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Best Buy May Not Stock Verizon iPhone At Launch

Retailer Best Buy may not be stocking the highly awaited Verizon iPhone when it's launched on 10 February.

Boy Genius Report came across an internal Best Buy document, which instructs sales executives on how to deal with customers when they inquire why the device is not being sold in the company's stores.

Best Buy has reportedly lifted a significant chunk of the internal document from a news piece titled 'Here’s where the Verizon iPhone falls short', published by BGR sometime ago.

"We knew Verizon’s iPhone 4 would be a CDMA phone for a number of reasons, but 3G is so 2010. Sprint launched its first 4G phone with minimal WiMAX coverage and it ended up being the fastest-selling phone in the carrier’s history," the article read.

“Now, we won’t see a 4G iPhone from Verizon until 2012. That means while millions of Android phones are surfing Verizon’s 4G airwaves later this year, iPhones will still be puttering along at EVDO speeds."

Judging by the document, which was first unearthed by GearLive, Best Buy looks not only to be not stocking the device, but also be discouraging customers from buying it at all.