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.

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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

“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 or

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

**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.

BEST BUY, the BEST BUY logo, the tag design, WALK OUT WORKING, HAPPY 24 and BUY BACK are trademarks of BBY Solutions, Inc.


Reader comments

Best Buy stores opening early on June 24 for launch of HTC EVO 3D


;( My yearly upgrade isn't until November. O well sorry EVO3D if nothing else better comes out by than you are mine

I saw a couple guys each with an Evo 3D today while at lunch, so I figured it came out today. If I knew it wasn't until Friday I would have gone over to take a look. Crap!

Ill be honest. I love HTC (hero and EVo) but I don't think ill be upgrading. I think I'm finally ready to try something new with the GS2. Touch Wizard 4.0 blew me away. + the hardware with that 16GB. Sigh...

Awesome. I was planning to pick up a Galaxy Tab that day. Now because of this I can get that early. Thanks Sprint and HTC for launching the Evo 3D that day. ;)

I just talked to my local walmart, the guy doesn't work in that department but said they got there shipment in today. Do you think walmart will start to sell them early again like with the sensation?

Cancelled my pre-order after all the bad reviews about battery life. Went with the Droid Charge, got grandfathered into unlimited data on Verizon, could not be happier.

I got my 3d yesterday, had it fully charged at 5pm, still has about 40% as of 9am..and I have been playing with it a lot. Don't believe all what you hear. In the reviews a lot of people had the GPS and 4g on the whole time which will kill your battery quickly.

All Radio Shack stores nation wide have been given the opportunity to open at 8 A.m. also Friday. It has been left up to Store/District Managers and is mostly depending on the # of preorders for the given store. I myself am opening at 8 a.m. to hook up a couple of my regular customers who have to work or whatnot friday morning...

I know my store has the Zagg screen protector, otter box and a couple silicone cases avail for launch... More to come including a docking station.

i got lil over 7 hours...had wifi on whole time and was monkeying around with it for 3 hours str8 lol...extended battery will be out soon!

My local Best Buy is opening @ 0800. Man I am the first one they told me, call me yesterday. I am the first one on the list feel good my friend. 1st in my hood to get it. Yeah Buddy. Did I tell y'all I'm the first one Friday can't wait.

It doesn't make any sense to go to best buy early Friday if u already have urs pre ordered unless ur no. 1 on the list. From my understanding best buy will call u in the order they were pre ordered. Now what does make sence is getting all pre ordered evo's out of the way Thursday. At least thats what im hoping for... Lol.

I have my appointment for tomorrow 10am at the BB in Dadeland Station, in Miami. If anyone wants my appointment let me know. I will be receiving the phone by other means.