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Talk cheap with Samsung BlackJack II smartphone, free with activation

New AT&T customers can scoop up the highly rated BlackJack II Windows Mobile smartphone absolutely free with a two-year contract. Buy.com will even ship it free.

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It's a new year, so why not start it with a new phone? Buy.com has the Samsung BlackJack II smartphone for free, zilch, zip, nada with a two-year AT&T activation. Free shipping, even.

Like its popular predecessor, the BlackJack II runs the Windows Mobile OS (version 6, in this case). I'm not a fan, but if you can live with the abysmal navigation and sluggish performance, you'll find a lot of power under the BlackJack's slim hood. It features GPS, a 2-megapixel camera, and HSDPA support (which helps make up for the lack of Wi-Fi). CNET liked the phone quite well, rating it 7.7 out of 10.

Service plans start at $34.99 per month, and you need to be a new AT&T customer to get the BlackJack II (which is available in black or burgundy) as a freebie. I didn't see anything about when this deal ends, so if you're interested, jump on it quick.