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Purchase HTC EVO 4G LTE from Sprint at Best Buy and Get a $50 Best Buy Gift Card

Pre-order and gift card offer start today at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 9, 2012) -  Today, Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) launched a pre-sale for the new HTC EVO(TM) 4G LTE from Sprint and announced a special offer - customers will receive a $50 Best Buy gift card when they purchase the device at any Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile  standalone store or online at BestBuy.com. The offer runs through July 7, 2012.

HTC EVO 4G LTE from Sprint will be available May 18 for $199.99 with a new, two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade (excludes taxes).

"This is a really great offer for consumers and we are excited to be helping Sprint and HTC bring this great phone to the market," said Scott Anderson, vice president of merchandising for Best Buy's Connectivity Business Group. "This special offer provides our customers with meaningful savings, and it gives them yet another reason to visit Best Buy to the get the best smartphones, a great choice of accessories and all of the plans."

Additionally, customers can combine this offer with other Best Buy promotions for additional savings:

  • HTC EVO(TM) 4G Trade-In:  Save $50 towards any new Sprint device when you trade in your gently used EVO 4G, plus score a $50 Best Buy gift card.  This offer runs through June 2. 

HTC EVO 4G LTE, exclusively from Sprint, includes Android(TM) 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), integrated Beats Audio(TM) technology, a 4.7-inch HD display, future HD voice capabilities[i], 1.5GHz dual-core processor, large 2000mAh embedded battery and dual-cameras (8-megapixel rear-facing and 1.3-megapixel front-facing) with instant capture capability. HTC EVO 4G LTE also includes the kickstand built into the smartphone's sleek design. The phone will retail for $199.99 (excludes taxes). For the most up-to-date details on Sprint's upcoming 4G LTE rollout, please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE.

Best Buy brings consumers the choice of any carrier, any phone, any plan with lots of unbiased advice at all of the Best Buy stores, as well as the 322 Best Buy Mobile specialty stores. In addition, it 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 new mobile devices.

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 322 Best Buy Mobile specialty stores around the country. Best Buy 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.

Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is a leading multi-channel global retailer and developer of technology products and services. Every day our employees - 180,000 strong - are committed to helping deliver the technology solutions that enable easy access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun. We are keenly aware of our role and impact on the world, and we are committed to developing and implementing business strategies that bring sustainable technology solutions to our consumers and communities. For information about Best Buy, visit www.bby.com and to shop at Best Buy, visit www.bestbuy.com.

Media Contact:

Jeff Haydock                                                                                       

Director, Public Relations

(612) 291-6164 or jeff.haydock@bestbuy.com  

Chelsea Langevin


(206) 505-6553 or Chelsea.langevin@edelman.com

[i] HD Voice Capability: Requires a call between two HD Voice capable handsets on an HD Voice capable Sprint network. Sprint plans on deploying HD Voice networks in the future as part of its Network Vision upgrades.

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