Fake of the week: The BleckBarry!

By Adam Zeis on 17 Sep 2010 11:06 am EDT
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It looks like a BlackBerry, it sounds like a BlackBerry, but is it a BlackBerry? No way. It's a BleckBarry. This fancy "smartphone" has some amazing features (if you're living in 1990) that anyone would love to have. this dual-network phone has not one, but two SIM slots, a 2 inch "vibrant color" screen, Bluetooth and 506KB of internal memory. And as if that all wasn't enough, there is a built in FM and TV tuner complete with antenna. This device really does do it all. It looks so much like a BlackBerry -- right down to the cloudy looking OS -- that no one will ever notice the difference. So if you're fed up with owning an actual BlackBerry, you can pop down $70 to have this knock-off by your side. Thanks Andrew!

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Fake of the week: The BleckBarry!


I'll admit I was taken when I first saw it. I thought RIM slipped one in on us.

Imitation is the best form of flattery.

I'll guarantee it's still susceptible to less virus's/malware/spyware than android is HAHAHA. It's funny cause it's true.

This thing will probably explode and kill you like most cell phones made in china. And guess what, xour death by Bleckbarry is included in the price for free! Also the Tumors and cancer it will give you, so sign up and buy one now

This site was great. I wish they had a comparison to the Blackberry Torch cause I would have brought it. It has some pretty nice phones on it too. For the person who asked do they really work... YES! My cousin had a fake iPhone when they came out and hers was just like the real thing but just nopt name brand! I MUST put this site into my favorites!

Man, the OS actually looks exactly the same as the one on my 9650.

I really wish that statement was less true

anyone with this phone will automatically be talked down on... no ifs or buts, but this is worst than a fake pair of JO's.

RIM is being overrun by Chinese mom and pop shops who technologically outperform them on production costs and swagger. I mean look at this thing, it can take the new berries apart and make BBQ dog out of it.RIM, bring your A-game or sell to Apple, seriously

All of that on a phone for under $100. hmmmm If it actually works well the what the hell are the companies here in the usa doing to us?

If you look at the bottom of the page on that dealextreme site they actually have a fake "9550" and "8900" model too that look just like the storm 2 and the curve 8900. The storm fake even has a little trackball :)

For my Teens! They are all so into what everyone thinks yet none of them can work tech at all lol. Sad when stepdad knows more lol

I wish there was a Blackberry (or any other for that matter) with two SIM slots. Then I could stop carrying two phones.

We all know its a fake but come on a front facing camera, built in tv tuner and radio and it comes with 2 batteries!

If this thing works technically it is better than any blackberry to date....

I think you meant TV tuner. FM has always been "analog". It is the local TV stations that went to the digital broadcast during the "Big Switch!!!!!!!" a year or so ago.

Still, I am almost tempted to buy this just to see if it would really work. Mostly for SnG's.

Ok, I feel like I'm about to be made into that triforce kid, but I have to ask, is this real? Would this phone work? What carrier coudl you use? I mean I feel like I'm missing something here. Tell me that this phone doesn't actually take and recieve calls right? What OS would it have?

LOL i just googled the "blueberry" and at least them bootleggers tried harder to mimic the "look" of a blackberry... so can RIM sue?

Who else here thinks that Crackberry.com should get one of these and then do a comparison video between the knock-off and the real BlackBerry model.

Yeah CrackBerry, buy and review this!? Then send it on to RIM for some backward engineering. ;) Seriously though, test this bad for for sh!ts and gr!ns and all.

my wife bought a new faceplate from this website for her 9700 and it fit like "blek".. they sent her a new one, and that one too fit like "blek."

i will never shop at this website again..

RIM should take a look at that front facing cam. You know just a small thing like that and video calling can take a device a long way

I had it on the shopping cart then I realized it did not have WIFI. Dang it such a perfect phone lol.

There are so many BleckBerry, BlockBerry, B1ackBerry and WatchamacallitBerry devices out there, I'm surprised I had not seen any posted in CrackBerry. ;)

Does this come from the same company that spams the comments with ads for $10 "designer" handbags, shoes, and such? And if so, do you get a free "designer" case with your purchase?

This "Bleckbarry" is just as good as any Blackberry! Today I bought an HTC EVO and I have to say that after only owning it for just about 5 hrs, this phone is where it's at! With the technology we have access to today, why is Blackberry so far behind?!! I've always loved Blackberry but after a new OS here and a new OS there, it really hasn't amounted to zilch! So after having my heart broken by the piece of crap Torch I bought recently I said screw this and went on like everybody who knows any better should! I have no idea over the years, how many pointless "apps" I've purchased but they were all pretty much worthless and in retrospect, I can't believe they had the nerve to charge for these but I guess that every consumer has to learn their lesson sometimes but no more!

Thanks Blackberry and kiss it!

and now for the jealous comments....

Just crap! But i like the idea of having dual sim - which rim just don't offer ... You could insert a "business" and a "private" sim and switch with only one button between workphone and private cell...

I sent this "tip" in, had no idea it would make it to the blog roll. I find all kinda of oddball replacement parts and BB fako's, usually nobody cares..


Lol, I'm assuming BlackBerry will be suing? The Chinese are amazing at doing this... anyone ever seen the chinese BMW X5? This thing is prbly made with lead paint

I wish RIM will make a phone like this, It looks so cute
China's Fake Blackberry Design looks better than RIM's Design

When will Blackberry have Front and Back Cameras
When will Blackberry have dual SIM slots, Even a fake one has