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Best Buy to Introduce Tablet to Compete With Amazon, Apple

October 17, 2012

Best Buy Co. (BBY:US), the world’s largest electronics retailer, will introduce a tablet computer to compete against Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN:US)’s Kindle and Apple Inc. (AAPL:US)’s iPad.

The Insignia Flex, which uses Google Inc.’s (GOOG:US) Android operating system, will go on sale in Best Buy stores Nov. 11, the Richfield, Minnesota-based retailer said. The tablet will have a 9.7-inch screen and cost about $250, according to the company.

To contact the reporter on this story: Bryan Gruley in Chicago at bgruley@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Robin Ajello at rajello@bloomberg.net


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    (Best Buy Co Inc)
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