Business, Hardware

Get ?Em While They?re Free


Best Buy is at it again. Starting this Friday, through every week in October, Friday is Free Day ? free phones that is. Trying to buck up traffic, and hopefully sales, the big retailer is giving away various smartphones. Four wireless carriers will be represented.

Samsung FascinateSamsung Fascinate from Verizon, a Galaxy S phone with a 4 inch Super AMOLED display and a 1GHz processor is up for grabs. The Fascinate has an Android 2.1 platform [Eclair], TouchWiz UI and 1GHz for fast downloads and streaming. Unified Contacts is ready for Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, IM and mail accounts. There is a native music player, DivX video player and 5.0 megapixel autofocus, LED flash, camera  It has gleaned a 4 star rating in 296 reviews on the Verizon site.
Another Samsung product, the Samsung Gravity 3 from T-Mobile is on the list along with the Blackberry Curve from Sprint, and HTC Aria from AT&T. The phones are free, but the typical catch is a new two-year plan.

Scott Anderson, head of merchandising for Best Buy Mobile says they already offer "free" phones every day of the year, but the Free Phone Fridays promotion is a way to show how serious Best Buy Mobile is about bringing the best deals and best mobile technology to their customers.