Rumor has it that attendees of the BlackBerry 8700c launch events to be held this week in New York, Chicago, and San Fransisco may get a BlackBerry 8700c just for being in attendance. BBHub reader crisambo writes, “I was told by Cingular Sales Exec that each and every attendee will go home with one.

I am very careful not to say that attendees get a free BlackBerry 8700c because the service agreement that you would probably have to sign up with Cingular will undoubtedly not be free. Lets just say that the hardware costs for BlackBerry 8700c attendees will be relaxed.