Actually, it might be a good time trying to befriend a BlackBerry developer seeing that T-Mobile is offering discounts specifically for them. For a limited time, they can pick up the handset for the considerably more tasteful price of $199.99 on-contract after a $50 mail-in-rebate. In addition, they’re also going to waive the usual $35 activation fee that's normally accompanying most new handsets. However, it’s not explicitly stated if the deal is available to those developers with qualified upgrades.
7490TMOFAV to get the deal. As it stands, the limited time offering is set to expire on November 1st 2011 – so there’s still plenty of time for regular customers to seek out a BlackBerry developer of some sort to help them out.
source: T-Mobile via BerryReview