching out my library to the newer format. After all, all of those estimates says Blu-ray will be history in a few years, anyway. But Wal-Mart is trying to help out the HD disc cause.

In fact, the super store is going to be devoting more shelf space to Blu-ray movie titles. But in order to do this, they will be getting rid of some of the space devoted to CDs. This is due to the fact that CD sales have dropped about 23% since more and more people download music these days.

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Walmart DRM servers get a reprieve

Walmart DRM servers get a reprieve

Walmart has backtracked on its decision to shut down the DRM servers authenticating music tracks purchased from its MP3 Downloads store.  In a message sent to service users, Walmart cites "feedback from our customers" as the motivation for the turnaround, having announced last month that it would take the systems offline as it transitioned to DRM-free MP3s. 

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