Last Thursday, Robert Scoble suggested that Google would be renting out a whopping 6,000 feet in various Best Buy stores for Google Glass sales and promotion. While the rumor really didn’t carry much weight in terms of factual information everyone seemed to believe that this would be a plausible move. However according to Chris Dale, the man running communications for Project Glass, Glass isn’t coming to Best Buy.
So there we have it. Glass won’t be coming to Best Buy in 2014. However Best Buy spokesman Jon Sandler told the folks at TechCrunch that it wasn’t out of the realm of possibility. He had this to say:
“At this point, we do not have plans to announce more collaborations. However, as our CEO Hubert Joly said during earnings this week, if a partnership makes sense for our customers, the vendor and Best Buy, we would be open to considering expansion.”
Another sad tidbit of information squashes another rumor that suggested that Glass would sell for $299. While I never expected it to be priced so low, it’ll be interesting to see where Google prices it exactly. A more expensive Glass price will make people hesitant to the new tech, but there are those out there willing to pay just about anything. We’ll have to wait and see as we get closer to a retail launch of Google Glass next year.