Target Moves Forward with Bullseye Mobile, Adds Tech Suppport
Target has launched a new mobile phone sales business both online and within its retail stores. The new service, which is being made possible through a partnership with RadioShack, will allow customers to purchase cell phones and service from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. The phone sales, which are being branded Bullseye Mobile (not Target nor RadioShack), will be available via kiosks that will be built into Target's retail locations throughout the remainder of 2010 and into 2011. In conjunction with the retail presence, Target has also launched the Target Mobile Store online, which consumers can also use to purchase mobile goods and services. In addition to the new sales channels, Target is also offering phone-based customer support for electronics devices that it sells.
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.
Cricket Jumps Into 1,600 Target Stores
Cricket Wireless today announced a significant expansion of its retail footprint thanks to Target. Beginning Oct.
RadioShack Expands Fix-It-Here Program
RadioShack today said its has increased the footprint of its Fix It Here service to 26 stores in and around Chicago. Consumers with broken or damaged smartphones and tablets can take their device to RadioShack, where select problems can be repaired.
RadioShack Declares Bankruptcy, to Sell Stores to Sprint
RadioShack today filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and signed an agreement to sell approximately 1,750 of its stores to Sprint. Under the terms of RadioShack's Chapter 11 filing, RadioShack will sell the stores to Sprint and General Wireless, a subsidiary of one of RadioShack's major investors.
Just 3 of the big 4 eh?