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Google reserving space at Best Buy in 2014 for Google Glass?

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Google reserving space at Best Buy in 2014 for Google Glass?
According to blogger Robert Scoble, he has heard from a source who tells him that Google plans on renting 6000 square feet inside every Best Buy store next year. The implication is that the area is being rented for Google Glass sales. Considering that the average Best Buy store is 28,000 square feet, perhaps what the source meant was that system wide, Google was renting 6000 square feet of retail space from the big box retailer.

While Scoble admits that the source might be mistaken about the square footage number, he did say that Google has something dramatic lined up. From what we've learned about the process from early buyers of the connected specs, when the time comes to pick them up, the buyers are given a walk-through with the device before they are fitted. You might remember that earlier this year, Google hired 40 advisers to help teach Glass buyers how to use the device. Google Glass cannot be sold like it is an ordinary pair of glasses.

Back in May, there was talk that Google would be opening stores dedicated to the selling of Google Glass. Those who purchased the device would be given the necessary hands-on instruction on how to use the product and fitted. Besides the number of developers that bought the connected specs at $1500 each at 2012's Google I/O show, last year, another 8000 won the device in Google's #IfIHadGlass contest. Google is also allowing a limited number of current Glass wearers to select one friend who will be allowed to buy a pair.

source: +RobertScoble via SlashGear

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posted on 22 Aug 2013, 05:35

1. papss (unregistered)

Sounds like something that m$ has already done hmmm bb is a slut lol

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 05:36

2. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

make it $300 and its going to be another hit like nexus 7

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 08:17

3. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Best Buy is turning into a Mini Mall. Apple, Samsung and now Google having their own floor space in the store. I wonder what departments are getting downsized to make this happen?

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 10:36

6. RevKBA (Posts: 11; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

The stuff that gets removed to make room for things like this are the things that are on the way out anyway. DVDs, CDs, landline phones, etc.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 14:01

8. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 176; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

Well, considering that a few Best Buy locations have a trial musical instrument section, maybe it will replace that. Everytime I am in my local store that section is dead.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 14:14

9. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

In my local Best Buys they have been taking a lot of room away from the movie/music dept. since now most of it is streamed.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 08:49

4. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I don't really see this happening.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 09:27 5

5. joonyboy (Posts: 43; Member since: 11 Nov 2010)

I don't really see you happening.

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