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    Argentina Banning The Sale Of BlackBerry Smartphones


    Argentina has recently initiated a ban that prohibited the sale of all BlackBerry smartphones. Apple is also not allowed to sell phones, while Samsung, Nokia, Motorola and LG can all continue distribution. The reasoning behind this is that both RIM and Apple do not have factories or partners in the country. Two ways around this issue would obviously be to build a factory to produce BlackBerrys (or iPhones) or find a partner in the country that is already established to sell the phones for them.

    One major factor though that the companies really need to take further into consideration is that both BlackBerrys and iPhones are 60% of the smartphone sales in the country. Currently RIM is in the process of locating a distribution partner to continue the sale of BlackBerrys in Argentina, however Apple is sitting tight and riding out the ban. The reasoning behind the ban is supposedly to stabilize the economy, and once that happens, the ban should be lifted. I reckon the influx of foreign products, such as phones, reduces the amount of money spent on Argentina made goods. For all Argentinians' sake, I hope this ban is lifted as soon as possible.
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    There is only one option add a factory, and they already said they are doing that.

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    What's The Real Story?

    I read an article on this site that RIM was set to build a manufacturing plant in Argentina back in October. If that's indeed the case and RIM has met all the necessary criteria, it's just a matter of time before they would be exempt from that particular clause and eligible to sell their product in that market. Why are the Argentinian authorities taking the big stick approach now? What's the real story here?

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    There's rumor of both options apparently. But most recent is that they're looking for an Argentinian partner to sell the phones for them. There's no way to know the "real" story when the government is involved. We only know what we're told.
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    ....as my eyes wonder in the air, I feel a dizzy faint in the back of my head, something very funny about this story, and as Robyn has quoted,
    There's no way to know the "real" story when the government is involved. We only know what we're told.
    Ahhh yes, the government

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    The government decides this too? Well nonetheless one must know the reason behind it.

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