Best Buy finally gets it right

BestbuyLately it seems that Best Buy can’t do anything right.

First it was the "system glitch" that allowed gaming fans to preorder a PS3, which buyers later learned would not be honored from a sweet little email from Best Buy stating simply: "Your preorder for the PlayStation 3 gaming system will be canceled." (Diehard folks remained undeterred, of course, quitting their jobs to camp outside the store weeks too early.)

Then it was the megastore’s premature selling of the Microsoft Zune, which carries an official release date of this Tuesday. Some early Zune owners are running into problems with the software because it needs access to the Zune website whose launch is, of course, scheduled for Tuesday.

But this morning, Ultranauts discovered that Best Buy is righting its wrongs (depending on who you ask, I guess) by signing a UMPC contract that will expand distribution of Samsung’s handtop lineup to 240 retail locations throughout the United States. Prior to this announcement, the Samsung Q1 has been available only at Texas Best Buy shops.

I really hope Hawaii is included in the 240 count because everytime I’ve checked out a local Best Buy, the employees have insisted that what I was really looking for was the Motorola Q. Geek Squad, indeed!

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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