iPad 2 will be available from Best Buy, Walmart and Sam’s Club at launch

By on March 3, 2011 at 8:14 AM.

iPad 2 will be available from Best Buy, Walmart and Sam’s Club at launch

Though not confirmed on all counts, it looks like Apple’s iPad 2 will be available from several third-party retailers at launch. Best Buy, the nation’s largest consumer electronics retailer, has already confirmed that it will carry Apple’s second-generation iOS tablet starting March 11th, as was expected. 9to5 Mac now reports that in addition to Best Buy, nationwide retail giants Walmart and Sam’s Club will both carry the iPad 2 at launch as well. Both chains already have iPad 2 SKU numbers showing in their respective inventory systems, the blog’s source claims. The report might help quell rumors of potential launch inventory shortages that have been swirling for the past month.

UPDATE: Walmart just made it official — and it will offer each model for $1 under MSRP. More →

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Microsoft to introduce new Arc Touch multi-touch mouse?

By on July 5, 2010 at 10:06 PM.

Microsoft to introduce new Arc Touch multi-touch mouse?

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A product listing for a multi-touch mouse, dubbed the Arc Touch, from Microsoft has made its debut at several European online retailers. Details are sparse but the branding suggests that this new mouse may be the next generation of Microsoft’s current Arc mouse which offers a comfortable, curved shape but lacks multi-touch. Further adding a dose of credibility to the rumor is the fact that the domain name “arctouchmouse.com” was registered by Microsoft in March and points to Bing as a placeholder. Windows 7 users with a need for a mouse and a desire for multi-touch may want to hold off on buying that cheap $10 mouse from the big box retailer down the street and give Microsoft some time to possibly make this mouse official.

[Via istartedsomething] More →

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