New Nexus 7 Available and Shipping From Amazon Today, Store Pick-ups at Best Buy Too

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The new Nexus 7 isn’t technically supposed to launch until July 30, but retailers like Amazon and Best Buy flipped the switch to “available” today. Amazon in particular is simply showing the device as “available.” Should you have a Prime account and choose the 1-day $3.99 shipping option, you could have it as early as Monday, but if you can’t wait even that long, $8.99 will get it to you tomorrow. They have both 16GB and 32GB WiFi models in stock at the same $229 and $269 prices.  (more…)

New Nexus 7 Pre-orders Already Live Through Best Buy, Full Gallery Too

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Well, there she is in all her glory. The new Nexus 7 is now live through BestBuy.com for pre-order, meaning we are almost 100% guaranteed to see it unveiled at tomorrow’s breakfast meeting with Sundar Pichai. The 2nd generation tablet from Google has already been leaked, what feels like a dozen or so times through testers and retailers over the last few days, but this one sort of puts the nail in the coffin.  (more…)

Best Buy Ad Shows July 30 Launch Date, $229 Price, and 1920×1200 Resolution for the New Nexus 7

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The new Nexus 7, even though it will likely be announced at a Google event on Wednesday, has been leaked more ways than we can count over the last 3-4 days. It initially popped up in a series of photos and video, then through a variety of retailer inventory systems showing pricing and availability dates, and then moments ago in an official press render. And with all of that, we still wanted confirmation on an upgraded display, along with more information on a launch date. We think we now have that thanks to a Best Buy ad that is scheduled to run in next Sunday’s paper.  (more…)

Pebble Partners With Best Buy to Sell Popular Smartwatch – Available Online Today, in Stores July 7

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Due to increased demand, Pebble has partnered with Best Buy to make their popular smartwatch available across the country in retail shops. The device will sell for $149.99, is available online today, and will reach store shelves by July 7. The black version (Jet Black) is the only model currently available, but the Pebble team has plans to make the red version available in August.

Be sure to read our full review of the Pebble if you haven’t yet, but are considering joining the wearable tech trend.

All of the details can be found below.  (more…)

Best Buy Starts Taking Pre-orders In-store for Verizon’s Galaxy S4

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Verizon continues to hold out on giving us any sort of official release or pre-order date for their version of the Samsung Galaxy S4, even after almost every other major carrier in the U.S. has announced an in-store date. The only thing we know for sure, is that it’s coming in May and you can sign-up through their site to be notified of future happenings. Not much, right? Thankfully, we have Best Buy.  (more…)

HTC One Available Today From AT&T and Sprint, All Sorts of Retailers

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The HTC One is now available from AT&T and Sprint, along with a handful of retailers across the country. After being announced back in February we were starting to wonder if this day would come thanks to reports of delays. Both AT&T and Sprint are selling the 32GB version for $199 on new 2-year contract. AT&T also has an exclusive 64GB version that can be purchased for $299 on contract. (more…)

Samsung to Open 1,400 Experience Shops Inside U.S. Best Buy Stores

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The rumors were true, Samsung will open mini-stores or Experience Shops inside 1,400 Best Buy stores across the country beginning this month. Similar to what Apple has done with their personalized section of the “worlds largest consumer electronics retailer,” Samsung will carve out their own space in both Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile shops to provide customers an opportunity to explore their smartphones, tablets, laptops, and cameras with help from a Samsung Experience Consultant.

The shops will vary in size, with the largest being approximately 460 feet, and will offer up a hands-on, interactive experiences of Samsung products to customers. Samsung and Best Buy are expecting to have 900 of these shops open by May.

Not that Samsung needed any help in boosting their already enormous sales, but this certainly won’t hurt. You have to wonder, how can HTC or Motorola or LG ever compete with something like this? Every time someone walks into a Best Buy store, they’ll be greeted with glowing neon Samsung logos, tables with products for demos, and “specialists.” Good luck, rest of industry.

More info at Best Buy’s Samsung Experience site(more…)

Best Buy and Samsung Team Up to Bring Specialized Section to Retail Stores

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According to Geek, Best Buy and Samsung are preparing a relationship that will bring a specialized Samsung store to the insides of high-traffic Best Buy locations. Starting soon, Best Buy employees will be informed to clear out two aisles near the mobile section for the installation of a Samsung-only station. In these sections, Samsung will show off their new flagship device, the Galaxy S4, as well as other phones, tablets, and other products.  (more…)