RadioShack - Electronics for all your needs
RadioShack is an electronics retailer that sells a variety of media and communication equipment. The company sells cellphones and their accessories, offering both pay-as-you-go phones and cellphones with plans. They have a "Trade & Save" program which allows you to trade in old electronics, mostly cellphones, for a certain amount of store credit. The retailer also carries a wide array of hobby electronics, from binoculars for bird watching, to sports and fitness equipment. Other electronics offered include TVs, GPS and car accessories and music and audio equipment. RadioShack has a service section where they can replace mobile phone screens, remove computer viruses and help you set up new electronics. There is a smaller selection of games, gaming systems and office supplies available. Radioshack is known for its R in a circle logo, which is sometimes mistaken for the registration symbol.
RadioShack - In keeping with the electronics market
RadioShack was founded in 1921 by Theodore and Milton Deutschmann to provide equipment for radio officers aboard ships. The first store was opened in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. The company entered the music market in 1939 and launched its first catalog in the same year. Today, the company employs over 34,000 people and has more than 4,700 stores in the U.S. and Mexico. The retailer started offering mobile phones in 1986 and was one of the first retailers leading the transition of the electronics market into wireless and mobile technology. The headquarters is located in Fort Worth, Texas and the company generates over $4 billion per year.