Time certainly does catch up with you, doesn't it? Hopefully you were all having fun, so it flew by and what not. Just feels like yesterday that we all sat here, and brought you the announcement of Apple's latest iPhone iteration, the iPhone 4. And in all the hub-bub, we also told you that Walmart, RadioShack, and Best Buy would be part of the third-party retailer brigade offering up their own models for pre-order and sale. Well, tomorrow's the big pre-order day, so jump after the break to find out where you can go to pick one up, and what you need to do to make it happen.
And why wouldn't they? They're already selling the iPhone, thanks to their cell phone department. And they've got a pretty good hold on the iPod line-up as well, thanks to their MP3 player section. And if you've been into a Walmart, you know that they're beginning to take their electronics department pretty seriously (even if it isn't up to Best Buy's standards). But they want to make sure that they start getting taken seriously, and in their efforts to keep expanding that particular section, they want the iPad.
We're not getting away from the 3D revolution any time soon. In fact, it's looking more and more like everyone is ready to just accept the technology into their living rooms. And when that starts happening, it's all down hill from there. Then again, if it starts becoming wildly popular, maybe we won't have to pay ridiculous prices at the theaters anymore. We can dream, right? Thanks to Walmart, we are going to see a huge incline in the desire to own a 3D TV. Mostly because it will be affordable.
The word’s out today from the NY Times that that Wal-Mart is set to acquire Vudu, the online movie streaming service in an acquisition set to be worth approximately $100 million. Additional information and the full press release can be found after the break.
Analysts blamed Google's comparatively lackluster first-week Nexus One sales on the Android 2.1 smartphone only being available through their online store, but all that could be changing. A Walmart Wireless product page for the Nexus One has been spotted, suggesting that the smartphone is "Coming Soon".
If you missed out on the deals that you were hoping to find on Friday, you still have a shot to get some good deals online today. Black Friday begets Cyber Monday as online retailers vie for their own piece of the shopping pie.
So, we'll admit that that title may be a bit misleading. Why? Because it looks like people aren't having to look that hard at all to find a few random (or perhaps not too random) pieces of Sony's new hardware floating around in retail stores. If you'll remember right, Sony said that the Slim wouldn't be sold until September 1st, but it's beginning to look like that release date might not have been as set in stone as originally thought. Well, let's hope that's the case, or there's a lot of stores out there breaking that one cardinal rule.
At just $29, Durabrand's DVD players were selling like hot cakes at Walmart stores. Unfortunately it turns out that they're also going up in flames like hot coals, so the retailer is having to recall around 1.5m of them. Apparently there have been twelve reported cases of the Durabrand player overheating, with five going on to catch fire and cause "property damage".
In San Leandro California, things aren't always what they seem. At least not when it comes to high definition televisions. One man thought he had a full-proof plan to make some quick cash, but as police quickly showed him, things don't always work out the way you'd expect.
It doesn't exactly hold up to their last laptop deal - which saw a Compaq discounted to $298 - but if you fancy a 17-inch display and another big-brand name then Walmart's latest notebook promotion may tick your boxes. Up for $348 is the Toshiba Satellite L355-S7915, a 2.2GHz Celeron 900 machine with 1,440 x 900 display, 3GB of RAM and a 250GB 5,400rpm hard-drive.
If there's one thing this dour economy is good for, it's pushing down prices. Walmart have just announced that they'll be offering a $298 notebook, the Compaq Presario CQ60-419WM, complete with a 160GB hard-drive and 3GB of RAM, from July 26th at 8am. The promotion is part of the retailer's back-to-school sale, and they're unsurprisingly warning that stocks will be limited.