Best Buy offering Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch and free Blu-ray player in upcoming dealAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Are you a Sprint customer? Are you in the market for a new smartphone? Do you shudder at the thought of subjecting yourself to standard definition movies? If you answered "Yes" to all three, then you might want to mosey on in to your local Best Buy next week. The retailer just announced that from November 13th through November 19th, any customer that purchases a Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch for $199.99 will be given a Samsung BD-D5100 (valued at $89.99) absolutely free. Best Buy also mentions that the Epic 4G Touch can be used as a smart remote for the Blu-ray player and can also stream content to it, so you can pair the two devices together to impress your friends and family at those holiday gatherings. Two other things to know about the deal: the Epic 4G Touch must be purchased with a two-year contract, and the Blu-ray players will be shipped to customers beginning the week of December 5th.
Sounds like a pretty great deal to me. Not only are you getting the Epic 4G Touch, which is currently sitting atop our list of the best Sprint smartphones, but you also get a Blu-ray player that's got a 4.4/5 customer rating for no extra charge. And hey, if you don't want the Blu-ray player you could always give it as a holiday gift or sell it to help offset the price of the phone. Win-win! The full press release from Best Buy is available below to help kill the time until this deal goes live on Sunday.
Best Buy Mobile Announces Hot Samsung Smartphone and Blu-Ray Promo as Holiday Shopping Season Heats Up
Get a Samsung Blu-ray player at no additional cost with purchase of Samsung Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch from Sprint
MINNEAPOLIS - November 11, 2011 - Best Buy Mobile is bringing its customers unbeatable deals on the latest mobile and home entertainment offerings from Samsung. Beginning Sunday, November 13, through Saturday, November 19, customers who purchase a Samsung Galaxy S(TM) II, Epic(TM) 4G Touch2 smartphone from Sprint for $199.99 (with a 2-year activation) will get a Samsung BD-D5100 Blu-ray player (MSRP $89.99) at no additional cost.
"This is a great holiday offer for our customers and something that they just can't find anywhere else," said Scott Anderson, head of merchandising for Best Buy Mobile. "Through our partnership with Samsung and Sprint, we're able to bring the best of the smartphone and home theater categories together into one great deal."
Key features of the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch include:
4G speed for fast web browsing with 4.52" Super AMOLED(TM) Plus touch screen delivering brilliant colors with the most contrast, providing a vivid and crisp viewing experience.
16GB memory with Android 2.3 operating system
8.0MP rear facing camera with 1080 high profile video recording and 2.0MP front facing camera
Samsung Exynos(TM) 1.2GHz dual-core processor
Key features of the Samsung BD-D5100 Blu-ray player include:
Playable formats: Blu-ray, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, DivX HD, WMV, WMA, MP3 and JPEG with built-in 256MB flash memory and HDMI port
Access to video content from Best Buy CinemaNow® Netflix®, and YouTube®
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Digital TrueHD decoders
Greatly enhanced video performance of standard DVDs by upconverting their video resolution to HDTV-compliant resolutions via the HDMI interface
Use the Epic 4G Touch as a smart remote for Blu-ray player.
Use the AllShare® feature to send photos and videos from the Epic 4G Touch wirelessly to your TV via Blu-ray player over your home network.3
The Blu-ray player will be shipped directly to customers beginning the week of Dec. 5, 2011.
In addition to having the most smartphones under one roof1 at the more than 1,100 Best Buy stores and 263 Best Buy Mobile standalone stores, Best Buy Mobile offers an array of services aimed at improving customers' experience, including Walk Out Working, Upgrade Checker, Happy 24 and a full array of accessories for customers to protect and personalize their device.
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1 Based on a comparison to National Retailers as of September 4, 2011.
2 4G used in connection with the Samsung Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch product name refers to the fact that the Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch is capable of operating on the Sprint 4G (Wimax) network.
3 Subject to your network limitations
About Best Buy Mobile
Best Buy Mobile was founded in 2006 with a goal of changing the way consumers shop for and purchase mobile phones in America. Today, Best Buy Mobile is in every Best Buy store and also has 263 Best Buy Mobile specialty stores around the country. Best Mobile features one of the largest selections of carriers, handsets and accessories available anywhere. Employees undergo at least 80 hours of intensive training, as well as continuing education on mobile phone technology and trends to help customers get the most of their mobile phones. For more information about Best Buy Mobile, visit www.bestbuy.com/mobile or www.bestbuymobile.com.
About Best Buy Co., Inc.
With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, China and Mexico, Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services with a commitment to growth and innovation. The Best Buy family of brands and partnerships collectively generates more than $50 billion in annual revenue and includes brands such as Best Buy, Audiovisions, Best Buy Mobile, The Carphone Warehouse, Five Star, Future Shop, Geek Squad, Magnolia Audio Video, Napster, Pacific Sales, and The Phone House. Approximately 180,000 employees apply their talents to help bring the benefits of these brands to life for customers through retail locations, multiple call centers and Web sites, in-home solutions, product delivery and activities in our communities. Community partnership is central to the way Best Buy does business. In fiscal 2011, the company donated approximately $25 million to improve the vitality of the communities where its employees and customers live and work.
For more information about Best Buy, visit www.bby.com.