The chief executive officer of Best Buy, Brian Dunn said that the launch of iPad in the market had cut the sales of notebook computers by almost 50% at Best Buy stores. He has told the statement to the Wall Street Journal for a story which was released on 14th of this month.
The company has announced to start sale of the iPad from 26th of September in its entire 1093 store across the country which is available in its 673 stores now. This news came as a shocking one for the entire technology world, manufacturing and retail industry.
The posting of photos of a sample tablet by Best Buy's Chief Technology Officer, Robert Stephens on his Twitter feed has led to the spreading of a rumor that Best Buy is on the verge of manufacturing its own branded tablet computer.
The only information about the Best Buy tablet can be derived from the photos that are posted by Stephen. He may make use of Android as an OS, as per his tweet. The Best Buy tablet is similar to the Hewlett-Packard Slate, as far as the physical similarities are concerned, shared The New York Times.
Best Buy, lead retailer of iPads in the United States besides Apple, is preparing to launch its new tablet via Rocketfish brand. The CTO of Best Buy and creator of Geek Squad posted some pictures of the upcoming tablet on the Twitter.
As of now, nothing much is known about the tablet, like on which Operating System it will run.
Best Buy mobile is offering free Side Shields for iPhone 4, meant for those who face issues with call drooping issues.
The experts state that the shield is clear and can be applied to the outer edge of the device. ZAGG, the company who has developed the shield, claims that it is designed specially to cater services to the call drop issues which are being faced with the antenna of the smartphone.
The Shield and its installation comes for free for all those who take it from Best Buy or if one member of BB Reward Zone, despite purchased the phone elsewhere.
Competing in the electronic market with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Amazon. com Inc., Best Buy Co. is facing a disadvantage of having very less number of women shoppers.
The customer and even the workers of Best Buy are mostly male and this trend has been prevailing since the time it sold speakers and stereo equipment.
The Richfield, Minn.-based retailer, Best Buy predicted earlier this year that it rules about 22% of U. S. consumer electronics sales, but only 16% is the share of sales for females and only 31% of workers at the stores are women.
World’s leading electronics retailer Best Buy said that its first British store at Thurrock in East London, which was launched on April 30, was performing rather well.
The US-based Best Buy said that its new store broke all trading records for opening weekends.
The store is a partnership between Best Buy's US owner and the British firm Carphone Warehouse. It offers a range of hi-fi equipment such as computer accessories, refrigerators, TVs and washing machines.
Best Buy Europe will mark its debut in UK in May, with the opening of its first store in Thurrock, Essex. This will be followed by opening of two more of its outlets in June – one in Hedge End, Southampton; and the other in Merry Hill, West Midlands.
Best Buy, which will reportedly be creating nearly 8,000 jobs in the UK in the coming five years, will further expand its foothold in the country by opening another store, most likely in July, in Aintree, Liverpool; followed by on in Croydon, Surrey, in Autumn this year.
One of the hottest Best Buy offerings for the forthcoming Black Friday sale is the rather aggressively-priced $197 HP laptop, which the retailer is touting as the "first-ever, value priced HP laptop."
In addition, the other two hot holiday offers from the store will be an Intel Atom-based windows 7 netbook costing less than $200; as well as Best Buy-Dell Limited Edition Exclusive Netbooks.