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Dell, Wal-Mart Test In-Home IT Service

17 Jul, 2008 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Dell Inc. have begun testing an in-home computer and home theater consumer pilot service patterned after Best Buy Co.'s Geek Squad and Circuit City's FireDog program.

Called “Solution Station by Dell,” the service is designed to make it easier and more affordable for people to set up and use digital lifestyle technology in the home. It is being tested in 15 select Dallas-area Wal-Mart stores, according to Downs Deering, director of retail services at Dell.

Wal-Mart said there was no plan to expand the service outside of Dallas.

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