best buy

Best Buy cancels PlayBook orders, yanks listings

Best Buy cancels PlayBook orders, yanks listings

The BlackBerry PlayBook has not been successful on the market. There were so many issues with the RIM tablet that it never caught on, yet RIM refused to kill the tablet despite the fact that even at fire sale prices the PlayBook didn’t sell. The latest blow to the PlayBook comes as Best Buy pulls its listings for the tablet and reportedly cancels orders. Electronista reports that its checks indicated Best Buy cancelled orders at one location, while multiple Best Buy forum users claim the same thing.

Continue Reading

Asus Transformer Prime available for pre-order at Best Buy now

Asus Transformer Prime available for pre-order at Best Buy now

The next most powerful Android device on earth is now available for pre-order from Best Buy, that being the Asus Transformer Prime, an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor toting 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet. This device is available for pre order in two forms: one with a gray back, the other with a champagne back. Both models have 32GB of data storage built-in with a microSD card slot to expand by an additional 32GB if you wish. They've also got the official champagne-colored keyboard dock and a mystery portable dock which we must assume is the gray-colored keyboard dock, both up for $149.99 and at pre-order status as well.

Continue Reading

Samsung (Galaxy) Nexus Prime leaked in Best Buy ad, on sale 11/27?

Samsung (Galaxy) Nexus Prime leaked in Best Buy ad, on sale 11/27?

Well then, readers, take a good, close look at this. It appears to be that we have an end-of-the-month Best Buy catalog leaked with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, um, scratch that, the Samsung Nexus Prime? Wow, what on earth is going on? Seems like Verizon may have made some eleventh-hour changes on the rebranding whiteboard with the Galaxy Nexus, with what looks like a Verizon-exclusive name. And from this point on, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus may very well be officially christened the Nexus Prime.

Continue Reading

Best Buy slash PlayBook to sub-$200

Best Buy slash PlayBook to sub-$200

Best Buy has slashed pricing of the BlackBerry PlayBook, with the entry-level model down to under two hundred dollars as retailers attempt to provoke interest in RIM's little-loved slate. The 16GB PlayBook is now just $199.99, with the 32GB and 64GB models at $299.99 and, bizarrely, $229.99 respectively.

Continue Reading

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 fan threatens to blow up Best Buy

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 fan threatens to blow up Best Buy

Get ready with your notepads and your pencils, parents against violence in video games, because you're about to have a field day with this one: there's a video game by the name of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 being released this week that's inspired a fellow at a Best Buy to threaten to set off a bomb at the business. This is no joke, and whether or not the fellow knew that he was bat-pee crazy or not for doing what he did is still up to debate, but what IS known is that this guy definitely isn't the playing the game right this second. But don't worry, it's not his first time.

Continue Reading

Best Buy shutters big-box UK stores; refocuses on connected devices

Best Buy shutters big-box UK stores; refocuses on connected devices

Best Buy has confirmed it will close the eleven "big box" pilot stores the company opened in the UK, focusing instead on pushing Best Buy Mobile and "small box" outlets as it focuses on "connected device" sales. Opened in April 2010, the large stores are facing "challenging economic conditions and profit expectations" Best Buy claims, and will all close by the end of 2012. Meanwhile, the company is spending $1.3bn on buying out Carphone Warehouse's 50-percent stake in the Best Buy Mobile profit share agreement.

Continue Reading

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 purchase at Best Buy gets you a free HTC mobile

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 purchase at Best Buy gets you a free HTC mobile

For all of you in the market for the next big single and multiplayer shooter game as well as a smartphone from HTC, you're in luck, Best Buy has a deal for you! This deal includes a free smartphone from HTC, amongst those singled out for the sale, just so long as you both purchase Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 as well as agreeing to a 2-year contract for the carriers the smartphones are working with. The handsets available in this deal are the HTC Evo 4G, the HTC Incredible 2, and the HTC Inspire 4G.

Continue Reading

Best Buy offers new HP TouchPad bundle deal

Best Buy offers new HP TouchPad bundle deal

Best Buy announced today that it will be offering a new deal on the HP TouchPad starting on November 1. The tablet was originally priced $599 at launch and went for $99 during a short fire sale period at HP and select retailers, but has since gone back to an average price under $300. Starting next month, Best Buy will price the 32GB TouchPad for $149.99 when purchased with an HP or Compaq laptop, desktop, or all-in-one computer.

Continue Reading

Best Buy sold more Forza 4: Limited Collector’s Edition units than allotted

Best Buy sold more Forza 4: Limited Collector’s Edition units than allotted

Best Buy has been selling video games for as long as the store has been around. The company often sells special editions of games that are available. Such was the case with the Forza 4: Limited Collector's Edition that Best Buy was offering online for pre-order. When they said limited edition, it was the truth. Apparently, Best buy sold too many of the collector's edition packs and some gamers are not happy at all.

Continue Reading

Best Buy HTC Flyer goof frustrates $100 slate shoppers

Best Buy HTC Flyer goof frustrates $100 slate shoppers

Red faces and frustrated shoppers at Best Buy today, with the retailer refusing to honor a $99.99 sale price advertised online for the HTC Flyer. Eagle-eyed shoppers caught the Android 2.3 Gingerbread WiFi-only tablet market down by $200 from its regular price, but Best Buy is now claiming it is a SKU error and won't be offering the Flyer sub-$100.

Continue Reading

iPhone 5: iOS 5 training begins but Best Buy leak tips late October launch

iPhone 5: iOS 5 training begins but Best Buy leak tips late October launch

Apple's iPhone 5 launch date could have been telegraphed in a number of leaked retailer memos, suggesting late October installations of mysterious "Apple fixture" hardware as well as imminent training for employees. According to a Best Buy message passed to This is my next, store managers have been told to be on-hand at 6AM on Friday, October 21 so that a large "Apple fixture" can be brought in, something that the tipster says happened last year just before the iPhone 4 launch.

Continue Reading

Best Buy cuts up to $150 off BlackBerry PlayBook

Best Buy cuts up to $150 off BlackBerry PlayBook

Best Buy has kicked off a promotion for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet that slashes the price by as much as $150. The deal isn't quite as dramatic as the HP TouchPad fire sale of course, but it's still decent for those that have been considering the PlayBook, especially the 64GB model.

Continue Reading