Are you headed off to Best Buy on Friday to get you hands on an HTC EVO 3D? If so, make sure you get there early. Best Buy has now announced store location will indeed be only early on June 24 to fill demand for the device. Best Buy stores, along with select Best Buy Mobile specialty locations, will open at 8 a.m. local time. Plenty of time for you to grab your new HTC EVO 3D and fire it up before you head on into work -- unless, you're planning on being *cough* sick *cough* that day. Full press release is after the break.
Best Buy® Announces Early Store Openings on June 24 for Launch of HTC EVO 3D on Sprint
Best Buy stores, along with select Best Buy Mobile specialty locations, will open at 8 a.m. local time
MINNEAPOLIS, June 22, 2011 – The smartphone lineup at Best Buy Mobile gets a significant boost on Friday with the launch of the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint. To celebrate, Best Buy stores are opening early to ensure its customers are the first people to get their hands on one of the summer’s hottest new smartphones.
All Best Buy big box stores that carry Sprint, as well as participating Best Buy Mobile specialty stores, will open at 8 a.m. local time.** The HTC EVO 3D, which retails for $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement, will also be available online at bestbuy.com/mobile.
“There has been a lot of excitement and interest in the HTC EVO 3D in our stores and we are happy to help bring it to market by opening our stores early on Friday,” said Scott Anderson, head of merchandising for Best Buy Mobile. “This is a big launch for us and our teams are prepared and focused to help customers get their new phones set up and personalized before they leave the store.”
The HTC EVO 3D on Sprint is the nation’s first 3D phone with qHD display, and features Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread, the fastest version of Android, as well as dual 5-megapixel cameras.
In addition to the largest selection of smartphones under one roof, Best Buy Mobile offers an array of services aimed at improving customers’ experience, including Walk Out Working, Upgrade Checker, Happy 24 and a full array of accessories for customers to protect and personalize their device.
About Best Buy Mobile
Best Buy Mobile was founded in 2006 with a goal of changing the way consumers shop for and purchase mobile phones in America. Today, Best Buy Mobile is in every Best Buy store and also has 201 Best Buy Mobile specialty stores around the country. Best Mobile features one of the largest selections of carriers, handsets and accessories available anywhere. Employees undergo at least 80 hours of intensive training, as well as continuing education on mobile phone technology and trends to help customers get the most of their mobile phones. For more information about Best Buy Mobile, visit www.bestbuy.com/mobile or www.bestbuymobile.com.
About Best Buy
Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is a leading multi-channel global retailer and developer of technology products and services. Every day our employees - 180,000 strong - are committed to helping deliver the technology solutions that enable easy access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun. We are keenly aware of our role and impact on the world, and we are committed to developing and implementing business strategies that bring sustainable technology solutions to our consumers and communities. For information about Best Buy, visit www.bby.com.
**As a small percentage of stores will not open early, customers should call their local Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile store to verify the store’s hours.
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