Yeah, that Curve. Amazon.com currently has the BlackBerry 8300 listed for $49 out the door, with no messy mail in rebates to deal with. This is a darn good deal for one of the most desired, and competent devices on the market, and should serve a small consolation prize to our faithful readers who weren’t lucky enough to snag one in our recent contest. Keep in mind, however, that the price includes a $250 conditional equipment discount. If you break the terms of service within 181 days you will be subject to the $250 Amazon charge in addition to any AT&T ETF’s. The good news? AT&T corporate stores can usually be persuaded to match Amazon’s online pricing if you happen to be signing up for a new line of service. Just remember to ask nicely.

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Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.