RadioShack is nearly one hundred years old, but that does not mean it is guaranteed to hit the milestone. The last few years have been especially difficult for the electronics retailer and now it seems that a bankruptcy filing is on the way. To combat bankruptcy and gain some cash, RadioShack is working to sell some of its stores to Sprint. The carrier, who has also had its fair share of troubles recently, would be able to expand with the takeover of many leases belonging to RadioShack. Sprint has been very open about expanding through retail stores; therefore, it is not shocking to hear of interest in RadioShack locations.
It’s officially April, so if previous rumors hold up, we should see the HTC One hit shelves in the US by the end of the month. RadioShack appears to be one of the first to get some promotional materials for the big launch, though, and they’re beginning to market the device in stores with some eye-catching signs. The signs are specifically for the AT&T and Sprint versions of the phone, though, so if you’re a Verizon customer hoping for a last minute change of plans, sorry.
The signs do show a promo for a free $50 Google Play credit if you purchase the One with a two-year agreement, as well as $10 off the $199 price of the phone. The Play credit nice, and the $10 off isn’t much, but it’s a nice gesture. (and if everyone else launches it at $199, why not get it at RadioShack?)
There’s no official release dates on any of the signage, unfortunately, but I can’t imagine it’ll be too much longer. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as anything else pops up.
So what is “RARMNJ1320″ exactly? Well “RARMNJ1320″ is the magic code word that will get you a 32GB Nexus 7 from RadioShack for just $229. For a limited time, RadioShack is selling the Google flagship tablet for $27 cheaper than what you can get it for from Google themselves who charge $249. On top of this, RadioShack is giving free shipping on the device, while Google usually charges $14 to ship. Added together, that’s a savings of $41 for the 7-inch tablet.
Once you’ve selected your tablet and have gone through the process of adding it to your cart, then you will enter the code word for the deal. Please note that in order to cash in on this deal, you’ll need to type out the entire code word and not simply copy and paste it, otherwise it will not work. The Nexus 7 combines portability and performance in a sleek device and for $229, this is a really great deal. If you haven’t already, check out the source for this incredible deal and lets us know how you’re enjoying your new Nexus 7.
With Black Friday just around the corner, knowing about the best deals that are available to you is key. If you’re planning on grabbing an Android powered device this Black Friday season, there’s some awesome choices for you to look at. TalkAndroid has your back with a list of some of the best deals out there that you can take advantage of on or around Friday!
Keep in mind that these are just some of what you can find this Black Friday. If you guys have any other info on some great deals, feel free to use the comments section. As more info comes to us this page will be updated. There’s also other stores worth mentioning such as Target and Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart will be offering $100 gift cards if you purchase a device such as the Samsung Galaxy S III (on contract), so keep your eye out for those kind of deals! Or you can also grab the Black Friday app to help you find the best deals possible.
If you’re looking for a tablet this Black Friday, you can check out our round up of great Android tablet deals!
Hope you all get what you want this Black Friday and shop safely. And of course, have a Happy Thanksgiving from the TalkAndroid crew!
Not too long ago, RadioShack teamed up with Cricket to offer prepaid wireless service for their customers. The pricing is competitive, starting at $25 per month, but the device selection so far has been fairly lacking. Well, the ‘Shack at least looks like they’re making an effort to change that by offering the HTC Desire C, and low-end/mid-range phone at an attractive price point. $119.99 gets you a 3.5 inch HVGA screen, 5 megapixel camera, and Android 4.0 with Sense on top. It’s not going to make your Galaxy S III jealous, but for the pricing on the handset and the wireless plans, it makes an excellent entry level phone for consumers.
Still haven’t nabbed yourself Google’s Nexus 7 tablet? This may be an incentive for you to finally grab one. For a limited time, RadioShack is offering $20 off on one item that exceeds $125, in which the Nexus 7 does. Just enter in the coupon code “RMN20″ and you should be able to purchase it for $229 plus taxes.
Head on over to the source link, and don’t forget the coupon code! We don’t know how long this code lasts, so buy now if you’re interested.
The Holidays seem to come sooner each year and with them comes everyone favorite 5AM mall rampage known as Black Friday. For many of us, Black Friday is a chance to score a new phone at a reasonable price, and the latest leak of RadioShack’s Black Friday deals seem to promise just that.
So far the deals look to include an HTC One X for free with a new 2-year contract, as well as a Galaxy S III on Sprint for $50 or AT&T for $100. Other free phones include the Samsung Stratosphere 2 on Verizon, AT&T’s Galaxy SII Skyrocket, and Sprint’s Galaxy S II. Phones aren’t the only thing on sale either– all Zagg screen protectors are 25% off as well as many cases and headphones are marked down as well.
So, if you happen to be looking for a new phone or maybe just some extra accessories for your current device, this is definitely worth a look, especially when RadioShack is offering $10 store credit for every $50 spent.
Those of you who are fed up with the bigwig wireless carriers and are looking for other alternatives will soon have yet another option to look at and consider. Famed retailer RadioShack has long been rumored to begin its own wireless service and we have the best evidence yet indicating the wireless service is not only on the way, but will be here very soon. The gang at Engadget obtained a key photo indicating RadioShack’s new wireless service will be powered by Cricket Wireless and highlights the standard no-contract jargon along with some exclusives like an 8GB SD card with all Muve Music phones.
No further details for now— though RadioShack should be all but set to launch on September 5th.
Ouch. The Droid Bionic just got a slap in the face by Radioshack who has recently flagged the device as “unsellable.” As a result they have subsequently removed the device from their Direct2U system. So why is it unsellable? Rumors suggest two prominent reasons. On the one hand, we have some who believe this is in response to a software or security issue that needs to be corrected before the device is fit to sell. On the other hand, we have some who believe this action was taken due to too much demand resulting in low stock levels.
Both seem a bit far-fetched in my opinion. The Droid Bionic looks to be a great device, but compared to what’s coming; Nexus, Razr, Vigor, and more, perhaps the Bionic was unfortunately simply dead on arrival.
What do you think is the reason for this? I would especially like to hear from Bionic owners. Would you have bought the device today knowing what’s coming next month? Are you pleased with your purchase or do have you a bit a buyer’s remorse?
Virgin Mobile has officially announced that they will start carrying the HTC Wildfire S beginning October 23nd for $200 at such outlets as Best Buy and RadioShack. This latest offering gives consumers yet another option in carriers for this Android 2.3 device as U.S. Cellular made the same announcement for their own version of the HTC Wildfire S only few days ago. Let’s take a look at the specs, shall we?
- Runs Gingerbread and HTC Sense
- 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen
- 600MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM
- 3G and Wi-Fi
- 5MP camera with flash
- Bluetooth 3.0
Hit the break to read the full press release.