Anonymous, 31 Dec 2011apple and rim cannot tell argentina what to do but they can always complain to world trade org... moreNo they can't tell the US or Canada what to do, nor are they idiots but the US and other countries can block or selective block imports from Argentina.
U don't know, but 28th december is like an April fool's day in argentina!!!
Excellent measurement taken by the Argentinian government. If you don't invest in our country, then GTFO. It's that simple. Blackberries are a trend nowadays, same with the iPhone. Let's hope that not only people now buy Androids, but that they also care for everything local-made or assembled.
BTW, those who were able to buy iPhones recently: either you bought remaining stocks or the people who're selling you those phones are gray importing them.
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2011We have minerals, food aplenty and a lot of green areas to make more food, vegetables and anim... moreNice one. There are country´s with that problem, but what i know from Argentina that´s not a problem. South America is best know for good fruit´s, excellent meat and because of the coast a lot of fish so...I know a few restaurant´s with argentinien red meat and it´s very good.
I think this is a very smart move by the Argentinien Government and hope that these companies such as Apple and RIM invest their money in helping the growth of the Argentinien economy.
Honestly, I think its a wise thing to do.This way those foreign companys will have to invest in the country and it will lead to jobs.this is a very very good move.Foreign companys with big profits must oblige to their social responsibilies.
They just got "Tina'd" (= screwed because of some odd rule that only exists in ArgenTINA)
RIM has now factories in Argentina.Our economy is getting better and growing thanks to this policies.
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2011China hasn't even hit the economic curb yet and they are struggling to maintain control, villa... moreI mean the west won't die so easily. Well, all countries shouldn't die easily. Maybe change in government, but it's difficult to kill something that big.
This is NOT TRUE!!
Today is ‘Dia de los Santos Inocentes‘ across Spanish-speaking countries, the local equivalent of April’s Fools. In other words, the information our friends and competitors at Apple Insider took seriously is likely to be nothing but a joke.
Nonikhanna, 29 Dec 2011All Countries should do this. totally agree with you
I'm from Arg and this "Chavez" style of government don't help us at all.
Same happening with all products from outside, specially cars and electronics
Messi, 29 Dec 2011Argentina politicians and goverments are very dumb people, thats why very bad economy, this sm... moreOk, that´s your opinion, no need to call the Argentinien people stupid. Maybe the politicians are only bluffing to Apple and RIM invest in their country. I don´t think it´s a stupid move, i hope in my country the politicians got the "balls" to do that.
Argentina politicians and goverments are very dumb people, thats why very bad economy, this small solution is stupid and show the world how dumb they are, poor people
I live in Argentina and i'm working in Claro, one of our providers. RIM already has a factory here, some Blackberrys are already being sold (like 8520). But probably we won't see Apple products for a while.
RIM factory is indeed working since October in Argentina, manufacturing Blackberry phones ever since. Besides that, Iphones are being selled and offered by every cell phone provider or seller in the country with no kind of restrictions.
rebel, 29 Dec 2011exactly then usa and canada must block all goods made in argentinaWe have minerals, food aplenty and a lot of green areas to make more food, vegetables and animals. And a lot of scientists (i'm one) and intelligent people. We have a real democracy, and a president that fights for it's people and not for the corporations both nacional and international.
If USA blocks us, perfect. We have very good relationships with Europe and China. Don't ask us for food or water. We have everything we need to survive. We are not like cuba. Will it be hard? True, but we will prevail.