Best Buy In Talks with Sprint to Carry the Pre
Retail giant Best Buy has not only long been America's #1 electronics chain but has traditionally been a strong supporter of Palm's products, especially in recent years. A new report out today from Bloomberg reports that the retailer is in talks with Sprint Nextel to "potentially put the device in more than 1,000 stores."
Best Buy Mobile unit President Shawn Score said the parties aren't ready yet to announce an agreement about the Palm Pre, which works exclusively with Sprint service in the U.S. He declined to comment on whether Best Buy would be the sole retailer for the Pre.
"I'm really excited that they're back in the game," Score said of Palm in an interview. "We're working with Sprint on that, but no official announcement as of yet."
Best Buy's support of Palm is nothing new, as the retail chain has long prominently featured Palm handhelds and smartphones in their weekly sales flyers. In addition, as of this writing, Best Buy remains one of the only brick and mortar retail chains still offering Palm handhelds or accessories in any capacity, as seen in my retail report earlier this month.