Go to a show room (used to be called a store.) If you need it now, buy it and take it home. If you can wait a day or so, click on the dynamic QR code on the label and Amazon will deliver it to your home or office.
It's iTunes for stuff. I'm hoping they see iTunes for textbooks. I've been on that little soapbox since January 2006.
If I were a retailer, I would make an affiliate deal with Amazon sooner rather than later.
Amazon steps up mobile activities again with new store - Rethink Wireless:
"Online retailer Amazon has become increasingly active in the mobile space. Of course it has been selling phones for years, but now it is creating Amazon Wireless, a dedicated site optimized for cellphone purchase. This follows its launch of its own mobile service attached to its Kindle 3G-enabled ebook reader, and the release of Kindle software for other handsets such as the iPhone.
Amazon Wireless is currently in beta release in the US and is dedicated to cellphones and service plans. The site features more than 120 handsets from AT&T and Verizon Wireless, and before full launch, phones and plans from Sprint and T-Mobile will be added, as well as a range of unlocked devices, such as the Nokia N97 or Sony Ericsson Walkman 995, which are currently only available in the US without subsidy - but have still attracted a certain level of interest.
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