Analyst Claims Grim Black Friday Sales for Microsoft’s Surface RT Tablet


A new research report published by Piper Jaffray anaylst Gene Munster suggests that Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet hardware may not have sold favorably compared to the competing iPad and iPad mini slates at Apple’s retail stores. Munster had observed Apple and Microsoft company-owned retail stores, which are usually located in close proximity to one another […]

Apple Customers Can Soon Pay for Purchases With Passbook at Apple Stores


Apple is reportedly making changes to its point-of-sales system to support Passbook payments at the company’s retail locations, allowing iOS 6 users a new way to pay for purchases at retail stores. Passbook integration will be made into Apple’s iPod Touch EasyPay system. When Apple launched the iPod Touch EasyPay terminals, they effectively replaced cash […]

Apple to Stock iPhone 5 Cases Later This Month At Retail Stores


According to insider sources at Apple’s retail operations, the company will begin to stock cases for the iPhone 5 later this month at retail stores. Up until now, Apple has not stocked or made available any cases for the iPhone 5 and consumers looking for added protection to their smartphone have to turn to third-party […]

Samsung Canadian Retail Store Inspired by Apple


Apple and Samsung had accused each other of copying one another’s designs on technology on each company’s respective smartphones and tablets, but now Apple may have one more thing to complain about. Samsung had recently opened up its first retail store in North America located in Metrotown, Vancouver in Canada, and the store’s simple and […]

3 Ways Retail Can Embrace Mobile to Profit and Thrive

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I spent the weekend shopping for groceries, a wedding gift and waiting while my wife shopped for a dress for an upcoming wedding and in the process discovered several ways retailers can embrace mobile technology to attract customers and increase profits. In order to save time and money I shop for many items online, but […]

Apple Stores Begin Targeting iPad at Children


Apple is beginning to more aggressively target its consumer-centric tablets at children with the iPad at the children’s table at its retail stores. The space on the children’s area at Apple stores was previously occupied by the company’s iMac home desktop computer, which highlighted the versatility of the computer in handling educational software, games, and […]

Can the Lumia 900 Be Windows Phone’s ‘Droid’?

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The Nokia Lumia 900 is topping sales charts as users discover the young Windows Phone operating system. Can the Lumia 900 deliver a “Droid Effect” to Windows Phone, boosting Windows Phone App selection and appeal? In the fight with the iPhone and Android for market share, Windows Phone is the underdog, much like Android was in 2009. In […]

Amazon Wireless Leaves Beta, Offers $25 in Apps and Price Matching

Amazon Wireless Leaves Beta, Offers $25 App Credit and Price Matches

Ever since 2009, Amazon Wireless has been in beta. No longer. The company announced today that Amazon Wireless has left beta and it will be offering up some nice deals in celebration of the occasion. Amazon Wireless is generally the place to look for a new smartphone on the cheap as it generally has much […]

On Google and Selling Tablets Directly


The big news in the Tabletscape is as predictable today as it has been for awhile. Google is going to open an online store to attempt to sell Tablets directly. Chuong brought you this news earlier. Some are describing this as a panic move. That’s just silly. Anyone who didn’t see something like this coming […]

Microsoft Retail Stores Stop Accepting Pre-Orders for Nokia Lumia 900 LTE

After initially establishing a pre-order program for the highly anticipated Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T’s 4G LTE network in the U.S., Microsoft retail stores are now abruptly ending the program and are no longer taking pre-orders for the Windows Phone device. It’s unclear as to why the pre-order program has suddenly end and Microsoft did […]

Microsoft Stores Now Taking Pre-Orders for AT&T Lumia 900 LTE


Microsoft retail stores are now beginning to take customer pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 900, which will be headed to AT&T’s 4G LTE network upon release. The Windows Phone 7 Mango smartphone was initially announced at the Consumer Electronics Show last month and has attracted a lot of attention as it will be one of […]

Nokia Lumia 800 Comes to U.S. to Microsoft Stores


In addition to having announced the Lumia 900, an LTE smartphone for AT&T’s 4G network, Nokia has just announced that the Lumia 800 will also be crossing the Atlantic to arrive in the U.S. on Microsoft Store shelves. When it was announced, the Lumia 800 was originally targeted at Europe and Asia, and Nokia had […]

Apple Launching Store-Within-a-Store Concept at Target?

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For many of you, you have easy access to an Apple Store. A place where you can go scope the new products, test them out, get help with a device, and much more. However, they aren’t accessible to everyone, especially those that live far away from metropolitan areas. Well, it seems Apple plans on taking […]

Grand Central Terminal Apple Store Opens – Gallery


Today the Apple Store in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal opened to the public. You would think that this was the first Apple Store in New York — no, the world — the way people lined up to get in the store. You’d also think this location sold a special gold iPad for $99 […]

Amazon Takes Aim at Mom and Pop Stores with New Promotion


This Saturday, December 10th Amazon will launch a new promotion, a promotion that very clearly has mom and pop stores in its cross hairs. The retailer is going to be offering up an additional 5% off of its prices when users use the company’s Price Check app. If you’ve never used Amazon’s Price Check app […] Now Offering In-Store Pickup in San Francsico

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Apple is now giving online shoppers the option to pickup merchandise at its three San Francisco stores instead of having iDevices shipped to them. Apple will be rolling out the in-store pickup option nationwide in time for the holiday shopping season. Shoppers in the San Francisco area will now see the “pick up” option next […]