RadioShack ditches T-Mobile for Verizon on September 15th

Posted in T-Mobile by Reuben Drake on July 26th, 2011

RadioShack ditches T-Mobile for Verizon on September 15th Radio Shack is ending its partnership with T-Mobile in favor of a new one with Verizon, which will be joining current partners AT&T and Sprint. If you want a T-Mobile phone or service plan at Radio Shack the last day to get one is September 14th.

The next day Verizon moves in and setting up shop the very next day. The partnership with T-mobile was apparently unprofitable and also a very rocky relationship. Better get that T-Mobile phone from the Shack now.

HTC EVO 3D pre-orders start today at RadioShack

Posted in HTC by Reuben Drake on May 17th, 2011

Well, it’s May 17th and that could mean only one thing. RadioShack is now taking pre-orders for HTC’s mighty EVO 3D. It won’t be advertised, so you’ll just have to ask for it specifically and you’ll also have to shell out $50 for a RadioShack Gift Card.

The launch date for the Sprint-bound smartphone remains unknown, but at least you can claim yours and get in line so to speak. So, who wants one?

RadioShack offering HTC EVO Shift 4G in stores

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on January 10th, 2011

Radio Shack has announced that the HTC Evo Shift 4G smartphone is now available for purchase in its stores. The Shift 4G was just unveiled officially at CES last week and the 4G smartphone will also work on the 3G network that Sprint operates.

Some features include a 3.6-inch touchscreen, slide out QWERTY keyboard, and a 5MP camera on the back that can record video in 720p resolution. The smartphone will also function as a 3G or 4G hotspot for up to eight devices.

Samsung Galaxy S heads to RadioShack on three carriers

Posted in Samsung by Shane McGlaun on August 13th, 2010

I usually venture into a RadioShack store once a year or so when I am in the mall around Christmas just to see all the sweet remote control toys they carry. The Shack has been working hard to get people to come in more and one of the ways that it has pulled that off is by turning itself into a seller of all wireless phones.

The Shack is offering the sweet new Galaxy S smartphone on three different carriers all in one place. You can get the Galaxy S as the Epic for Sprint, Vibrant for T-Mobile, or the Captivate for AT&T. The AT&T device sells for $199, while the other two are apparently going for $149.99.

RadioShack and T-Mobile announce retail partnership

Posted in T-Mobile by Shane McGlaun on July 24th, 2009

radioshack-logo-sbOne of the problems with T-Mobile in many areas is that there are very limited retail outlets where you can walk in and check out their offerings or sign up for new service. The other big problem is that T-Mobile’s network isn’t that great in many smaller cities and rural areas.

T-Mobile and RadioShack announced a new retail agreement today that will almost double the number of retail stores T-Mobile has in the country. RadioShack stores will be selling T-Mobile service and devices including the G1 and myTouch 3G with Google.

RadioShack drops price of subsidized Acer Aspire One netbook

Posted in Acer by Shane McGlaun on April 20th, 2009

acerradioshack-sbWe are all used to going into a phone store and seeing prices that are subsidized and contingent on the buyer maintaining a contract with the mobile provider for two years. If you don’t want the contract you can opt to pay full price, typically hundreds of dollars more than the subsidized price.

During the 2008 holiday season RadioShack was the first company to offer a subsidized netbook in America based on maintaining mobile internet contract with AT&T. The netbook offered on the subsidized plan was the Acer Aspire One netbook.

RadioShack officially announces subsidized Acer One netbook

Posted in Acer by Shane McGlaun on December 12th, 2008

Acer Aspire OneNetbooks are selling in huge numbers this holiday season. Leading the netbook pack in sales is the Acer Aspire One netbook. Most netbooks are created pretty much equal today, but the One provides a good mix of portability and price.

Earlier this week I reported on the leaked sales flyer that claimed RadioShack would be selling an AT&T 3G equipped version of the One for $99 with a 2-year agreement for mobile broadband service. RadioShack has officially announced the $99 deal and confirmed the story just as we ran it on the 9th.

RadioShack starts recycling program for electronics

Posted in Green by Shane McGlaun on October 28th, 2008

RadioShack LogoAlmost everyone is trying to be more environmentally responsible today. One way that geeks can do their part is by recycling their old used electronic gear rather than tossing it into the trash can when you have had your way with it. The catch is that many recycling programs don’t offer any scratch in exchange for your old gear.

Recycling electronics for many programs isn’t something done merely to help the environment. The gadgets are recycled and with enough bulk, recyclers can get as much gold and other precious metals from the electronics as you get from a small gold mine. RadioShack has announced a new electronic recycling program that takes back certain electronic items like cell phones, MP3 players, laptops and more and gives people some loot on a gift card for their trouble.

RadioShack DTX9550 digital converter perfect for low-power station communities

Posted in Set Top Boxes by Shane McGlaun on June 5th, 2008

RadioShack DTX9550So far 2008 is slipping by much faster than I expected and before you know it the digital transition in early 2009 will be here. If you aren’t using a satellite or cable provider and are using an old TV lacking a digital tuner you will need a converter box. While all high-power stations are required to transition to digital broadcasts in 2009, low-power stations in some communities don’t have to change.

That means that in some areas TV watchers could continue to receive both digital and analog signals after the official date for the digital transition. If your community is one with low-power stations what you need is a converter box like the RadioShack DTX9550. This box is a fully digital converter and features analog pass-through so one converter allows the viewing of analog and digital broadcasts.