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Leaked images show BlackBerry’s unreleased ‘Jakarta’ phone for the first time

By on February 17, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

Leaked images show BlackBerry’s unreleased ‘Jakarta’ phone for the first time

BlackBerry’s first next-generation smartphone co-developed with original device manufacturer giant Foxconn has seemingly been pictured for the first time. Code-named “Jakarta” and thought to be launching as the BlackBerry Z3, the smartphone is expected to be the company’s first BlackBerry 10 device that will launch with an entry-level price point to more aggressively attack the emerging markets that had been BlackBerry strongholds prior to the proliferation of dirt-cheap Android phones. More →

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RIM boss in Indonesia faces charges following BlackBerry stampede

By on December 5, 2011 at 10:35 AM.

RIM boss in Indonesia faces charges following BlackBerry stampede

Research In Motion’s top executive in Indonesia is facing charges from the government after more than 90 people were hurt when chaos broke out during the launch of RIM’s BlackBerry 9790 in Jakarta. Police confirmed Monday that Andrew Cobham, who has been identified as RIM’s Indonesia CEO by Reuters, will be charged with negligence, which has a maximum sentence of 9 months in jail. Cobham has not been detained. An event organizer, a shopping mall manager and a RIM employee involved with security may also be charged. More →

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BlackBerry Bold 9790 launch causes mayhem, 90 injured in Indonesia [video]

By on November 25, 2011 at 3:30 PM.

BlackBerry Bold 9790 launch causes mayhem, 90 injured in Indonesia [video]

A 50% discount on the just-launched BlackBerry Bold 9790 had mall shoppers in a frenzy in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday. Reportedly, as many as 90 people were injured after shoppers fell out of line and into a disorderly crowd when word came out that the retailer selling the device wouldn’t have enough units to satisfy demand. Three people needed to be hospitalized for broken bones and more than 200 police officers and mall security officials were required to restore peace. According to The Jakarta Globa, the BlackBerry Bold 9790 typically retails for Rp 4.6 million in Indonesia ($520) and BlackBerry is the top brand in the region; four of the top five selling smartphones in the Indonesia right now are BlackBerry devices. A video of the massive crowd that gathered for the 9790 launch follows below. More →

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