Future Shop Ltd.

Future Shop Ltd.

March 23, 2011 09:04 ET

ConnectPro Launching New Tablet Services to Maximize and Protect Devices

Future Shop Accepting Pre-Orders for Tablets Including BlackBerry PlayBook and Motorola Xoom

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 23, 2011) - In concert with the exciting tablets launching this year at Future Shop, ConnectPro, Canada's premier provider of technology installation and services, is releasing new offers to help tablet owners fully embrace and maximize their new technology. ConnectPro Experts will provide services in-store or at home, starting as low as $19.99. Experts are available to help customers get cozy with their tablets running any platform through services such as:

  • Protective shields installation.
  • Set-up new tablets, including personalization and basic tutorial.
  • In-home advanced tutorial and device integration.
  • Mobile security software installation.
  • Printer set-up.

Visit www.connectpro.ca to view the current services available for tablets. Starting April 8, 2011, ConnectPro's full suite of tablet services will be made available with pricing.

Exciting, new tablets launching at Future Shop
Future Shop is accepting pre-orders or launching the following exciting new tablets to the existing line-up:

Available now for pre-order on www.futureshop.ca and in-store:

  • Blackberry PlayBook: BlackBerry PlayBook is the world's first professional-grade tablet. It features an ultra-portable design and delivers industry leading performance, uncompromised web browsing with support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, true multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security features, out-of-the-box enterprise support and a robust development environment. Pricing starts at $499.99 and it is scheduled to arrive on April 19, 2011.
  • Motorola Xoom: Built on Google's Android Honeycomb platform, Motorola Xoom delivers unprecedented speed, features, entertainment and utility on an incredibly sharp 10.1" multi-touch display. Motorola Xoom retails for $599.99.

Available on Friday, March 25, 2011:

  • iPad 2: The iPad 2 will be sold at all Future Shop stores starting at 5:00 p.m. local time.

Future Shop was on the ground at the Consumer Electronics Show 2011 in Las Vegas and documented first-hand the new and emerging tablets. Watch the following videos and get a peek at some of the functionalities from tablets expected to hit Future Shop:

More exciting tablets, matching accessories and services are launching at Future Shop throughout the year. Visit www.futureshop.ca or your local Future Shop cellular department for ongoing updates.

About Future Shop

With 146 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000 technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website, Futureshop.ca, to deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells. Futureshop.ca also hosts an online community forum and tech blog called Tech Yeah for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshop.ca/techyeah). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to recycle used electronics and is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/futuregeneration).

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