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Bought your Blackberry online? Perhaps from E-bay? Are you sure you have a Blackberry that came from RIM? If you bought it off line you may want to find out. Even though I'm sure none of these 'knock off berries' have made their way to the United States but you never know.
According to BerryReview Blackberries are being assembled in Vietnam. A VietnamNET reported followed a technician who assembled a Blackberry 8320 with only $110.00 in parts. They look authentic except for a few minor case flaws. According to VietnamNET
, they say Blackberries are becoming more and more popular in Vietnam. Many, if not all, look past the functions/capabilities of a Blackberry and look more at the "who uses a Blackberry" aspect. Since known stars such as Paris Hilton and our very own President sports a Blackberry, apparently everyone in Vietnam now wants a Blackberry. They sell these 'fake' Blackberries for about $180.00 - $225.00. So as I said, if you buy a Blackberry off e-bay, you may want to check to make sure its a 'legit' Blackberry.