Best Buy Partners with Google, Joins Rest of the World

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Looks like Best Buy wants to keep its hands, and its phones, in everyone’s pockets. They sealed a deal with Google on exclusivity of some mobile applications and collaboration on an online and in-store mobile storefront. With this effort, they hope to continue to make Best Buy’s mobile division competitive with mobile carrier stores.

In the works so far is a location aware Best Buy mobile application where users can search for, and track stock of, in-store products. They are collaborating on a few other applications in addition to Android specific and Ford Sync applications, but Best Buy declined to give details.

They also hope to launch a Best Buy Mobile online store where eventually users can share reviews and research mobile electronics, as well as purchase products online. Amazon opened a similar storefront ( AmazonWireless ) earlier this summer.


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