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Apple revamps retail stores for 10th anniversary [video]

May 23rd, 2011

We all knew something was up, and over the weekend Apple took the wraps off what is being called “Apple Store 2.0,” a revamp that includes various new niceties. The changes, which coincided with Apple’s 10th retail anniversary, involve both consumer facing changes and behind-the-scenes tweaks that will combine to improve an already unique retail …

HTC Merge available from third-party retailers, not Verizon Wireless

May 13th, 2011

A Verizon Wireless spokesperson has shed some light on the fate of the HTC Merge — an Android 2.2 handset first discovered last September. The device, which was officially announced by HTC in February, has fallen in and out of obscurity for months. Now, according to the latest report, users may finally get a chance to purchase the handset. …

Verizon Wireless to carry the BlackBerry PlayBook after all

May 2nd, 2011

On April 20th, a Verizon Wireless spokesperson was quoted as saying the company was “still evaluating” whether it would carry Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in its retail stores. Eleven days later, it looks like that evaluation is over. The company has the PlayBook listed in its 2011 winter consumer guide with a “coming …

Verizon Wireless 'still evaluating' PlayBook distribution

April 20th, 2011

Reuters is reporting that Verizon Wireless is still debating whether or not to distribute Research In Motion’s new tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook, via its sales channels. “We’re still evaluating the BlackBerry Playbook and have not made a determination as to whether we’re going to distribute it,” said a Verizon Wireless spokesperson speaking to the publication. The new …

Confirmed: Sprint getting Motorola XOOM with WiMAX

April 11th, 2011

We exclusively reported Sprint would be getting an identical version of the Motorola XOOM sans LTE and adding a WiMAX radio, and we now have received a second confirmation — cases for the Motorola XOOM just started showing up at Sprint stores nationwide. No word on availability of the Motorola XOOM, but we’d anticipate it …

Verizon Wireless to carry iPad 2 at launch

March 4th, 2011

While no formal announcement has been made, Verizon Wireless has updated its website to reflect the fact that it will begin selling Apple’s new iPad 2 on launch day, March 11th. Details surrounding the launch have not been clarified, but Verizon Wireless is expected to begin selling the highly anticipated iOS tablet at 5:00PM local …

Verizon iPhone 4 hits store shelves today

February 10th, 2011

Just a friendly reminder to all those looking to pick up an iPhone from Verizon Wireless: the device officially hits store shelves today. Those coveting a CDMA iPhone can hit up Apple Stores, Best Buys, Walmarts, and, of course, Verizon Wireless retail locations with credit card in hand. Good luck and happy hunting.

AT&T’s Windows Phone 7 Sales: Store Feedback

November 11th, 2010

With Windows Phone having launched just this past Monday, and with rumors of the new smartphone OS selling 40,000 units on launch day (impressive, in our opinion), we wanted to do some digging of our own. We reached out to 15 corporate AT&T stores in the New York City, Miami, and Chicago areas to get …

Apple adds another iPhone retail-distribution point: Target

November 2nd, 2010

It appears as though Apple is really starting to loosen up the death grip (pun intended) its kept on the iPhone’s retail-distribution channels for the past three years. Yesterday, big box retailer Target announced that it would be carrying the Cupertino company’s iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS smartphones in 846 retail locations beginning on November …