If you've been patiently holding out for Nikon's swivel screen D5100 digital SLR camera, you now have a decision to make. Should you wait until the April 21, 2011 (this Thursday) launch date and order one from an online vendor that won't hit you with sales tax, or should you succumb to impatience a pop over to your local Best Buy (or snag one online)? The choice is yours to make, but here's what you need to know.
Toshiba is still trying to work out what it's going to call its upcoming 10.1-inch tablet, but one thing the company has already figured out is where to sell the device. According to a landing page on Best Buy's website, the mega electronics retailer will carry the device when it launches on...well, Toshiba hasn't figured that bit out just yet either, or if it did, the company is choosing to keep it a secret.
Craving a new smartphone but don't have a pocket full of cash to spend? As luck would have it, Sony Ericsson's Xperia 10 has been spotted in some Best Buy stores selling for $1. Naturally you need to sign up for a 2-year service agreement, and the special pricing is only available for new customers, but there's another reason why you might want consider this one.
For a short while on Thursday, Best Buy listed Asus' upcoming Eee Pad Transformer on its website, saying that the tablet was "coming soon." Even better, Best Buy listed the price at a penny shy of $400, which many would consider a steal. Could this be the reason Best Buy pulled the listing, or will the Eee Pad Transformer really sell for less than a fist full of Benjamins?
LightSquared is a start up that intends to build out a robust nation-wide 4G LTE network that it will lease out to network providers. They have announced today that a deal has been inked with retailer Best Buy, but details have not been made public as of yet. The Minnesota-based company will use the LightSquared network to expand its Best Buy Connect mobile broadband service.
We still don't know if Best Buy's premature posting of the Motorola Xoom tablet on its site last week was an honest-to-goodness mistake or a publicity stunt, but now the mega electronics chain is taking preorders for the anticipated tablet, no foolin' around. As was previously confirmed by Motorola, the Xoom costs $800, and not $1,200 like Best Buy had temporarily posted.
Previous rumors and leaked documents pegged Motorola's Xoom tablet launching for $800 at Best Buy on February 24th, and if you thought that was high, you better hope the recent listing was a mistake. The electronics chain over the weekend listed the Tegra 2 tablet on its website for a penny shy of $1,200, which would put the tablet in a pricing tier all its own. Does Best Buy (and Motorola) really intend to charge that much?
A ride to Best Buy and $50 are the only two things you need to place your pre-order for HTC's upcoming 4G Thunderbolt smartphone. Other details are decidedly less concrete, but according to reports, it will be available for pickup on February 14th, otherwise known as Valentine's Day. Online chatter also has both new and upgrading pricing pegged at $250 with the now-standard 2-year service contract.
Motorola and Android have thrived in each other’s company ever since the Droid happened. Both Google and Motorola are probably banking on that tried and tested partnership to pay off once again, this time in the tablet market. A lot of people believe an attractive price would go a long way to ensuring the success of the Motorola Xoom. So how much will you need to pay for the upcoming Android Honeycomb-running tablet?
We are willing to bet that the Intel Sandy Bridge chipset flaw impacted Maximum PC readers more than just about anyone else out there, but a group of Best Buy representatives contacted by CNET also feel particularly hard done by. As one of the biggest PC OEM retailers in North America, Best Buy claims it was ready to go with print advertisements, and was already deep into new product training by the time the problem was discovered.