Best Buy Wont Sell Mate Pro 10 And All Other Gadgets From Huawei

(Credit: Huawei) The Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Chinese company receives a major blow and losses Best Buy as one of their retailers.

It is definitely not a good time for Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer.

Best Buy, the US’s largest retailer electronics retailer, has reportedly stopped ordering smartphones from the Chinese company. They will also stop selling its products over the next couple of weeks. This is according to a person who is familiar with the issue.

“We don’t comment on specific contracts with vendors”, a Best Buy representative explained in a report. “And we make decisions to change what we sell for a variety of reasons,” he adds.

A Huawei spokesperson declined to comment on the issue but maintains that Best Buy is a “valued partner”. But “as a policy, we do not discuss the details of our partner relationships,” she said.

“Huawei currently sells its products through a range of leading consumer electronics retailers in the U.S.,” the Chinese company also said in a statement.

“We have a proven history of delivering products that meet the highest security, privacy and engineering standards in the industry and are certified by the Federal Communications Commission for sale in the U.S.”

This move follows AT&T and Verizon’s last-minute change of decision to not go ahead with promoting the Mate 10 on contract after the increased U.S. scrutiny of Chinese tech firms over protection issues.

The company was apparently expected to announce their partnership with AT&T in January at the CES but the US company backed out. When asked for comments, AT&T kept mum but about the reports but said that they never publicly committed to the partnership. Verizon followed the move a few days later.

 

Siri calls the Nokia Lumia 900 the best smartphone ever

This is an absolute marketing nightmare. The best smartphone in the market today isn’t Apple’s iPhone. Instead, it is Nokia Lumia 900. The best part about this story is that Apple digital assistant Siri was the one who crowned Lumia as the best phone over the iPhone.

According to PCWorld, this problem arose due to Siri’s complexity. The latter uses Wolfram Alpha to answer questions based on sets of data available. When it came to smartphones, somebody on the team failed to note about this glitch and Lumia 900’s high rating is based only on 5 reviews of the device. All of the reviews gave the Lumia five stars.

The list doesn’t involve any iPhone devices or any Samsung Galaxy S models. The article said that Wolfram Alpha’s data is coming from Best Buy.

The company’s reviews are the ones behind Wolfram Alpha’s answers to questions when it pertains to electronics. When you take a look at Best Buy’s review page of the Lumia 900, they really show 5 exceptional reviews.

Though this may not cause an alarm in Apple’s HQ, but this glitch is something that has to be addressed.

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Best deals this Black Friday

As I’ve said in the previous article, it’s time to start breaking those piggybanks as retailers are readying to empty your pockets give you the best deals come tomorrow, November 27, or more famously known to shoppers as the Black Friday Sale.

To help you er- decide on where to spend your money, a post by the Associated Press on the New York Times gives you a list of some of the cool gifts you can find its cheapest price.

Enjoy!

Best Buy:

Dynext 32-inch 720p LCD HDTV, $299.99

Samsung ToC 46-inch 1080p LED HDTV, $1,599.99

Garmin GPS, $99.99

DVDs beginning at $3.99

Blu-Ray discs starting from $7.99.

JC Penney:

Discovery Wonderwall video projector, $68.88 after mail-in rebate

65% off select women’s coats

72-piece dinnerware sets, $59.88.

Kmart:

Sony 32-inch 720p LCD HDTV $379.99

19.2-volt Craftsman Drill with one-hour charger, $39.99

Buy two, get one free Legos

Macy’s:

14k white gold half-carat diamond studs, $199

Regal Collection 800-thread count cotton 6-piece sheet set $69.99

Tommy Hilfiger men’s leather bomber jacket, $99.99

Sears:

Samsung 40-inch Class 1080p LCD HDTV, $599.99

Craftsman C3 19.2-volt drill/driver with charger, $39.99

Kenmore 3.5-cubic-foot high-efficiency washer and 5.8-cubic-foot dryer pair, $579.98

Target:

Nokia CoolPix S203 digital camera for $88

Westinghouse 32-inch 720p LCD HDTV, $246

Apple 8GB iPod nano, $145

Walmart:

50-inch Sanyo plasma HDTV, $598

Magnavox Blu-Ray disc player, $78

TomTom GPS system, $59

For more cool deals, click here.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/11/25/business/AP-US-Black-Friday-Glance.html?_r=1

Black Friday deal: HP laptop for $197 on Best Buy

Calling it the “first-ever, value priced HP laptop”, Best Buy is making the new HP laptop available this week as part of its Black Friday sale.

This aggressively priced HP G60-507DX laptop isn’t sacrificing its features for affordability though. It runs on an Intel Celeron 900 processor, has a 2GB RAM memory and has a 160GB hard drive.

Earlier this month, Best Buy also offered an affordable laptop, the $249.99 Acer laptop. According to a post in Best Buy’s website,  they are on their way to offering the best savings this gift-giving season.

“From now through the end of December, Best Buy is marshaling a distinctive combination of dynamic assortment, exclusive offers and support services to benefit shoppers ready to give the gift of computing this holiday season – whether for loved ones or themselves,” the post read.

Two more days you guys! Better start breaking those piggybanks. 🙂

Source: http://features.csmonitor.com/innovation/2009/11/25/black-friday-best-buy-readies-197-hp-laptop/

Have a buck? Buy a Netbook!

Have a buck? Buy a Netbook!

Yup, you read that right – a buck for a Netbook – no kidding.

With the advent of pint-sized computers, more and more computer companies are jumping in the bandwagon and producing their own Netbook models as demand for them increases.

Mega-retailer Best Buy and Sprint has joined forces and resulted to what could be the cheapest Netbook to date. Compaq Mini 110c-1040DX Netbook will be sold for 99 cents with a two-year service contract provided by the telecommunications company and will be available in participating Best Buy stores.

The Compaq Mini 110c-1040DX Netbook runs on a 1.6GHz processor and 160GB hard drive.

The 3G wireless service from Sprint will cost you $60 a month for the 5GB data monthly for two years. I’mma do a quick math here – so the netbook’s true cost would be $1,440.

Consumer response this plan however, is still shaky as they might be deterred of the overall pricing for the Netbooks with the two-year fixed data contract when they can surf the web for free if there are Wi-Fi spots available.

Best Buy also plans to sell the Netbook to Verizon Wireless and AT&T for $199.99, again, with a two-year lock-in period.

Source:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10280886-94.html