Amazon Dumping BlackBerrys For Fifty Bucks

By Kevin Hill on 21 Jun 2007 11:06 pm
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at and t curveI love Amazon for their books and, increasingly, everything else it seems. The latest Amazon deal is a BlackBerry Curve. Depending on different reports if you take the Curve off Amazon’s hands and sign up with an AT&T service plan you’ll either pay $49.00 or Amazon will pay you $25 when all the rebates are factored in.

Not a bad deal considering we Canadians pay like $350.00 for one. Although that said a buddy of mine walked into a Rogers dealership said he had been with them for a few years and was thinking of an iphone and ta-da they sold him a brand new Curve for $125. Nice, who wouldn’t get one for that price?

Amazon has done this before with BlackBerrys however, usually not so close to the launch of a device. There is speculation that Amazon want to unload their Berry stock before the iPhone turns up, even though Amazon have no plans to sell the little apple phone.

AT&T and Apple are about to start marketing the iPhone probably unlike any phone ever that has come before it and there is a fear that the Curve will get lost in the onslaught.

AT&T still lists the BlackBerry Curve on their site for $200 with a two year plan. But then a lot of people are going to ask why not go with the iPhone if you are on AT&T? Verizon’s superior 3G network would be a better alternative to those who want to resist the iPhone and stick with the curve.

Topics: News & Rumors

3 comments

CarBob

Just thought I'd mention that CNN are showing commercials for the BB Curve AND for the i-phone.

CarBob

ahndymac

Google "Confessions of cingular sales rep" and Confessions of a Verizon Sales rep and read the entries. Basically tells you what the comp plan is for their sales reps - and how to get big discounts. I would bet that a lot of the Rogers schemes are the same and that you could negotiate it better. . . good luck.

TheatreHound

.01 cent with a 75 dollar rebate Final -75 dollars (they paid me)