Best Buy and Carphone Warehouse are partnering to launch mobile concept stores. The plan is to open 1,000 Best Buy Mobile stores by 2009. This announcement comes after a successful trial run of 13 locations within the New York City area.
Most of the new stores will be locations within Best Buy and have about 800 square feet of display space, however they also have plans to launch 10 standalone stores that will be about 1,500 square feet each. The mobile stores are being funded by Best Buy with a share of the “incremental profits” going to Carphone Warehouse.