RadioShack and Target Break Up
RadioShack today announced that it has disolved its business relationship with Target. RadioShack has helped Target manage its post-paid mobile business in more than 1,500 stores for years. The two companies have been renegotiating their contract since October 2012, but have been unable to agree to new terms that both firms find satisfactory. The split, which RadioShack calls "amicable," will take place April 8, 2013. This only affects Target's post-paid business, and not its prepaid and mobile accessory businesses.
Target Adds Mobile Payment Feature to its App
Target today made it possible for people to make in-store payments with their smartphones through the Target mobile app. Similar to Walmart’s offering, shoppers can link their debit cart to the new Wallet function within the Target app.
LeEco Selling the Pro3 and S3 Through Target
LeEco has struck a distribution deal with Target and is now selling its Pro3 (pictured) and S3 handsets via Target's web site. The two phones are available online for $400 and $250, respectively, and are sold unlocked.
Google Assistant On Phones to Gain Voice-Based Shopping
Google today expanded the scale of its Google Express service with the addition of Target stores nationwide. Starting immediately, people who live in the 48 contiguous states can ask Google Assistant on the Google Home product to purchase items from Target.
Sprint to Test New Stores with Dixons Carphone
Sprint today announced a new partnership with Europe's Dixons Carphone that will see the companies test 20 new retail stores in various markets around the U.S. Dixons Carphone is a renowned electronics retailer.
Sprint Phones Vanishing from Walmart
Sprint's presence at the nation's largest retailer has dwindled in recent weeks, according to Fierce Wireless. Some 500 Walmart stores across the country continue to sell Spint handsets, but the majority of Walmart's 4,177 brick-and-mortar locations no longer have them in stock.
So long Radioshack.
Target Mobile isnt goin anywhere tho!