Best Buy Mobile Offers Great Deals on Android Smartphones and Sprint MiFi for the Holidays

Best Buy Mobile, the mobile specialty retail unit of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY), will be the place to get great holiday deals on several popular smartphones and the innovative Sprint MiFi device.

This holiday, Best Buy Mobile will have five smartphones operating on the Google Android platform across three carrier networks for $99 each with a new two-year activation. These smartphones include the HTC Hero (Sprint), myTouch 3G (T-Mobile), Motorola Cliq (T-Mobile), Samsung Moment (Sprint) and DROID ERIS™ by HTC (Verizon Wireless).

As an additional draw for consumers wishing to connect to the Internet via new wireless innovations, the Sprint MiFi device will be offered for free with a two-year contract on Black Friday, Nov. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 28. This portable 3G device allows consumers to create a personal Wi-Fi cloud. With the MiFi, users can connect devices such as cell phones, laptops, portable music players and other gadgets capable of a wireless Internet connection.

This comes on the heels of a special deal announced yesterday, the Palm Pre priced at $79 on Black Friday, Nov. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 28. This phone runs on the Sprint network and is the reigning CNET Best in Show award winner from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

Customers who purchase any of these smartphones at Best Buy Mobile can avoid the hassle of mail-in rebates with instant savings applied at the point of purchase.

Best Buy Mobile was founded on four customer promises that serve to improve the shopping experience for customers every day of the year:

  • A better choice of mobile devices and networks: Best Buy Mobile offers an unmatched assortment of phones, networks and all of the supporting products and services necessary for customers to truly enhance their mobiles lives.
  • Impartial, informed advice: With a highly-trained, non-commissioned staff and new Web site (www.BestBuyMobile.com), Best Buy Mobile is committed to helping customers research and purchase the right mobile technology for their needs. Best Buy Mobile also offers Upgrade Checker, an in-store and online, that gives customers the ability to see when they are eligible for their next phone upgrade and register for a complimentary reminder call or email.
  • Straightforward pricing: Best Buy Mobile offers only instant rebates on products. Customers pay what they see on the tag.
  • Someone to be there for the life of your phone: Best Buy Mobile offers Walk Out Working, which is a free in-store smartphone setup by a Best Buy Mobile specialist who will sync personal email accounts, set up Bluetooth® headsets, transfer contacts and activate other services to allow the customer to leave the store with a fully functional new smartphone. And with Geek Squad Black Tie Protection, customers have a safety net should anything happen to their device.

To learn more about Best Buy Mobile or read the most up-to-date news, trends and information on mobile products, visit www.BestBuyMobile.com.

About Best Buy Mobile

Best Buy Mobile features one of the largest selections of carriers, handsets and accessories available anywhere, as well as a highly-trained staff to help customers make the most of their mobile phones. Best Buy Mobile locations feature more than 90 different handsets from nine carriers, and over 130 accessories. Employees undergo at least 80 hours of intensive training, as well as continuing education on mobile phone technology and trends. Look for your mobile phone solution at Best Buy Mobile locations in every Best Buy store as well as in standalone stores nationwide.

About Best Buy Co., Inc.

With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, China and Mexico, Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services with a commitment to growth and innovation. The Best Buy family of brands and partnerships collectively generates more than $45 billion in annual revenue and includes brands such as Best Buy; Audiovisions; The Carphone Warehouse; Future Shop; Geek Squad, Jiangsu Five Star; Magnolia Audio Video; Napster; Pacific Sales; The Phone House; and Speakeasy. Approximately 155,000 employees apply their talents to help bring the benefits of these brands to life for customers through retail locations, multiple call centers and Web sites, in-home solutions, product delivery and activities in our communities. Community partnership is central to the way we do business at Best Buy. In fiscal 2009, we donated a combined $33.4 million to improve the vitality of the communities where our employees and customers live and work. For more information about Best Buy, visit www.bestbuy.com.

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