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Friday April 29, 2011 11:52 am

Best Buy offering free phones today and tomorrow, plus white iPhone in stock

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Smartphones, Hot Deals

samsung captivate

Best Buy Mobile said that the company would offer three smartphones for free today, and stock the white iPhone, too.

The free phones? The Samsung Fascinate (Verizon), the Samsung Captivate (AT&T) and the BlackBerry Curve 3G (Sprint). But the offer is only good through Friday and Saturday, April 29 and April 30 - an extension from the "free phone Fridays" the retailer ran last year, including the offer of a free iPhone.

And if you're looking for one of those white iPhones? Well, they'll have those too, Best Buy said. The white iPhone will also be available online. There's no word on the available stock, however.

"We've had tremendous success with the 'Free Phone Friday' campaigns we ran last October and December, and we've been waiting for the opportunity to do it again with a great lineup of in-demand phones," said Scott Moore, vice president of Marketing for Best Buy Mobile, in a statement. "We've worked hard to make it as easy as possible for people to find the smart phone that's right for them with the most smart phones under one roof, exclusives and expert advice, and this is just one more reason to visit Best Buy Mobile."

The free phones require a two-year upgrade or activation, and are not good with any other offer, Best Buy said.

Of course, Best Buy is not the only place to offer free phones; Amazon Wireless offers them, as does Dell, among other sites.

Best Buy also said that it will be the only retailer to stock the Nexus S 4G, the latest Google-branded smartphone. A Best Buy spokeswoman claimed that the retailer would also be the only physical retailer where users could try out the phone in person before buying it, either in the store or online.

Best Buy is also taking preorders for its HTC Flyer, a $499 tablet that will be exclusively sold through Best Buy beginning later this spring.

The HTC Flyer is a 7-inch tablet that will run a heavily customized version of Android Gingerbread to start, with a Honeycomb upgrade available at a later date. It will run a 1.5-GHz single-core Qualcomm processor, and includes a 1,024-by-600 multi-touch display and optional digital pen. It has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The HTC Flyer has 16GB of memory and a microSD card slot. HTC also promised support for Adobe Flash 10.1.

This article, written by Mark Hachman, originally appeared on PCMag.com and is republished on Gear Live with the permission of Ziff Davis, Inc.

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