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Rumor: Best Buy to equip employees with iPads

Forbes reports that “…one of the country’s top 10 largest retailers” is prepping to supply its floor employees with iPads. A source notes that the retailer in question has 1,000 locations in the US. Forbes suggests that, with 1,100 stores in its stable — not to mention its existing partnership with Apple — Best Buy is a likely match.
While the retailer would neither confirm nor deny the rumor, Forbes notes that a recent “Connected Store” pilot program launched by Best Buy locations in Vegas and Pittsburgh put devices like iPads, iPod touches and Galaxy tablets into employees’ hands to increase familiarity when talking to customers.
The retail giant will be selling the iPad 2 on May 11 in the States, as well as Target, Sam’s Club and Walmart.
[Via CrunchGear]