Media Alert: Best Buy Mobile to Carry Palm Pre from Bell Mobility in Canada



    
    One of the year's most anticipated mobile devices now available for Pre-
    order
    

    BURNABY, BC, Aug. 4 /CNW/ - Best Buy Canada, Canada's fastest growing
specialty retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, will be carrying the
Palm(R) Pre(TM) from Bell Mobility, the first phone based on the new Palm(R)
webOS(TM) mobile platform. Best Buy Mobile is now taking pre-orders for the
Palm Pre in its locations across Canada.
    Available exclusively from Bell Mobility and operating on Canada's
largest high speed network, the 3G Palm Pre will be in Best Buy Mobile
locations nationally on August 27. When customers pick up their pre-ordered
Palm Pre, they can also take advantage of Best Buy Mobile's Walk Out Working
(WOW) program offering FREE email set-up, Bluetooth pairing, and data
transfer.
    Palm Pre running on the Palm webOS mobile platform brings together your
important information from where it resides - on your phone, at your work or
on the web - in to one logical view.(1) It features a smooth, rounded
ergonomic design and a physical keyboard that slides out only when needed.
Palm Pre is engineered to feel natural in a user's hand and comfortably small
in one's pocket. When closed, Palm Pre is ideal for phone calls, web browsing,
music, photos and videos; when open, Palm Pre is optimized for email and text
messaging. It promises exceptional experience for phone calls, whether held to
your ear, over speakerphone or via Bluetooth. With its curved slider and
gesture-controlled touch interface, Palm Pre fuses exquisite design with the
revolutionary Palm webOS software for fast access to anything on the device or
web.
    Best Buy Mobile offers a new way to shop for mobile cell phones to
Canadian consumers. With more than 100 models of mobile phones to choose from,
our impartial Mobile Specialists are able to help consumers choose the phone
that is right for them. In addition, there are over 35 Bluetooth headsets to
choose from and our free WOW program ensures each customer has the right
headset for their phone.
    The Palm Pre will cost as little as $199.95 on a three-year contract or
$599.95 without a contract with a minimum 500 MB data plan. For more
information about the Palm Pre, please visit bell.ca/pre or BestBuyMobile.ca.

    (*)Subject to product availability

    About Best Buy Canada

    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 retailer and e-tailer (www.BestBuy.ca) of
consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products and also operates
the Geek Squad (www.GeekSquad.ca), a technology service provider specializing
in computer support and home theatre installation. There are over 50 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
their local communities and has a comprehensive community relations program
described at www.BestBuy.ca/community.
    For more information about Best Buy, including store locations, visit
www.BestBuy.ca.

    Palm, Pre and webOS are among the trademarks or registered trademarks
owned by or licensed to Palm, Inc.

    
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    (1) Use of this device requires providing a valid email address, mobile
        phone number, and related information for account setup and
        activation. Data plan required. Within wireless coverage area only.
        Number of applications and actual performance will vary depending on
        applications used and actions performed.
    





For further information:

For further information: Christopher Ian Bennett, Best Buy Canada, (604)
412-1036, chribenn@bestbuycanada.ca


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