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$299 Google Glass is Not Coming to Best Buy in 2014

Certain rumors had been doing the rounds recently. They were about Google Glass coming to Best Buy stores for $299. But they turned out to be false and have been quashed.

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$299 Google Glass is Not Coming to Best Buy in 2014

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Rumors have the ability to masquerade as truth. Yet all it takes is the needle of reality to pop the bubble of falsehood. Take the one about Google Glass arriving in Best Buy stores and that too for $299. Both were fake statements. There was even talk of a lot of space being dedicated to the product in the Best Buy storage quota. The capacity was said to be 6000 square feet to be exact. That’s a pretty huge number. Yet the size of a Best Buy store is 45,000 square feet. Google Glass is totally different from anything else on the market. It is a one of a kind device that you can’t find a simile for. So this was news for a while.  

While the whole thing turned out to have been exaggerated bosh and tosh, the fact of the matter is that Best Buy is still open to the idea. It may not be collaborating anymore, yet that does not mean it has closed its doors on the product par excellence. Both Best Buy and Google Glass have a lot to gain from each other. The possibility of a rapprochement cannot be ruled out. At least not in the long run that is. Rumors too can be reheated in the microwave of change for later times. And though this one seems to have been too good to be true, it may enter the realm of facts after some duration.

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