Free Motorola Atrix, Nexus S 4G, Samsung Fascinate at Best Buy Wed.

Best buy is holding a one-day promotion Wednesday that will allow customers to snap up several top smartphones for free.

On August 17, the Motorola Atrix 4G for AT&T, the Nexus S 4G for Sprint, and the Samsung Fascinate for Verizon will be free with a new or upgrade purchase and two-year contract. The offer is good at best buy, best buy Mobile specialty stores, and online at

“Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to match people to the smartphone options that are right for them, and we love being able to offer in-demand phones at a great price – free,” Scott Anderson, head of merchandising at best buy Mobile, said in a statement. “We’ve worked very hard to deliver a superior experience in the store and throughout the life of these phones, and will continue to give people a great excuse to come visit us for their mobile needs.”

The Motorola Atrix, which was released in February, is a powerful cell phone that transforms into a laptop or desktop PC. It’s one of the first dual-core Cortex-A9, Nvdia Tegra 2 smartphones available in the U.S., and comes with a 4-inch, 960-by-540 display that PCMag described as “gorgeous.” an initial test showed the device to be somewhat buggy, though a recent update fixed most, though not all, problems. for more, see PCMag’s full review of the Motorola Atrix and the slideshow below.

This is the second time in as many days Best buy has been giving away the Nexus S 4G, meanwhile. The slab-style smartphone shipped with Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread, and featured a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, 1-GHz processor for showing 3D graphics, VGA front-facing and 5-megapixel rear-facing cameras, and support for near-field communication (NFC). in his review, PCMag mobile analyst Sascha Segan said the Nexus S 4G will appeal to Android purists and software developers, but it otherwise falls short of smartphone category leaders in almost every way. for more, see his full review of the Nexus S 4G for Sprint.

The Samsung Fascinate, meanwhile, is part of the company’s Galaxy S line of smartphones and was released about a year ago. The Android-based phone includes a 4-inch, 854-by-480 Super AMOLED touch screen. it has a 1-GHz processor and was updated to Froyo back in April. PCMag found it to be “another great choice for Verizon Wireless customers.” for more, see our full review.

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Free Motorola Atrix, Nexus S 4G, Samsung Fascinate at Best Buy Wed.

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