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  • Radio Shack Teams Up With PCH International To Create A Retail Pipeline For Hardware Startups

    Radio Shack Teams Up With PCH International To Create A Retail Pipeline For Hardware Startups

    Electronics retailer Radio Shack is teaming up with hardware manufacturer and accelerator PCH International to bring 6 square-foot “Powered by PCH” retail spaces to stores in the United States. This area will feature hardware startups that work directly with PCH’s accelerator, PCH Access, to bring their products to retail after incubation. The partnership will be called… Read More

  • RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores

    RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores

    Today, while reporting its 2013 forth quarter results, the RadioShack announced plans to close 1,100 of its 4,000 stores in a bid to stem loses. The parts drawer. The RC toys. The various different types of solder and breadboards. RadioShack. It is quickly dying. Read More

  • T-Mobile Rebounds With 7-Eleven After Radio Shack Split

    T-Mobile Rebounds With 7-Eleven After Radio Shack Split

    Breaking up is hard to do, but T-Mobile and Radio Shack seem to be handling the split rather well, all things considered. After Radio Shack alleged that T-Mo materially breached the terms of their agreement, the two have gone their separate ways. Or at least, they will on September 15. This is more of the awkward, still-living-together phase. In the mean time, Radio Shack has moved on to the… Read More

  • Radio Shack Boots T-Mobile, Welcomes Verizon With Open Arms

    Radio Shack Boots T-Mobile, Welcomes Verizon With Open Arms

    The T-Mobile/Radio Shack affair isn’t exactly new news at this point — Radio Shack alleged that T-Mobile “materially breached” the terms of their agreement way back in February. No one short of legal counsel knows exactly what grievances Radio Shack has with their magenta-hued carrier partner beyond lackluster sales performance, but it looks as though things are… Read More

  • An ode to Radio Shack

    A certain subset of computer users – those aged in their late twenties to middle-late 30s – will remember Radio Shack with absolutely fondness. I, for one, used to think of the Shack (as it’s now to be called) as a den of iniquity staffed by people who knew a thing or two about electronics. Those days are long gone, but it’s nice to read posts like Jeff… Read More

  • ex-Sprint and Radio Shack execs try to save the world with eRecyclingCorps

    65,000 tons of mobile phone e-waste are generated every year. The bad news is, only 1% of consumers choose to recycle their headsets when they upgrade. eRecyclingCorps is working with carriers to integrate the recycling process into the POS sale system at the retail store. Read More

  • Gadget Club: The Final Winner


    Ladies and gentlemen, after extensive counting I have found that AV has won the Gadget Club contest with 91 votes. He and his Atomo are WINNAR! And with that we close our Gadget Club contest with special thanks to Radio Shack (le Shack) and Peek for sponsoring the festivities. Read More

  • Radio Shack rebranding: Why? Why!?

    So Radio Shack – AKA RadioShack – is planning to call itself the Shack. Radio Shack has been Radio Shack for 88 years. Radio Shack should not change its name. I understand that the store is in a unique position right now. Most of its major competitors are gone and it’s going up against Best Buy. It has long been the second place you go when looking for electronics and… Read More

  • RadioShack stores now accepting trade-ins of old gadgets

    Good for RadioShack. All 4400 stores are now drop-off locations for the company’s trade-in program, which sounds like a natural fit. Previous gadget trade-in programs generally involve sending your gear away to a random website where you just *know* that you will not get in return what the website advertises. Now you just head to your local ‘Shack and the associate determines… Read More

  • Circuit City's Canadian operation to get auctioned this week

    Circuit City’s Canadian operations have been in question ever since the US locations started showing signs of death. CircuitCity.com had previously stated that the Canadian locations would operate normally but that doesn’t seem the case as all 765 stores are headed to the auction block this week. The Source, as the stores are called in Canadaland, were previously purchased from… Read More

  • Radio Shack’s Black Friday ad

    We’re admittedly a little late on the uptake for this one but in case you missed it, here are some good deals from Radio Shack’s leaked Black Friday ad: Read More

  • Radio Shack doesn't understand the Xbox 360

    So yeah, this picture isn’t possible. Any Xbox 360 owner knows that you cannot sit the console on the HDD side. It won’t sit up and sometimes will produce a horrible, game ruining, scratching noise because it’s upside down! Oh, Radio Shack. When will you return to your random electronic parts origin and leave the low profit margin gaming stuff to the big… Read More

  • TomTom and Radio Shack launch GO 630 GPS unit

    Radio Shack is gaining yet another exclusive GPS model after the Motorola and NAVIGON units. The TomTom Go 630 seems similar in specs to the GO 720 with even the same $399 price. IQ Routes Technology Advance Lane Guidance Access to TomTom MapShare Text-to-Soeech 4.3-inch widescreen Bluetooth handsfree call Side note about why Radio Shack is selling “exclusive” models after… Read More

  • Best Buy Mobile stores growing up; to start pimping computers and iPods

    Best Buy is set to take over your local mall with small stores designed for your “life on the go”. These locations are going to be stocked with not only cell phones, but also ultra-portable notebook computers, PMPs, and of course, accessories. The upgraded Best Buy Mobile stores build on the cell-phone only model that the company started rolling out last year but will now… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Samsung Instinct $99 at Radio Shack

    Starting tomorrow, Radio Shack will be selling the Samsung Instinct to new Sprint customers for $99. If you’re an existing Sprint customer looking to upgrade, it’ll cost you the normal price of $129. The sale is going on through Labor Day, so if you’re going to Radio Shack anyway, why not pick up a new Instinct? What am I saying? Nobody goes to Radio Shack. What I meant to… Read More

  • Samsung Instinct $99 at Radio Shack

    Starting tomorrow, Radio Shack will be selling the Samsung Instinct to new Sprint customers for $99. If you’re an existing Sprint customer looking to upgrade, it’ll cost you the normal price of $129. The sale is going on through Labor Day, so if you’re going to Radio Shack anyway, why not pick up a new Instinct? What am I saying? Nobody goes to Radio Shack. What I meant to… Read More

  • Radio Shack looks to Apple stores for inspirado

    Since the launch of Apple’s super-popular iPhone, competing handset manufacturers have been scrambling to produce phones that at least somewhat replicate Cupertino’s device. So it should stand to reason that the look and feel of Apple’s stores, which are quite popular with shoppers, might begin to appear in competing retailers’ stores. Case in point, it’s… Read More

  • Radio Shack ad confirms Xbox 360 price drop



    High res available here. This purported ad sent in by a Radio Shack employee to Joystiq backs up the last week’s ad from K-Mart that Microsoft will give the Xbox 360 a price cut during E3. Hold off a few weeks if you’re in the market, kiddies. Read More

  • Rumor: iPhone 3G to be available at Radio Shack and Best Buy

    BGR’s “Apple ninja” is claiming that the iPhone 3G may be available for sale at Radio Shack and Best Buy, but it’s unknown whether or not this will take effect on the 11th if it happens at all. Yeah. Whatever. Read More

  • BlackBerry Curve runs Windows Mobile, according to Radio Shack


    Radio Shack is selling a WinMo Curve mash-up in a half-page circular it’s giving away in stores. In case you couldn’t tell this is a huge mistake and basically proves that Radio Shack should stay in the battery business. Read More