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RIM's Indonesia chief could face prosecution over BlackBerry stampede

By Leeky
Dec 6, 2011
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  1. At the end of last month, Research in Motion chose Jakarta, Indonesia for the global launch of its new Blackberry Bold 9790 smartphone. The phone is wildly popular in the country,…

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  2. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,075   +76

    Because we all know that all Canadians are clairvoyant... I've been to the police station in Jakarta, and the level corruption is astounding. Indonesian authorities are looking to extort RIM via fines which will line the police chief's, prosecutor's, and judge's pockets, nothing more.

    If RIM pays out, watch this case disappear.
  3. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,496   +304

    I'm still so confused by this story, Why is everyone so exited about getting a Blackberry? I mean? Really? I could understand if it was a revolutionary new phone that RIM at brought to market but its not? Just a boring standard one that is not any different from any model since 2008?

    I mean... Really?
  4. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 388

    Actually, they should have been. Based on market trend and studies they should have known this very well. I'm not even from Indonesia and I know that Blackberry is just crazy big there, just like it is in Malaysia. A small market survey and study could have told them just as much.

    It's more of a call of negligence in the end. Also I believe that they shouldn't have started changing the handout and sales policies.

    Believe it or not, it was mostly RIM's fault to blame, I don't know if it has anything to do with the police whatsoever. Sure they're corrupt, but I see hardly any relevance to this current topic and subject. The topic at hand is them taking responsibility for the events that have occured.

    And yes, it bewilders me as to why they're just so crazy big in these countries. I'd rather own a low end android phone any day.
  5. RIM should learn "HOW TO BE SHAMELESS" with

    BIRD OF THE SAME FEATHER


    as law means "Lawlessness, Carelessness, and


    Shamelessness !
  6. "Actually, they should have been. Based on market trend and studies they should have known this very well. I'm not even from Indonesia and I know that Blackberry is just crazy big there, just like it is in Malaysia. A small market survey and study could have told them just as much.

    It's more of a call of negligence in the end. Also I believe that they shouldn't have started changing the handout and sales policies.

    Believe it or not, it was mostly RIM's fault to blame, I don't know if it has anything to do with the police whatsoever."

    Large following or not, I don't think there is any way that RIM could have predicted a stampede of angry, violent Indonesians. The only reason those handout/sales policies were changed to begin with is that the turnout was far greater than anything they expected.
  7. to Burty117

    yes, Indonesian people very excited with Blackberry phone.. it's not about the model or design, it's Blackberry Messenger (we called it BBM), BBM offer us an exclusive way to communicate with other

    In Indonesia, Blackberry (we called it BB) not just a luxurious item, it's also the latest trend, and the symbol that differs you from others in modern society.

    all of ur friends, coworkers, clients, colleagues, etc demands you to have one.. ur career and business may stuck if you don't have one. And also in social life, if u dont have one, means you got left behind.. BBM change ur daily life here in Indonesia.

    Most people in Indonesia have at least 2 mobile phones (sometimes 3), and one of it must be Blackberry


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