Best Buy Relaunches Mobile Site with New Features
Best Buy today announced the relaunch of BestBuy.com/Mobile, its speciality mobile retail site. The refreshed web site adds two new features, including the ability to make handset purchases online and Instant Ship. Customers can purchase phones from the web site and have them shipped to their home or the nearest retail shop for in-store pick up. Instant Ship can be used if a customer shops at a Best Buy Mobile retail store and the device/color they want is not available in-store. The phone can be ordered and shipped directly from the Web site. Best Buy believes the new web site gives its customers more choice when it comes to purchasing mobile phones.
Google Optimizes Play Store Web Site for Mobile Devices
Google recently published a mobile-friendly version of the Play Store web site. Now that it is optimized for devices with small screens, Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone users alike can surf the Play Store.
HTC to Sell One M9 March 27 for $649, Carriers April 10
HTC will make the One M9 available for purchase on its web site beginning Friday, March 27 for $649. Carrier and major retailer sales of the device will kick off on or about April 10.
Microsoft Slips Up, Posts Lumia 950 and 950XL to Web Site
Microsoft revealed a few details about the unannounced Lumia 950 and 950 XL smartphones on its UK-based web site. The phones will be the first to ship with Windows 10 Mobile on board, Microsoft's new operating system.
Sony to Shutter Online Store August 28
Sony is telling visitors to its online web store that the site will cease taking orders and shut down on August 28. Sony's web store is one of just a handful of places to purchase its Xperia-branded smartphones in the U.S.
Cricket Expands Retail Footprint to 1,000 Best Buy Stores
Cricket Wireless today said Best Buy has agreed to sell the prepaid carrier's phones and services at some 1,000 stores around the country. The ZTE Fanfare and HTC Desire 625 are available from Best Buy's web site starting today, and will reach Best Buy's retail stores over the next few weeks.