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BlackBerry sale causes mini riot in Indonesia, 90 hurt

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Nov 2011 16:46 User comments (3)

BlackBerry sale causes mini riot in Indonesia, 90 hurt The newly launched BlackBerry Bold 9790 caused a riot this weekend in Indonesia, leading to 90 people being injured.
Available for 50 percent off at a mall in Jakartam, it appears that the crowd became "disorderly" after the retailer said there would not be enough units for everyone waiting on line.

200 police officers and mall cops were called in before the crowd was subdued.

Three people were hospitalized with broken bones.

The BlackBerry normally sells for 4.6 million rupees in Indonesia (about $520) and BlackBerry remains the top brand in the nation. BGR says that four of the top five selling smartphones in the nation are BlackBerrys.

A video of the crowd before it got crazy:

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3 user comments

127.11.2011 17:16

wow. all of this for a device with a UX that feels like operating a windows PC with a motorola razr as your only input device.

227.11.2011 19:58

Quote:
wow. all of this for a device with a UX that feels like operating a windows PC with a motorola razr as your only input device.
Nice... lol. But seriously this should make RIM proud, as I only ever heard of riots so far for Iphone/Ipads.

327.11.2011 22:28

Originally posted by Mysttic:
Quote:
wow. all of this for a device with a UX that feels like operating a windows PC with a motorola razr as your only input device.
Nice... lol. But seriously this should make RIM proud, as I only ever heard of riots so far for Iphone/Ipads.
Yes, they should be proud that they have a mindless, violent fanbase in one country...oh wait...proud isn't the word...


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