What a cool idea dept.: First-ever dedicated BlackBerry store opens

What a cool idea dept.: First-ever dedicated BlackBerry store opens

Summary: Hayden of BlackBerry discussion and forum site Pinstack notes that the world's first BlackBerry-only store has just opened.Apparently the first of its kind, the store is an exclusive deal between BlackBerry-maker Research Inb Motion, and Wireless Giant of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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1stbbstore.jpg Hayden of BlackBerry discussion and forum site Pinstack notes that the world's first BlackBerry-only store has just opened.

Apparently the first of its kind, the store is an exclusive deal between BlackBerry-maker Research Inb Motion, and Wireless Giant of Madison Heights, Michigan.

On premise, you can purchase BlackBerrys (hey no surprise there) as well as accessories and ad-on software apps.

What's even cooler, you can get activation from the big four BlackBerry carriers:  AT&T Mobility, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. The five-member staff also will train users at the store or on work sites.

The store is the first of its kind in the $140 billion wireless communications industry, an industry-watcher said. It is not a franchise and there are currently no plans to build another one, said Nadine Stafford, marketing director for Wireless Giant.

Despite the coolness of all-under-one-roof complete major BlackBerry carrier availability, this is apparently a one-off. No further plans to build more. Given the degree of convenience, that's too bad, IMHO.

Topics: Hardware, Mobility, Networking, BlackBerry, Wi-Fi

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  • They should build more

    I know the upfront costs would initially add up to a lot but with the added convenience of being able to walk into a store and talk with someone knowledgeable about your possible purchase or service issue people may feel more at ease about their purchase thus yielding a higher purchase rate and eventually offsetting the costs incurred by building these stores...

    - John Musbach
    John Musbach