Best Buy archive

  • Watch out GameStop: Walmart launching game trade-ins in US
    Gaming

    Watch out GameStop: Walmart launching game trade-ins in US

    By 18 March 2014

    Walmart, the largest retailer in the US, is expanding its video game department to accept used game trade ins, which could have big implications for video game retailer GameStop. Walmart will begin accepting the trade ins on 26 March. The value can immediately...

  • Verizon's contract-free Moto G to land at Best Buy in US for $100
    Phones

    Verizon's contract-free Moto G to land at Best Buy in US for $100

    By 1 January 2014

    Motorola's Moto G has yet to land at any physical retail store in the US - but it will within the next few days, apparently. Best Buy confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that it plans to sell a no-contract, Verizon version of the Moto G for $99.99 (£60)...

  • HTC One Metallic Blue confirmed for Best Buy, but it's a different blue to UK model
    Phones

    HTC One Metallic Blue confirmed for Best Buy, but it's a different blue to UK model

    By 10 September 2013

    When is blue not blue? When it's metallic blue. That's the message coming out of HTC which has confirmed that the HTC One Metallic Blue smartphone announced in the US exclusive to Best Buy is a different hue of blue when compared to the HTC One Vivid...

  • Nexus 7 2 press images, full specifications and price confirmed on Best Buy site ahead of launch
    Tablets

    Nexus 7 2 press images, full specifications and price confirmed on Best Buy site ahead of launch

    By 24 July 2013

    Best Buy has jumped the gun somewhat by posting its pre-order pages for the second-generation Nexus 7 tablet ahead of its official announcement later today. It has included the full specifications, press images from every angle and US prices for both...

  • Pebble exclusively launches through Best Buy online and US stores
    Gadgets

    Pebble exclusively launches through Best Buy online and US stores

    By 2 July 2013

    Pebble announced on Tuesday that its Kickstarter-born smart watch would launch exclusively through Best Buy this summer. A Jet Black version of the Pebble is now available at Best Buy online. The same model will also land in all US Best Buy stores on...

  • Samsung Experience Shops to open within 1,400 Best Buy stores in US
    Phones

    Samsung Experience Shops to open within 1,400 Best Buy stores in US

    By 4 April 2013

    Samsung has confirmed that it will launch 1,400 "Experience Shops" in Best Buy stores in the US in the coming weeks. The Samsung Experience Shop (trademarked, of course) will be installed in more than 1,400 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores...

  • Best Buy CinemaNow Disc to Digital pictures and hands-on
    Home Cinema

    Best Buy CinemaNow Disc to Digital pictures and hands-on

    By 14 January 2013

    One of Rovi's major announcements at CES in Las Vegas this year was that DivX Plus Streaming digital rights management has been approved for UltraViolet use. This allows several of Rovi's back-end entertainment delivery services to add UV compatibility,...

  • Wii Mini official, but only in Canada for now
    Gaming

    Wii Mini official, but only in Canada for now

    By 27 November 2012

    Following an earlier leak on the Canadian Best Buy home page, Nintendo has confirmed it is launching a smaller, slimmer version of the original Wii games console. Dubbed the Wii Mini, it will ditch internet access and GameCube compatibility, in order...

  • Apple iTV detailed by Best Buy
    Home Cinema

    Apple iTV detailed by Best Buy

    By 7 February 2012

    There is a saying that if you wish for something long enough it becomes true and that's probably what Best Buy is hoping for after it conducted a survey concerning the rumoured Apple iTV platform. US tech site The Verge reported on a leak that saw the superstore...

  • 9 companies fighting to stay alive in 2012
    Gaming

    9 companies fighting to stay alive in 2012

    By 4 January 2012

    We love our gadgets, we all do, but as the competition continues to get tougher and tougher, companies have to make better and better gadgets to stay not just relevant, but in business. Here are nine companies that are going to find 2012 tough. Some will...

  • Best Buy UK to cease trading 15 January 2012: Closing down sale begins
    Online

    Best Buy UK to cease trading 15 January 2012: Closing down sale begins

    By 28 November 2011

    We brought you news on the imminent closure of UK Best Buy at the beginning of November and now the company has posted a letter saying that Best Buy UK stores and website will close on 15 January 2012. The UK venture was a teamup between Best Buy and...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #61
    Online

    Pocket-lint Podcast #61

    By 8 November 2011

    A mixed bag is on the agenda in the Pocket-lint Podcast this week, as the team looks at the delights of Motorola's Xoom 2 duo of devices, and editor Chris Hall attempts to explain with 8.2-inches is better than 7. Ian Morris puts forward an interesting...

  • Confirmed: Carphone Warehouse to close Best Buy stores in UK by year end
    Online

    Confirmed: Carphone Warehouse to close Best Buy stores in UK by year end

    By 7 November 2011

    Carphone Warehouse is expected to announce that it will be closing its 11 Best Buy superstores in the UK, following disappointing performance since they first started opening in 2010. The delayed start - they were first planned for 2009 - can't have been...

  • Transfer swoop as Everton sign Best Buy
    Online

    Transfer swoop as Everton sign Best Buy

    By 30 August 2011

    It's hardly up there with Manchester City snapping up Samir Nasri or West Ham buying the brilliantly named Brian Montenegro, but Everton have pulled off a transfer deadline coup by making Best Buy its official technology partner. The deal means that Everton...

  • Best Buy Insignia TiVo TV is TiVo without the TiVo (box)
    Home Cinema

    Best Buy Insignia TiVo TV is TiVo without the TiVo (box)

    By 1 August 2011

    As we have seen in the UK, with a tie-in with Virgin Media, TiVo has relatively recently altered its market strategy to include licensing its software and user interface to other manufacturers. And now Best Buy is the latest to join forces with the television...

  • Best Buy offer affordable wireless audio with Rocketfish
    Audio

    Best Buy offer affordable wireless audio with Rocketfish

    By 27 June 2011

    The giant blue and yellow tech retailer that is Best Buy has a range of own brand products in the States under the name of Rocketfish doing a roaring trade. In fact, it's been going so well that the company has brought them over to its burgeoning fleet...

  • How to beat the iPad 2 queues
    Tablets

    How to beat the iPad 2 queues

    By 25 March 2011

    Where can I get an iPad 2? That’s the question on more lips than any other as the latest Apple tablet hits the shelves. It’s a valid query. Ever since word came of higher than expected sales figures in the US, it’s been pretty clear that the rest...

  • Angry Birds for PC free with Intel AppUp
    Gaming

    Angry Birds for PC free with Intel AppUp

    By 24 March 2011

    Back in January we told you how Angry Birds had spread its wings and moved onto the big screen, courtesy of its inclusion in the Windows-based Intel AppUp Center. The app originally cost £4.99, which is a little pricey for a game that retails at just...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook US pre-orders open with iPad pricing
    Tablets

    BlackBerry PlayBook US pre-orders open with iPad pricing

    By 22 March 2011

    The BlackBerry PlayBook has finally been given some official release details from Research in Motion - the long awaited 7-inch tablet is due to land on 19 April, with pre-orders through Best Buy open now. And RIM has also met it's promise at getting a...

  • Royal Wedding mobile phone: Chavtastic handset ahoy
    Phones

    Royal Wedding mobile phone: Chavtastic handset ahoy

    By 21 March 2011

    If you're a staunch royalist, a collector of royal memorabilia, or just a chav (possibly all three), then you may be interested in the Royal Wedding edition Alcatel One Touch mobile phone that the Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy will be flogging in order...

  • Sarah Harding goths up for HTC Incredible S launch
    Phones

    Sarah Harding goths up for HTC Incredible S launch

    By 4 March 2011

    The HTC Incredible S was launched in The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy yesterday, and normally-blonde Girls Aloud member Sarah Harding even went as far as to dye her hair black to match the handset. Featuring in both the initial photoshoot and being...

  • Motorola Xoom hits UK shops Q2 2011
    Tablets

    Motorola Xoom hits UK shops Q2 2011

    By 17 February 2011

    The flagship Honeycomb device, the Motorola Xoom, will land in the UK in Q2 2011 in both 3G and Wi-Fi flavours. Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy will be offering up the 3G and Wi-Fi option (and obviously the data contracts to go with it) whilst Currys...

  • Motorola Honeycomb tab to Xoom in 24 February?
    Tablets

    Motorola Honeycomb tab to Xoom in 24 February?

    By 7 February 2011

    Could we be less than 2 weeks away from the launch of 2011's most hotly anticipated tablet so far? No, not the iPad 2 - but the Motorola Xoom and all of its Honeycomb goodness. According to a Best Buy print ad from the States we could well be - although...

  • Best Buy Offers Harry Potter Box Set and Blu-ray player for 7 quid...
    Home Cinema

    Best Buy Offers Harry Potter Box Set and Blu-ray player for 7 quid...

    By 17 November 2010

    To "celebrate" the cinema release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One, those of you who are lucky/unlucky enough to have been named after any of the three major characters of the Harry Potter books/films, will have the opportunity of purchasing...

  • Best Buy Facebook shop open for business
    Online

    Best Buy Facebook shop open for business

    By 16 November 2010

    Best Buy has announced that it has launched a shop on Facebook. The superstore is the first technology retailer in the UK to offer a shop on Facebook. The platform lets you share products and wishlists with your buddies before you eventually part with...