According to well-known technology blogger Robert Scoble, Google has big plans to ensure Glass becomes a mainstream success once it’s finally ready for the general public. How will they do this? Well, aside from giving out Glass to celebrities, Google could be setting up shop inside Best Buy retail locations with a specialty Glass sales and fitting areas.
In a Google+ post, Scoble talks about a juicy rumor he heard involving Google renting upwards of 6,000 square feet of space inside Best Buy next year to help promote Google Glass (similar to Samsung Experience Shops set up in Best Buy). Given Scoble heard this from someone, who heard it from someone else, the Gossip game tells us the original story might have changed a teensy bit and from the sound of it, an extra zero may have been added during the passing of information.
In any case, this makes perfect sense to us. You may remember when Phandroid received our invites to pick up our own pair of Google Glass and Google set up these hip Glass shops inside their New York, LA, and San Francisco campuses. There, trained Google employees would take you through the entire setup process, letting you kick back with a beer, try on the various color options, then making sure you’re properly fitted and on your way.
We’ll take this rumor with a grain of salt until we hear more. In the meantime, you can watch a video of myself getting fitted for Glass at Google’s LA campus to give you a better idea of what to expect should Glass ever come to your local Best Buy. Let’s hope that $300 pricing rumor holds up.
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