On its march to an installed base of 10,000 kiosks by the end of 2010, NCR’s Blockbuster Express has struck a deal to place kiosks at 105 Tom Thumb and Randalls stores in Dallas, Houston and Austin. This is the first major expansion of the BB Express network into the Lonestar State. The new blue boxes will replace DVDPlay-branded kiosks, a company acquired by NCR late last year.
Alex Camara, vice president and general manager of NCR Entertainment (and former Redbox executive), had the following to say about the expansion:
“Randalls and Tom Thumb customers in Texas will now be able to experience the vast selection of entertainment titles that are available for just $1 per night through Blockbuster Express . . . Grocery chains across the country are finding the addition of conveniently-located Blockbuster Express kiosks provides great benefit to customers, allowing them to pick up entertainment along with their everyday purchases.”
Some Insiders who have tried BB Express boxes have complained about them being slow and difficult to use, especially compared to Redboxes. What have your experiences with BB Express been like? Hit the comments and tell us what you think about Redbox’s rival in blue.
(via Market Watch)