Sep 30 AT 4:54 PM Taylor Wimberly 3 Comments

Best Buy Mobile partners with Google

A report out of Forbes says Best Buy is teaming up with Google in order to increase cell phone sales. Best Buy will be launching a new web site for wireless devices, lining up new exclusive distribution agreements, opening more Best Buy Mobile stores, and collaborating with Google to create a series of mobile applications.

Their first mobile application will allow customers to search for products and see which locations in the area have them in stock. Best Buy plans to release applications for multiple smartphone platforms and include the software pre-installed on units they sell. Applications specific to Google’s Android mobile operating system are also in the pipeline, but no specific details have been announced.

Best Buy is currently offering the Sprint Hero for pre-sale.

The Hero is coming to stores October 11, 2009.

The Hero is coming to stores October 11, 2009.

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  • Who?

    Sweet, specialized Best Buy bloatware!

  • Clark Wimberly

    I didn’t even know Best Buy had a standalone mobile store.

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