Best buy is planning for increased traffic on August 17th and August 22nd – a request that includes that Mobile managers and leads to be scheduled wherever possible. The only indication of how much of an increase is a statement that says to expect “weekend-like traffic and activity levels”. Outside of the two days mentioned and the expected traffic levels, not much else is known at this time.
Could it be a new phone? There are several highly anticipated devices on the horizon but the information available on them at the time would seem to rule them out for the dates mentioned:
iPhone 5 – Way too early.
Galaxy S II – This looks like it is going to be announced by Samsung on August 29th in New York.
Any phone by Verizon: Verizon has a very long trend of releasing new phones on a Thursday. The 17th is a Wednesday and the 22nd is Monday.
Motorola Bionic – Very Doubtful – still looking like a September time frame for release.
It’s fun to play the guessing game but in the end thats all we have – only a guess. The only thing we know for sure is that with this being only a few days away, we won’t have to wait long to find out what Best Buy has planned for the extra people showing up for work on the 17th and 22nd.
Update: Its has been mentioned that a number of Best Buy folks are under the impression that this will just be one of their uper-cheap deal days.