There may be one. According to the rumormongers at the WebOS Arena blog, Best Buy
Should we take heed? For its part, WebOS Arena cites a "credible source" within Best Buy for its story, and history supports the claim. Best Buy was the exclusive supplier of Samsung's Instinct when it reached market in June. Moreover, Best Buy was also the first retailer other than Apple
Plus, it would make for smart business. Shoppers won't fully understand the Pre unless they're given the time and tutelage to play with the device. Best Buy's trained staffers should be able to provide that -- assuming that training is folded into a distribution deal.
Early talk is of the Pre being the iPhone killer. I'm not so sure of that. What I am sure of is that there's zero chance of the Pre assuming such a lofty perch without dynamite distribution. Best Buy would provide that.
You'd better be right, WebOS Arena. Investors are counting on your "credible source."
Get your clicks with related Foolishness:
Apple and Best Buy are Stock Advisor selections. Best Buy and Sprint Nextel are Inside Value picks. The Fool owns shares of Best Buy. Try either of these market-beating services free for 30 days. There's no obligation to subscribe.
Fool contributor Tim Beyers had stock and options positions in Apple at the time of publication. Check out Tim's portfolio holdings and Foolish writings, or connect with him on Twitter as @milehighfool. The Motley Fool is also on Twitter as @TheMotleyFool. Its disclosure policy is calling. Are you there?