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Best Buy 'making tablets a focus' this holiday season, might stock one from Rocketfish

Darren Murph

If you waltz into your local Best Buy today, you'll find precisely one tablet for sale: Apple's iPad. By the time this holiday season rolls around, though, that'll all be different. We've heard from Steve Ballmer that Microsoft intends for Windows 7 to be powering quite a few tablet devices in the near future, but it's been somewhat difficult to nail down exact time frames for release outside of Samsung's Q3-bound Galaxy Tab (which won't even run Windows). According to Shawn Score, president of Best Buy Mobile, the company will be making "tablets a focus... going into the holidays." He continued: "Like e-readers over the last couple years, we think customers will think of Best Buy for tablets and expect us to have the right ones." He wouldn't go so far as to confirm the models or brands of any headed Best Buy's way, but we're seeing even more hints that those Rocketfish images tweeted a few weeks ago may indeed foreshadow a holiday launch. We sure hope Santa's ready to deal with the onslaught.

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