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Nexus S may see Best Buy Nov. 14, fight iPhone for space

updated 04:20 pm EST, Thu November 11, 2010

Nexus S to get Best Buy store space Nov. 14

More Google Nexus S details emerged today as a blogger found that Best Buy planned to have an endcap, or aisle end promo space, as soon as November 14. The space would eventually get a live demo unit, according to Best Buy's internal system, but didn't have a fixed date for when this would happen.

The device would significantly have to compete with the iPhone 4 for attention in the store. Apple's device already has an endcap, the planogram said. Special promotional attention isn't uncommon for Android phones, but an endcap is both less common for Android and first for a fully Google-branded phone. Nexus One units were only ever sold online in North America and much of the world until this summer, when Google switched to a traditional model.

Equal placement at the store would be symbolic for Google, as Android is now one quarter of smartphone sales and is currently outselling the iPhone, primarily through wider distribution in the US. Samsung would benefit the most directly by making the device.

If true, the mention could point to the phone being announced within the next two days, although this isn't certain. One of the details of rumors since proven credible was that the device has been delayed by a major flaw and may not arrive for weeks, which could be enough to push into next year. [via Android Police]

by MacNN Staff



  1. lkrupp

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Out of Best Buy

    I, for one, would like to see Apple pull all of its products from Best Buy shelves. This crappy retailer has never, ever, taken Apple seriously. They stick their Apple products back in dark corners and couldn't care less about it.Their pimple faced, wanker, nerd wannabes steer people left and right from the Apple section. Want a glaring example from the Midwest? A recent Best Buy sunday newspaper ad insert was about ten pages in length and not a single Apple product was mentioned. Every smartphone under the sun was in this flyer except for the iPhone. Tablets? Same thing. El-cheapo Arcos tablet, yep. iPad no where to be found.

    Nothing has changed in ten years about the way Best Buy presents Apple products in its stores.

  1. wrenchy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: Out of Best Buy

    >>> A recent Best Buy sunday newspaper ad insert was about ten pages in length and not a single Apple product was mentioned.

    The way it should be. Nothing wrong with that.

    Doesn't Apple have full control of how their products are advertised? The images, words, prices... All controlled by Apple.

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