updated 01:25 pm EST, Wed November 21, 2007
ATT Black Friday 2007
AT&T will join many electronics stores the day after Thanksgiving and sell several of its best-known phones with a large 50 percent discount, a leaked flyer reveals. The carrier will draw attention primarily to smartphones with the GPS-equipped BlackBerry Curve 8310 selling for $100, while the Pantech Duo reaches the same price. A handful of 3G conventional phones such as the Moto RAZR2 V9, Samsung A737 slider, and the Sony-Ericsson W580i will also see a temporary price drop. These simpler phones will sell for $150, $25, and $25 again respectively, the flyer notes.
The prices are all expected to require a new two-year service plan as well as a rebate to reach their claimed figures, but will be available with the special rates until Sunday the 25th rather than the one-day sales that often pervade what has become known as Black Friday. Other phones are still planned to sell at their normal prices including the iPhone, which is not officially subsidized by AT&T.