Best Buy Canada will carry Blackberry Bold nationwide



    TORONTO and BURNABY, BC, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - Best Buy Canada, Canada's
fastest growing specialty retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, will
be carrying BlackBerry Bold 9000 from Research in Motion Ltd., in stores
across Canada beginning tomorrow.(*)
    "The BlackBerry Bold is one of the hottest new products for Canadian
technology enthusiasts," said Phil Johnston, Director, Wireless Solutions,
Best Buy Canada Ltd. "We want Canadians to know that they can count on Best
Buy for the latest and greatest in mobile technology."
    To address the growing demand for a better mobile phone shopping
experience, Best Buy Canada announced in June that it will be launching a
unique stand-alone shopping experience with new stores located in shopping
centers across the country. The new Best Buy Mobile stores will sell mobile
phones, plans, accessories and related items - a unique format for Best Buy.
The first stores will be constructed in the Greater Toronto Area and are
slated to open before the end of 2008.

    About Best Buy

    Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy
Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:  BBY). Best
Buy is Canada's fastest-growing specialty retailer and e-tailer
(www.bestbuy.ca) of consumer electronics, personal computers and entertainment
software and also operates the Geek Squad (www.geeksquad.ca). There are
currently 52 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba,
Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.
    Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest
technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure
(non-commissioned) sales environment. The Company is committed to kids and
communities, supporting non-profit organizations that help youth develop their
skill set, discover their talents and sustain a lasting interest in education.
    For more information about Best Buy, including store locations, visit
www.bestbuy.ca

    (*)Depending on availability and supply





For further information:

For further information: Sarah Coombs, (416) 848-1447,
scoombs@national.ca; Scott Morris, Best Buy Canada, (778) 452-3412,
scmorris@bestbuycanada.ca


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