Dell on Thursday announced its latest small laptop, the Inspiron Mini 10. The netbook unit, weighing 2.9 pounds, features a 10.1-inch display and a nearly full-size keyboard, as well as a 160GB hard drive and included HDMI port. It is also available in six separate colors.
The U. S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently announced that more than 250 retailers, representing more than 15,000 outlets, have become certified to participate in the TV Converter Box Program. Also, 19 converter box models are eligible for purchase with the coupon and more are being tested as part of the certification process, NTIA reported. More than one million households have requested roughly two million coupons. Consumers can use the $40 coupons to buy converter boxes for analog TVs that rely on over-the-air broadcasts to keep working after February 17, 2009, when full power television stations convert to
There’s bad news for Qualcomm, Motorola’s Q smartphone, and every other product with the letter “Q” in its name- QVC wants to take ownership of the letter. The West Chester, Pa.-based home shopping giant, according to a New York Times piece published Friday, is launching a major ad blitz aimed at associating the letter “Q” with its brand, much the way the letter “Z” is associated with Zorro, or “X” with the X-Men. Also involved in the effort is a new logo that emphasizes the letter, and the new slogan “I Q.” While QVC will not actually be attempting to trademark the
The convergence of computer-related products and consumer electronics is quickly finding its place in U.S. homes. But it will take the sales, integration and installation skills of retailers to bring those solutions to the next level. “Convergence brings great benefits to consumers, but there are so many complexities and those will generate opportunities for you guys,” Helen Heneveld, founder of Bedrock Learning, a home integration training company, said during a panel on the state of the digital home at D&H Distributing’s recent Mid-Atlantic Technology Show in Hershey, Pa. “People want to get these new technologies in their homes and they want them connected. They need
1 1 Dell 37.43 B 36.28 B 3.17 37.43 B 36.28 B 1 N/A 1 Dell Way Round Rock, TX 78682 512-338-4400 www.dell.com Michael Dell Public, EO (MO/Web) 2 2 Best Buy 22.48 B 19.45 B 15.58 29.97 B 26.65 B 858 742 7601 Penn Ave. South Richfield, MN 55423 612-291-1000 www.bestbuy.com Bradbury H. Anderson Public, ATVM (+Web) 3 3 Wal-Mart 23.49 B 21.68 B 1.81 234.87 B 216.77 B 3,689 3,461 702 SW Eighth St. Bentonville, AR 72716 479-273-4000 www.walmartstores.com H. Lee Scott Jr. Public, MM (+Web) 4 4 Circuit City 11.93 B 10.79 B 10.56 11.93 B 10.79 B 653 631 9950 Maryland Dr. Richmond, VA 23233 804-527-4000 www.circuitcity.com Philip J. Schoonover Public, EO (+Web) 5 5 Staples 8.1 B 7.23 B 12.03 15.41 B 13.85 B 1,576 1,491 500 Staples
In 2006, Dell was affected by a massive recall of Sony batteries—batteries Dell uses to power many of its laptops. In early 2007, the company opened its first store in Shanghai. Store counts and sales represent the company’s United States operations only. Best Buy Canada is covered elsewhere in this registry. Wal-Mart is aggressively remodeling many of its stores, and some analysts believe that it will take several months before its sales begin to benefit from those efforts. Sales and store counts represent United States and Canadian operations only. Falling prices on flat panel TVs helped account for Circuit City’s disappointing third quarter sales,
Merchandise Codes: ATV-M Electronics/appliance stores (multi-regional) ATV-R Electronics/appliance stores (regional) EO Electronics only DG Drug store DS Department store HO Office supply store MM Mass merchant PC Computer retailer PX Military exchanges SOF Software store TOY Toy store WC Warehouse club Channel Codes: Web Internet sales +Web Selling via Internet in addition to physical storefronts MO Mail-order/catalog sales +MO/Web Selling via mail-order and Internet, in addition to physical storefronts TV Television sales No channel code implies state via physical storefronts only. All are Dealerscope estimates. Sales estimates represent U.S. and Canada consumer sales. All store counts represent U.S. and Canada locations. See methodology note, opposite page. Top Retailers: Online/Catalogue 1. Dell 2. CDW 3. Amazon.com 4. Gateway 5. Systemax/Tiger Direct 6.
The 26th autumn edition of Hong Kong’s Electronics Fair featured more cutting-edge technology than ever, in step with China’s maturing marketing skills. Flat panel-dominated the main floor of the show, with a higher population than ever of high-definition large-screen 1080p models setting the high-tech tone for the 26th Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), held Oct. 13 to 16. The finished-goods show, which runs concurrently with the components show electronicAsia 2006, attracted almost 2,500 exhibitors, an increase of 17 percent from the 2005 Fall Fair, due in part to the fact that a newly renovated portion of the exhibition floor was made available to
Hong Kong's biggest CE show reveals more than just electronics By David Dritsas Every year, a Dealerscope editor attends the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, October 12 through 16, 2003. Dealerscope was sponsored to attend the show by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and it gives us the opportunity to visit an area that is becoming significantly more important in the consumer electronics world. And while a show like this might not be as glamorous or as ground breaking as a CES, it does give us a good opportunity to see what's happening abroad for the electronics industry. Needless to say, it's been a rough year
They work hard; most play hard, but all are making a difference within their companies and beyond. They're the Dealerscope 40 Under 40 -- 40 men and women already recognized for their achievements early in their careers. Dealerscope is proud to introduce this year's 40 Under 40 profiles, representing the industry's best and brightest. Compiled by the Dealerscope Staff Nasser Abo Abdo President, Audiobahn, Inc., Buena Park, Calif. Age: 35 First industry job: In retail, at Stereo Center in Santa Ana, CA, 1981 Career history: Nasser was at Stereo Center for two years and in 1984 started his own retail store, Pacific Stereo. By