Lowe's to give 42,000 Apple iPhone 4 handsets to employees
posted by Alan F. / Sep 09, 2011, 3:12 PM
According to Brown, each store will receive about 25 Apple iPhone 4 handsets as the company plans on spending a record amount for Lowe's on technology in the fiscal year ending in January. Lowe's has added Wi-Fi hotspots, increased the bandwidth at locations, and is making more of its stock available online. 72,000 computer screens are being replaced with flat-screen displays.
Lowe's is in fierce competition with Home Depot in the home improvement area of the retail market. The latter gave out Motorola handheld devices to its workers last year so that they could spend more time helping customers and less time working away from them. Despite adding the Apple iPhone 4 handsets and all of the other improvements, Tim Hoyle, research director for Haverford Investments, says that Home Depot is well ahead of Lowe's and anyone who thinks that they can catch up to them is naive.
source: Bloomberg via electronista
Why iPhones? Seriously! -Small screen -Easily broken (bad in a hardware store with all-concrete floors) -Tend to get stolen a lot -Expensive to insure -Crummy reception, especially in buildings... If they're using the credit card thingee, there are many available for other smartphones. I have several Square credit card readers for my computer business, and they work great on my Android and Symbian phones, and my fiancee's Blackberry Torch
posted on Sep 09, 2011, 4:11 PM 6
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Why not? With an iPhone you don't have to worry about the following: 1. Forced closing 2. Poor updates 3. Viruses and malware 4. Poor battery life(Android phones only have 3 hour batter life on average) 5. Poor design and functionality 6. LOL Android phones have the poorest reception
posted on Sep 09, 2011, 5:34 PM 3
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1. It force closes...there is just no error message. Think desktop PC without Error Reporting on... 2. Yea ok. I'll give you that. 3. Wow...lol. Wont even waste time respond to that...4, 5 and 6 too. If you gonna defend the iPhone, at least be more realistic about dissing Android and not look like an angry girl that just got felt up at school. The post you respond to probably had more realistic stuff in it than yours..
posted on Sep 09, 2011, 5:41 PM 2
Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011
1.Force closing is due to bad coding on apps 2.Nexus 3.Only virus protection app an use sense you can tell if it is virus 4.I get 2 days out of my galaxy s i have seen 5 on S2 5.Nexus,Nexus One,Sensation,Evo 3D to name a few have great design 6.i have great reception an i can squezze my phone an make call
posted on Sep 09, 2011, 8:42 PM 3
Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008
antennagate was an android issue? oh no.. that was an iphone4 issue. why iphones? because some idiot at the top doesnt know anything about phones.. thats why. If he did he would have had android phones shipped for less, that can do more.
posted on Sep 10, 2011, 6:17 AM 3
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Lowe's is finally ahead of the competition and gave in to the Apple-pa-loosa.... great move on their part and congrats to the employees whom will dump their trashy Android phone and use a quality Apple product....
posted on Sep 09, 2011, 5:35 PM 0
Take a hammer from a dept n smash it on the Iphone
posted on Sep 09, 2011, 7:32 PM 2
20. zuno gyakusatsu
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at least it would take a hammer to damage it. all you have to do is open the box for an android phone and you already have a useless brick.
posted on Sep 10, 2011, 3:57 AM 0
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Hmm. It's cool that Lowe's is using technology in their stores, but I'd think a tougher phone would be better for them. Like the Casio G'zone Commando. It could handle a drop on those concrete floors...
posted on Sep 09, 2011, 7:42 PM 0
Well..... truthfully they work really well and there not For personal use and with the old style systems They have it's a big step and the cases that's on them are 2 inchs thick plus have a hard shell too. Why would u use android when u have people that are not tech savvy When iOS is user friendly for old and young.
posted on Sep 09, 2011, 10:29 PM 0
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I wish I worked at lowes so I could win this phone so I can win this phone and sell it to some iphone fan boy for $500 so I can by an epic 4g touch!!!
posted on Sep 09, 2011, 10:44 PM 1
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Lets work on clearing up some stupidity. Lowes is not jet giving these to all employees.... They are going to be used in the story only for store purposes. ( Just like cash register and forklifts don't go home with employees at night..... Essentially the only thing that these things can do right now is access Lowes app and go onlineoh and calculater...... They are blocked from nearly everything else. Eventually they will phase out LRT Guns and most of the cordless sales floor phone for these iPhones... Basically Lowes went with IPhone because at the time this discussion of adding technology to Lowes The IPhone was the one and only love child of At&t who is Lowes phone provider. This plan has been in the future since 2010 atleast long before At&t lost exclusivity....
posted on Sep 10, 2011, 2:17 AM 0
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Hey cmon guys....whats up with this argument again?? BOTH the iPhone and Android has its pros and cons. Unless you want to continue becoming childish brats and continue fighting over phones.......so be it.
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