TORONTO and BURNABY, BC, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - Best Buy Canada, Canada's
fastest growing specialty retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, today
announced that it will be carrying Apple's iPhone 3G at Best Buy Mobile
stores(*) in Canada beginning October 1st.
"The iPhone is a revolutionary product that has changed the way people
think about their mobile phone and we are pleased to be able to help Canadians
get their hands on one of the hottest new products introduced in Canada this
year," said Phil Johnston, Director, Wireless Solutions, Best Buy Canada Ltd.
"We want Canadians to know that they can count on Best Buy Mobile for the
latest and greatest in mobile technology."
Best Buy Mobile plans to sell the iPhone 3G at the suggested retail price
of $199 for the 8GB model and $299 for the 16GB model with a three-year
contract from Rogers or Fido.
Best Buy Canada announced in June that it would be launching a unique
mobile phone 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. The first Best Buy Mobile store is now
open at Vaughan Mills in the Greater Toronto Area and other Best Buy Mobile
locations will open in the fall of 2008 including Fairview Mall. Best Buy
Mobile "store with-in a store" locations are now open in Oakville, Ontario,
Edmonton, Alberta and Langley, B.C.
(*)Depending on availability and supply
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
For further information:
For further information: Sarah Coombs, (416) 848-1447,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Scott Morris, Best Buy Canada, (778) 452-3412,
email@example.com; Heather Seabrook, Best Buy Canada, (604) 412-1011,