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Posts Tagged ‘phone’

The Internet: Not Just for Computers

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

With the internet widely available on almost all sorts of electronics, you don’t have to be on your computer to surf the web.  More often now, computers take a seat next to phones and tablets when consumers want to check their e-mail, shop online, navigate etc.  Shipments of internet-enabled consumer electronics devices will soar to exceed those of the computer for the first time in 2013, according to a new IHS iSuppli consumer platforms report.

According to a marketing firm, ISH iSuppli, shipments of connected consumer electronics devices, a category including a wide range of products — from televisions to video game consoles, to Blu-ray players- will surge to 503.6 million units in 2013, up from 161 million in 2010. In comparison, computer shipments during the same period will amount to 253.3 million, up from 222.3 million.

We're An Exclusive AT&T Authorized Cellular Retailer

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

AT&T at Abt

Beginning September 1st, Abt will become an exclusive AT&T authorized cellular retailer. “We’ve been selling cell phone for a number of years, but want to focus on one carrier to provide the best customer experience possible” said Brian Rozycki, Abt’s cell phone department manager.

Stop by tomorrow to see which AT&T phones we will have in stock (supplies limited). If you’re looking for a new cell phone provider or looking to upgrade your phone and contract, our knowledgeable sales staff can assist with both.

-Jennifer A.

Do You Use Your Phone To Shop?

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Mobile Survey

According to RetailCustomerExperience.com, 15% of consumers use their phone to make purchases.  This includes using their phone to verify product ability, competitively price items while at a store, and create shopping lists.  Out of the respondents, two thirds like the idea of self-scanning their items to avoid checkout lines, while one fourth of respondents would like to use their phones to get coupons and store specials.  The main complaints of using the mobile channel were internet connection problems, the cell phone’s screen size wasn’t large enough to compare products, and security issues.

Do you use your phone to shop?   If yes, what are your reasons to do so and do you have any concerns?

-Jennifer A.

The Samsung Vibrant Demo This Weekend

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

T-Mobile & Samsung Vibrant at Abt

Today, T-Mobile and Samsung unveiled the new Samsung Vibrant, their latest Android cell phone, in our mobile showroom.  This weekend only, you can come to Abt and have T-Mobile and Samsung specialists answer your questions about the latest Android phone either at their tent camped outside the front of our store or in the T-Mobile RV (which is packed with their entire cell phone line and some accessories).

T-Mobile & Samsung Vibrant at Abt

To celebrate the arrival, there are giveaway prizes available both days, and today they had Mustard’s Last Stand hot dogs on hand to feed hungry visitors.  Another promotion available this weekend only is that you can trade in any working iPhone for a Samsung Vibrant and receive $100.  If you’re interested in demoing the new phone, stop by tomorrow or you can try it anytime at our store.

-Jennifer A.