T-Mobile might be selling the BlackBerry Bold 9900 to customers for $299 but one of our tipsters let us know about a program T-Mobile is running for BlackBerry developers. Developers can get the BlackBerry Bold 9900 for $199.99 for a limited time after a $50 mail in rebate. T-Mobile did something similar in the past together with RIM for previous devices so its nice to see them continuing. The offer for developers expires on November 1st 2011 and requires a 2 year agreement though they nicely waive the $35 activation fee. No word on if this offer is also good for users who are upgrading.
To get the deal you need to call 1-866-464-8662 and select option 3. After that you need to mention promo code 7490TMOFAV to get the deal. They also don’t mention if you need to prove you are a developer but that should be easy since anybody can be a developer these days. They also have promos for the Curve 9300 (Free) and Bold 9780 ($74.99) but I recommend the Bold 9900 if you can afford it. I also noticed a page for the PlayBook but they don’t have a discount for it.
Check out the deal at www.rimdevelopers.com
They also have a list of resources, and links for developers to find out more information about developing for RIM. Also for those interesting in upgrading, they have links to the trade-up program where you can get some $ for your old BlackBerry device.