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Best Buy Readies 4 Exclusive Smartphones

10/14/2010 05:43:50 PM Eastern
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.

Two other 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 Android OS.

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.

The HTC 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 screen.

The Dell 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.

The Android-based Galaxy-class Fascinate 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.
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