Just one week after the nation’s No. 1 carrier finally unleashes its iPhone 4 on the world, Verizon Wireless may have another handset launch waiting in the wings. Granted, with HP’s webOS event less than a week away and the possibility of exciting new tablets and smartphones dancing through our heads, it’s not easy to get excited about an incremental upgrade from last year’s debut webOS phone. Granted, the Palm Pre 2 offers some nice improvements over its predecessor, such as a faster processor, a glass screen and the new webOS 2.0 operating system — but you’ll forgive us if a 3.1-inch display and that teeny tiny QWERTY keypad don’t exactly get our engines revving here in 2011. On the other hand, we do absolutely love the webOS operating system and $99.99 is a fair price point for Palm’s latest phone, especially if there’s a BOGO sale involved. If the screen shot above pans out, expect Verizon to finally let this little guy loose on February 17th. More →
T-Mobile definitely has some tricks up its sleeve this holiday season as we just received word that retail stores are offering a buy-one-get-one free special for any smartphone. You heard us correctly: any smartphone. All you have to do is activate two new lines to qualify for the promotion. This means you can pick up a BlackBerry 9700 and get a myTouch 3G for free, or buy a Touch Pro 2 and get a BlackBerry 8520. Or buy a Sidekick… just kidding. But you get the idea. Before you send us a flood of hate mail, this offer does vary region by region. For example, T-Mobile retail stores in NYC are definitely offering this promotion, but stores in L.A. are not. However, some retail stores said they’re always willing to price match competitors and other T-Mobile locations. All you need is proof that other retail stores are offering this promotion because some stores haven’t heard of this, and that shouldn’t be too difficult. Let us know how it goes for you!
If you are looking to score a DROID and a DROID Eris for you and your loved one, you now have until Christmas Eve to make this oh-so-important holiday purchase. Starting today and extended until December 24th, Verizon Wireless is offering the DROID Eris as part of its popular Buy One, Get One Free promotion. Just like last time, if you buy a DROID or a DROID Eris, you are eligible to receive a DROID Eris for free. As always, a new two year customer agreement for each handset required. Or, you could always enter our DROID giveaway. One free DROID is better than a DROID and an Eris for $199, no?
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A few of our ninjas hit us up to let us know that Verizon’s successful Buy One Get One promotion for BlackBerry handsets will soon be ending. Instead of a BOGO deal, BlackBerry devices will be reduced in price by $50. The promotion is still available as of the writing of this post and no official ending date has provided, though we’re hearing today is actually the cutoff day. If you’ve been sleeping on snatching up a pair of BOGO ‘Berrys however, don’t despair. We’re told that Verizon will quietly continue to honor the BOGO promo through June 27th due to active advertising that couldn’t be killed in time. Sweet! Whether or not you’ll be able to convince retail reps to hook you up with BOGO Pearl Flips starting June 19th remains to be seen but we doubt it. Who are we kidding though? BOGO or not, all you care about right now is the Tour.
Thanks anonymous and KrazyVZW!
We just got a heads up that tomorrow, Verizon Wireless will start a BlackBerry BOGO sale. What’s BOGO mean? Buy One Get One (free)! Here’s the breakdown on how this will work, when you’ll be able to do it, and what’s included (yes, the BlackBerry Storm is even in here as well):
- The promotion runs from tomorrow, February 6th, until March 31st.
- Buy any BlackBerry Verizon offers and get another one for free (equal or lesser value).
- There is no mail in debit card necessary when purchasing the Storm, for the Curve 8330 and 8830, you’ll still get a $70 debit card back from the purchase of the first device.
- Each device requires a two-year activation with corresponding data plan (BlackBerry data plan).
Those look to be the rules and regulations (nothing insane), and here’s the exact pricing for devices:
- BlackBerry Storm, $199.99, no debit card on either first or second Storm
- BlackBerry Curve 8330, $79.99 after a $70 debit card (after Valentine’s Day, it jumps to $99.99)
- BlackBerry 8830 Global, $99.99 after $70 debit card
- BlackBerrry Pearl 8130, $19.99 after $100 debit card
- Palm Centro, $49.99 after a $70 debit card (yes, the Centro is on here as well)
- Samsung Alias, $49.99 after a $50 debit card (yes, the Samsung Alias is on here as well)
So there you have it! Buy a BlackBerry on Verizon, any BlackBerry, and get one free! We can see Verizon pumping out more BlackBerrys than the world’s most famous pie shop. This is going to be good. Anyone out there going to be taking advantage of this?
P.S. We’ve also found out that the target date for the next BlackBerry Storm OS update on Verizon is March 31st. Yeah… exactly.