Target has definitely been upping its gadget game as of late, and now the stores are going to become an even more attractive option for mobile customers. Beginning on November 7th, Target will begin selling both the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 in 846 stores nationwide. By mid-2011, it's expected that "most" Target stores will have the iPhone available. You can check out the full press release below.
After first offering T-Mobile products and handsets from other carriers at their Target Mobile centers and then selling the iPad, the nation's second-largest retailer is becoming a great stop for those of us that are gadget-obsessed. Plus, you can pick up a few rolls of toilet paper and a pair of slacks while you're at it! So, does anyone have a guess as to what big gadget Target will offer next? Perhaps the Samsung Galaxy Tab?
Target Offers iPhone at Stores Beginning November 7th
MINNEAPOLIS (November 1, 2010) – Today Target® announced that it will carry the iPhone in 846 stores that include Target Mobile centers beginning Nov. 7, 2010. Just in time for the holidays, Target guests can select from the iPhone3GS or iPhone4 and receive quick in-store activation on the purchase of a new iPhone. Adding iPhone to Target Mobile centers is the latest offering to guests of the full mobile technology experience.
"At Target we continue to offer our guests the best in electronics so we’re happy to add iPhone to our Target Mobile offerings," said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, merchandising, Target. "With expert support from Target Mobile specialists and in-store activation, our guests will be able to leave the store with a new, working iPhone3GS or iPhone4 in-hand."
In addition to receiving the latest cell phones, accessories and data plans at Target Mobile centers, guests can utilize Target's Electronics Trade-In service which will allow guests to trade-in used cell phones, MP3 players, video games and more for credit towards any purchase at Target. Target Mobile centers are currently available in 846 Target locations nationwide and will be rolling out to most Target stores by mid-2011.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,752 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.
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