Well the summer is almost over the kids are going back to school. BestBuy one of the largest box retailers is really banking on Tablet PC‘s to be THE item for the holiday season.
You wouldn’t know it right now though, if you walk into any BestBuy location you will not see a inundation of new tablet computers, you will see one; the Apple iPad. According to Shawn Score, the president of Bestbuy Mobile, said “Like e-readers over the last couple years, we think customers will think of Best Buy for Tablet’s and expect us to have the right ones.”
What new Tablets can we see Bestbuy to have this season? We reported last month that they were working on getting the new Rocketfish Tablet PC. There is also rumors of the new Samsung GalaxyTab making an appearance as well. Word has it, that at least 4 to 7 Tablets powered by Microsoft Windows showing up for some egg nog.
Last year, the “it” item to get was an Amazon Kindle, whom sold over a million e-readers in December. We might continue to see E-Readers being a solid holiday buy, many allocated to the recent price decreases. Now that the Kindle is in a retail chain (Target), the Barnes and Noble Nook (Bestbuy) and the Kobo E-Reader (Chapters/Indigo) are firmly in retail settings, instead of a pure online item, sales should be robust as well.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.