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Argentina bans iPhone and BlackBerry sales

28 December, 2011 | Read the news | Post your comment
Argentina bans iPhone and BlackBerry sales - read the full textThe Argentinian government has banned the import and sales of Apple's iPhone and all BlackBerry smartphones, among others. The ban also extends over all foreign-made phones, but it seems Apple and RIM among the few of the major phone makers who don’t have factories in Argentina, so their ban is in...

 

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> In reply to USAfonGuy @ 2011-12-28 19:00 from Dqgd - click to readThat is exactly what is going on around here...

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  • 2011-12-28 19:03
  • 8DMW

So I guess what they are saying is that they want the people that must have those phones will need to pay more money to the black market dealers...thusly increasing demand which means greater cash flow?

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  • 2011-12-28 19:00
  • Dqgd

i guess you must to reconsider the build, they dont build nothing talking about the factorys of samsung,bb, etc, the only thing that they do is to put a sticker with "made in argentina" and that all that they do...

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  • 2011-12-28 18:52
  • PdKy

All Countries should do this.

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  • 2011-12-28 18:49
  • q}xF

I am sure there are other ways to improve a failing economy other than taking such desperate measures. This kinda Sucks honestly though I hate both the brands from the core of my heart

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  • 2011-12-28 18:48
  • P$uD

Serves Apple better,at least they will for the time being forget about Courts and Patents. For RIM,that's like opening up a wound and salting it. Hope you'll survive!

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  • 2011-12-28 18:42
  • fnbt

Actually this is (very) old news. They started the ban around June, I believe. RIM's assembling factory is finished and the 8520 and 9300 are already being sold (the only BB phones assembled here). However, as Apple isn't planning to build a factory here (in fact, their Brazil plant is almost done) everything Apple-related except iPads and iPods are being banned. That includes Macbooks. Maybe some Brazil-made Apple products will make their way here (as we belong to the same um... group? (the Mercosur)) but for now, everything's banned.
Oh, not only for Apple or RIM. This applies to notebooks as well: just about every notebook manufacturer (Dell, HP, Acer, Sony to name a few) are being banned to "boost national production and sales". The only big laptop manufacturer that is actually assembling laptops here is Samsung, but just a few models. The rest of 'em are national brands making Chinese-derived models with very poor build quality.

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  • 2011-12-28 18:41
  • LL4b

What government more ridiculous, Argentina is the first loser with this prohibition.

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  • 2011-12-28 18:40
  • Ps{r

WOOW, cool!! :)

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  • 2011-12-28 18:32
  • 0}$}

This is ridiculus...

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  • 2011-12-28 18:30
  • 8x0E

cirkus

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  • 2011-12-28 18:27
  • pVqM

HA HA

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  • 2011-12-28 18:26
  • myAy

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