It didn't help that Best Buy asked it to take back its tablet which was a dud with consumers. But its core businesses aren't doing well either.
FORTUNE -- A report that Best Buy wants Hewlett-Packard to buy back all the TouchPad tablet computers that the retailer is storing, unsold, couldn't have been timed worse. HP is slated to announce its third-quarter results on Thursday, and while the TouchPad makes up only MOREAug 18, 2011 11:18 AM ET
Once you get past the elaborate poop joke, South Park's Apple send-up is spot on
Comedy Central didn't do its South Park franchise any favors with the clip it chose to promote the 15th season premier: The keynote where Steve Jobs unveils the HumancentiPad. Jobs send-ups are comedic cliches and the centiPad -- a scatalogical spoof on a Dutch horror film few Americans have seen -- is almost unwatchable.
That's a shame, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 30, 2011 6:17 AM ET
Acer's Iconia tablet looks as good as the XOOM on paper and is up for pre-order for $450.
If you've ever played with an Acer netbook, you'll know the computer maker isn't adept at turning out high end products. But the Taiwanese company makes a good mid-range product, and they do it with razor-thin margins. This strategy is part of the reason they canned their CEO Gianfranco Lanci last week, saying MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 8, 2011 10:13 AM ET
Motorola should have released this a month ago.
Amazon.com (AMZN), Best Buy (BBY), Costco (COST), RadioShack (RSH), Sam's Club, Staples(SPLS) and Walmart (WMT) will all be selling the Motorola (MMI) XOOM on March 27th, Motorola announced today. The $599, 32GB tablet matches up with Apple's(AAPL) 32GB Wifi iPad on price but offers some interesting differentiators:
It will have the ability to play Adobe's (ADBE)Flash when it is launched on Friday
It will be MORE
By Sunday, Gene Munster's team couldn't find an Apple tablet for sale at any retail outlet
Gene Munster's team at Piper Jaffray walked the iPad 2 lines in New York City and Minneapolis and interviewed 236 would-be buyers. They also called various retailers (Apple stores, Target, Best Buy, etc.) looking for product. The results of their survey were released Sunday night. Their findings:
Munster is sticking with his estimate of 400,000 to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 13, 2011 8:39 PM ET
A guide for shoppers who can't wait for the lines to subside
As you may have heard, Apple's (AAPL) new and improved iPad 2 goes on sale in the U.S. Friday at 5 p.m. local time.
Unlike the first model, which was initially available only through Apple's retail stores and selected Best Buy outlets, buyers this year have choices -- more than 10,000 of them, each with their pros and cons. They MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 8, 2011 7:35 AM ET
That depends on a host of variables -- including the day, the time and the weather
After the enormous queues that many had predicted failed to materialize the day of the Verizon (VZ) iPhone launch, it was hard not to take it as bad omen.
"The best indicator for underlying demand for a product is the lines at launch," says Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster. "Verizon threw a party and nobody came."
Which may MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 7, 2011 12:44 PM ET
Leaked images reveal details about the Google tablet's launch.
Whether or not Motorola's (MOT) Xoom is the official Google (GOOG) Tablet in the way the Nexus One and Nexus S are official Google phones is uncertain. However, when Google has shown of Android on a tablet, they've shown off the Xoom, both at Dive into Mobile and CES.
It is pretty clear Xoom is Google's go-to Android 3.0 tablet, though Toshiba and MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 23, 2011 3:08 PM ET
With the big box consumer gadget chain's revenues down, it seems shoppers are heading to specialty stores or online to get their goods.
Though holiday shopping has been surprisingly healthy so far, particularly online, Best Buy is feeling the pain associated with fickle consumer trends. For its third quarter ending November 27, Best Buy (BBY) reported revenues of $11.89 billion, less than the $12 billion the company pulled in the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 14, 2010 5:35 PM ET
The company finally has enough iPhone 4s in stock -- just in time for the Christmas rush
From the day it launched the iPhone 4 in June, Apple (AAPL) has ramping up production, trying to get supplies to the point where they could meet demand.
The company reached that point of retail equilibrium last week, when shipping delays in its online store, which had been listed at 3 weeks from June through MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 9, 2010 10:38 AM ET
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