According to a leaked Radio Shack flyer, the retailer is planning to start selling the HTC EVO Shift 4G for $150 on January 9th with a 2 year contract. If you want the phone without a contract, it will run you $449.99. Just as a quick reminder, the HTC EVO 4G has a 3.7-inch screen size, sliding keyboard, Android 2.2 operating system, 800 MHz processor, and 512MB of RAM. [Android Central]
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The T-Mobile G2 with Google is coming to @RadioShack. Only $149.99 with 2-yr agreement (instant rebate!). Stay tuned for info.
Radio Shack is selling the T-Mobile G2 mobile phone for $150 with a 2 year agreement and instant rebate. This is $50 cheaper than the pre-order at Best Buy! Radio Shack made the announcement on Twitter. [Engadget]
RadioShack is offering $100 gift cards for old 8GB or 16GB iPhone 3G mobile phones. RadioShack is also giving away $200 gift cards for iPhone 3GS 16GB or 32GB mobile phones. The gift cards can be used for anything at RadioShack stores include the iPhone 4 once it arrives. The phones must be in good condition. [InformationWeek]
The HTC EVO 4G handset will be available for purchase from Sprint at a price of $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. RadioShack is offering it for the same price without requiring mail-in rebates. If the pre-order through RadioShack is placed before May 31st, you will also get a $20 in-store accessory credit. Unactiviated EVO 4G handsets can be bought for $499.99 at RadioShack as well. [Sprint and Radio Shack via SlashGear]
First Pizza Hut rebranded themselves as “The Hut” and now Radio Shack wants to name themselves “The Shack.” Here’s a note to corporations, adding the word The to the front of your name when it wasn’t there in the first place doesn’t make you sound cool. It makes you sound like you’re trying too hard.
The image above was taken from a terminal within a store, captured by Engadget. The in store signs will be changed later this week and the signs at the storefronts will be changed later this year. Radio Shack’s Wikipedia page has already been updated to reflect the changes. The launch of the new brand is expected to take place in San Francisco and New York and will feature 14 foot tall laptops streaming video of the webcams from one store to the other. There will also be live music at both locations.
I would try and ask a Radio Shack manager myself, but I sincerely do not want to get clocked for asking.
Good news for those of you that want the Palm Pre but don’t want to get locked into a 2 year Sprint contract. The phone without a contract costs about $549. The phone will be arriving on June 6 for $199 with a two year contract with a $100 mail-in rebate if you buy it from a Sprint store.
However representatives at Best Buy and Radio Shack have confirmed that buying the phone from their stores will allow you to avoid mailing in that pesky $100 rebate yourself. At those stores the rebates will be instant.
In conclusion, I recommend that if you are going to buy a Pre, get it from Best Buy or Radio Shack. But if you return it to Radio Shack later on, make sure not to get punched.
In Eau Claire, Wisconsin, a Radio Shack employee is being charged for punching a customer because he was trying to return an item. The employee said no so the customer asked to speak with the manager. That is when the 52 year old employee flipped out and began punching the customer. A bystander called 911 immediately after the incident took place. The employee is expected to report to court on May 19.