As a proud denizen of the Internet and a prouder mobile phone geek, perhaps you’d already heard the rumor floating around the Internet involving Best Buy and Verizon’s iPhone 4 — that is, that they wouldn’t be selling it. As of a few days ago, that very well may have been the case — today, however, Best Buy’s promising that they’ll have inventory on day one.
What they won’t be doing, however, is pre-orders; whatever stock they get will be first-come, first-serve. In other words: if you’re hoping to nab one from ye ol’ Best Buyery, you best get the hand warmers and sleeping bags ready for an early-morning camp out. Hop behind the jump for the presser.
Statement: Best Buy to Offer iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless
Best Buy today announced that the iPhone 4 from Apple on the Verizon Wireless network will be available in Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores across the country beginning Feb. 10, the first day the device is available to the public.
“The iPhone 4 is an important device for Best Buy and we are excited to help Apple and Verizon Wireless bring it to even more consumers,” said Shawn Score, president of Best Buy Mobile. “Our customers have come to expect Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores to carry the best selection of mobile phones anywhere, and offering the iPhone 4 on Verizon’s network is our latest effort to deliver on that promise.”
The iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless retails for $199 for 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model with a new or qualified upgrade with two-year agreement.