Minneapolis - Best
Buy Mobile said it will offer four smartphones with various levels of
exclusivity, including the Android-based Dell Streak and the HTC Surround with Windows
Phone 7 OS, the company said.
exclusives include the white version of the SonyEricsson Xperia X10 with bundled
Taylor Swift content and a white version of the Samsung Fascinate. Both use the
All four are
available for presale today at all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores as well
as at BestBuy.com/Mobile. They
arrive in stores this month or early next.
Surround will be the first smartphone that Best Buy will offer with the
Windows Phone 7 OS. It operates on the AT&T network and will be available
in Best Buy Nov. 8 at $199 with new two-year activation. The phone will be
available later that month through AT&T stores. It features slide-out
stereo speakers and kickstand for watching video beneath its 3.8-inch touch
Streak, which is also available direct through Dell's website, will be in
Best Buy stores Oct. 24 at $299 with two-year contract. The 5-inch tablet-style
device, which doubles as a cellphone to make voice calls, operates on the
AT&T network. Features include 5-inch touchscreen, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon
processor, two cameras for video chatting and assisted GPS.
The white SonyEricsson
X10 on the AT&T network will retail for $99 with a new two-year
activation and will be in Best Buy outlets on Oct. 24 with a media pack
consisting of Taylor Swift's self-titled and "Fearless" albums, her new single "Mine,"
a ringtone and a music video. Consumers also get all of her songs from the new
"Speak Now" CD on its Oct. 25 release day. An included accessory pack has a skin
and matching headphones.
The Android-based X10 features 8.1-megapixel
camera, 4-inch WVGA capacitive touch display and 1GHz Snapdragon processor.
from Samsung will be available in an exclusive white version on Oct. 24 at $149.
The phone, designed for the Verizon network, features 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen,
1GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, 720 HD video capture and 16GB SD card.