If you are on the lookout for a hip phone, you may look at high-end Finnish made phones, Japanese mobile phones, or good-old fashioned American made phones like iPhone and BlackBerry. The last two being the current toasts of tech geeks, are devices that offer a lot of cutting edge features and functionality. President Barack Obama, owns a BlackBerry, the wife of Bill Gates wants an iPhone - but for obvious reasons her husband will not allow her to.
Hence, if you have that strong urge to exercise your patriotic sense of duty or you just want to get your hands on cool gadgets in the market right now, you have a choice between an iPhone or Blackberry. If you are having a hard time deciding, Walmart, the biggest retail operator in the country is willing to help you out.
Walmart is currently running a one-week promotion which will start on November where customers will get a $100 gift card for every purchase of Research in Motion's BlackBerry smartphones. They are hoping that with this promotion people would pay more close attention to BlackBerry phones.
BlackBerry phones are great for people who need to read and send email messages while on the go, and would be a perfect match for busy executives, doctors, promoters, business owners, etc.
One thing to keep in mind though is that BlackBerry phones have existing business tie-ups with telecommunications providers like AT&T, Sprint, Nextel, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, and all buyers need to enrol in a 2-year mandatory service deal offered by any of these major telecommunications companies.
If your eyes are set at getting that $100 free card, you need to remember that BlackBerry phone purchases are not that simple and do not end when you pay for the unit. If you do not see yourself using the features of this neat phone regularly, it might not be wise for you to get one for the sake of getting that $100 gift card.
However, if you are really serious in owning one, there are a variety of models you can choose from offered by different telecommunication providers. AT&T currently sells the Curve 8310 model. Sprint carries the Curve 8830 phone while T-Mobile has the Blackberry 8520. Verizon Wireless presently sells the flip-style, Storm.
Walmart is set to ramp up store promotions in preparation of the holiday season where people are expected to whip up their wallets and reach out for their cards and cash. This gift card promotion is just one of the many offers, store have in line for this shopping season, which traditionally begins in Thanksgiving.