The BlackBerry Bold 9700 that I took a good look at last year has headed North. Rogers Wireless is far from being the only Canadian carrier to sell the phone. Telus, Bell, and Wind all have it, but as it turns out you can get it even cheaper somewhere else, with strings attached of course.
Being one of the newest and most advanced BlackBerry devices to date, getting it without laying down a single penny (at least for the device itself) seems pretty good. The current promotion via Future Shop and Virgin Mobile is the Bold 9700 priced at $0 when you agree to a new three-year contract. You probably need a qualifying voice and data plan too.
By comparison, Telus is selling the 9700 for $150 with a three-year contract, which is the same price being asked by Rogers and Bell. If you go directly to the Virgin Mobile Canada site, they have it at $150 too. I suspect it won’t be long before the other carriers drop their price down to $0 as well.
There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.
Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games