Big Smartphone Release at Best Buy on Two August Dates? Plans Afoot

Many of you are hoping for a smartphone release over the next few weeks, the Motorola Droid Bionic, US Samsung Galaxy S II (S2) and Apple iPhone 5 being just a few of those on the way. There’s news today that’s rather intriguing as it seems that Best Buy has big plans, specifically naming two August dates, for something major in the mobile world.

The dates are Wednesday August 17 and Monday August 22 and come from leaked information supplied to Kellex over on Droid-Life. The information details staff changes required for “upcoming BBYM promotional events,” on those two dates and also states that staff should expect traffic and activations on a similar level to a weekend. Mobile Managers and Leads are all expected to be working on these dates when possible and staff are asked to stay tuned for more but to make scheduling alterations immediately.

This is pretty interesting stuff and has got a few of us salivating over just what might be coming. However as Kellex points out, the Samsung event planned for August 29 would rule out the Galaxy S II arrival just yet and the iPhone 5 release is very unlikely until September or October. Many of you waiting for the Motorola Droid Bionic on Verizon may have your fingers crossed that one of these August Best Buy dates is for its long-awaited release. However that would be a complete departure from normal Verizon launch days that normally take place on a Thursday and we’ve already heard of a likely Bionic release at the beginning of September. It’s likely then that these two dates are for smartphones coming to other carriers.

This leaked info is really rather mysterious then, although Droid-Life comes up with another possibility of cheap deal days on these two dates although two cheap deal days would normally occur on the same day of the week rather than a Monday and Wednesday. The only thing we do know is that Best Buy also says in its documentation that more details of the events on these two dates will be given out the day before each, so tomorrow could see further information revealed. Head to this Best Buy Link where you may find more info at some point.

We’d be interested to hear from you with your predictions about what might be arriving on Wednesday August 17 and Monday August 22. Are you waiting for a handset other than the ones we’ve mentioned and hoping to see it come to Best Buy? Why not let us know by sending us your comments.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianB13 BrianB13

    All it says is promotional events and not that new phones are arriving. They may be having a big sale on those two days on different mobile devices they know won’t sell once the Bionic, Vigor, SGSII, Revolution 2 and iPhone 5 are releases.

    I guess they could be releasing some crackberries or just maybe the Samsung Hercules on T-Mobile.