Verizon Wireless June rebate sheet contains unannounced phones

By on June 4, 2009 at 7:40 AM.

Verizon Wireless June rebate sheet contains unannounced phones

Another month and another rebate sheet from Verizon Wireless. This latest version spans only the month of June but it does contain a few yet-to-be announced phones. We have the Casio Exilim and the Motorola Rival, both of which are slated for launch on June 10th. We also have the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 whose launch is right around the corner. Sorry folks, no tuh, tuh, Tour or Storm 2 yet. The next rebate sheet will land at the end of June so keep your fingers crossed. Hit the jump for the full rebate sheet.

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AT&T chops prices of BlackBerry Bold and Curve 8900 to $199.99 and $149.99

By on June 3, 2009 at 9:00 AM.

AT&T chops prices of BlackBerry Bold and Curve 8900 to $199.99 and $149.99

Good news for those of you who are in dire need of a new smartphone but would prefer to stick to models that have been given the “all clear” in consumer reviews instead of grabbing the hottest new toys. Just like we told you in our scoop back in early May, AT&T has just slashed the 2-year contract price of the BlackBerry Bold to $199.99. What’s more, the Curve 8900 has been cut to $149.99 — the price it was originally going to launch at according to our sources. Previously $299.99 and $199.99 respectively, the Bold shed off a third of its price tag while the newest-kid-on-the-block (to AT&T, anyway) is now ripe for the picking. So what’s it gonna be, people? The brawny Bold or the svelte Curve 8900?

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Verizon Wireless to cut prices on select handsets and EV-DO modems

By on January 21, 2009 at 4:21 PM.

Verizon Wireless to cut prices on select handsets and EV-DO modems

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Verizon Wireless customers in the market for a new phone may want to wait a bit before bringing home the latest and greatest Verizon has to offer. We have it on good authority that Verizon will be discounting a handful of handsets and a few broadband access modems, possibly as soon as January 22nd. This would be an unusual out of cycle discount as the current rebate sheet continues until January 31st. Select hardware from Verizon Wireless, LG, Casio, Motorola, Samsung and RIM will supposedly see their mail-in rebates increased from $50 to $70. Sure the out of pocket expense is the same but a $20 discount is a $20 discount even if it comes in the form of a rebate check. With the current state of the economy, we’ll take any discount we can get. Hit the jump for a full list of discounted hardware according to our ninja.

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Latest Verizon Wireless rebate sheet reveals some upcoming handsets

By on November 13, 2008 at 4:49 PM.

Latest Verizon Wireless rebate sheet reveals some upcoming handsets

Our Verizon ninjas have certainly been doing some damage lately and they’re clearly not done yet. What do we have for you this time – how about the upcoming Verizon Wireless Rebate sheet that covers the holiday season from 11/16/08 through 1/31/09? Several of the upcoming rumored handsets including the Samsung Saga and Omnia and the HTC xv6850 make appearances on the rebate sheet which is clearly a good sign. We also catch a glimpse of few new handsets whose details are scarce. Here is a quick rundown of the handsets listed:

  • LG VX8360 (clamshell with  EV-DO, 1.3MP camera, stereo Bluetooth, microSD)
  • LG XV9600 (basically a Dare with a detachable QWERTY keyboard and a game-pad)
  • Nokia 2605 Mirage (small clamshell with 1xRTT, VGA Camera, and Bluetooth)
  • Nokia 7205 Intrigue (small clamshell with 1x/EV-DO, 2MP Camera, Bluetooth)
  • Samsung Renown (clamshell with CDMA and Quad-band GSM, similar to the Gleam)
  • Samsung Saga i770
  • Samsung Omnia
  • HTC Touch Pro/XV6850
  • USB760 (super small USB EV-DO Rev A “micro” Modem)
  • Compass 597 (USB modem with aGPS)
  • CDM8950/CDM8975 (unknown?)

All the rumored rebates are spot on with the Renown getting a $50 MIR and both the Saga and the XV6850 getting a $70 MIR. The big item missing on the rebate sheet is the Blackberry Storm which according to our sources will have its own rebate sheet. We guess the Storm is just too “important” of a phone to be slumming around with some “cheap” flip phones on the same rebate sheet. Remember that being on a rebate sheet is not a guarantee that the phones will hit Verizon Wireless in this time frame. That poor XV8360 is on the rebate sheet again, still waiting for an official release date. Hit the jump for some close-ups.

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