Wal-Mart is upgrading its electronics departments around the country and making room for the summer’s hottest smartphones, like the Palm Pre. You’ll be seeing changes in 3,500 stores nationwide, as early as today.
The company is taking advantage of what it sees as an opening in the industry. Circuit City’s recent doom means that company’s customers are up for grabs. Wal-Mart will seemingly take on Best Buy and Amazon for those people previously devoted to “Big Red.”
Wal-Mart says the upgrades will include more interactive displays and more products – including a full line of iPhones, BlackBerrys and the new Palm Pre, whose release date could be announced Tuesday.