Fake of the week: The BleckBarry!

By Adam Zeis on 17 Sep 2010 11:06 am
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The BleckBerryThe BleckBerry 

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!

87 comments

jrmtz85

This is the greatest thing I have ever seen

imranz

Before this we have BlueBerry and now BleckBarry? Cool..

johntkong

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.

silverfang77

Would a phone like that even work?

BigE4284

Funny, my visceral reaction to it was "BLECK!"

Altarocks

12.1 megapixel camera. And two batteries. I need this.

Sashko

Where'd you see that it has a 12.1 megapixel camera? :-/

HTC_Droid_EvO

And if that was a front facing camera...RIM could learn a few things

jjetson

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

alirezafarmad

It has a front facing camera, look carefully to the top right corner ...

ath20wj

... so you CANT see what youre taking a picture of?

kuzak20

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

cannon83

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!

dbK

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

I really wish that statement was less true

MILLYBLICK

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.

kuzak20

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

BBThemes

506Kb of memory, sweet! i wonder if it comes with a bag for your tears too :)

Dorm11

Wow it hurts my eyes

Linkzo

That's better than the crappy wheel on my 8900. Sad but true LOL

312

Your 8900 has a wheel?? huh??!

ixl333

Less than an evolutionary leap, more like a tumble down a flight of stairs.

jorGeorge

"that KNOW one will ever notice the difference."

jorGeorge

Doh! Okay, okay that was a dumb mistake. But not as bad as "know" instead of "no"! ;)

Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes

Never start a sentence with "but". Stop correcting people's grammar. Read the article then on to the next one...

jorGeorge

Shouldn't you be busy complaining about Brittany's CB Idol reviews?

MILLYBLICK

lmao.. i think he meant Grammar

cwhitney24

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?

henningotto

looks like an os/skin from a sony ericsson phone

mrdugan2123#AC

Im not really sure whats up with this one... I mean. They even have the actual BlackBerry name on it. Yet the Logo is 1 berry different. Lol... Good Job Though http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.39625

sabbotage

It has dual cameras too and one is a front facing one!

2TRILL

LMFAO @ them having an actual "blackberry 9700" in the pics to fool people.

xolanir

Wow!!! That's all I can say about this one.

sabbotage

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 :)

Sashko

Based on the specs, this almost sounds like a Chinese version of the Bold 9700, less the built-in memory part, which that ver of the 9700 is lacking: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.39625

Wizetux

Well, and there not being any WIFI on the device.

curvemyberry

must be made in China....LOL it like when iPad came out, China launched iPed...LMAO

mcaples

Oh...BTW...there's an OS6 leak out for the BLECKbarry 9700...KIDDING!!! LOL!!!

shorty473

That was absolutely hysterical!

2repou

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

04Hokie

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

Crackberrier09

Does it come with BleckBerry OS 6?!?

CeluGeek

Looks like a BleckBerry OS 4.6 to me.

kmartdanickel

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....

StormJH1

It has a better trackpad than the Bold 9000. Oh snap, no he didn't!!

StormJH1

Now that they switched to digital? I'll bet the picture is AMAZING.

kameleon

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.

Rounin

It even looks more innovative than a real Blackberry.

SuperCoolName

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?

mansandem

"BleckBarry" huh? These are the type of cell phones that will explode when making or taking calls....

kennyiceberry

It'll already be better than Storm 1, when it came out ;-).

e150gt

I am totally speechless. A 12.1 MP camera

2TRILL

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

Crackberrier09

does it have a TV antenna?! If not, I won't buy it.

Wizetux

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.

pastorz

I'm with you - that would be very cool!!

Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes

I agree. For the low cost it would be very interesting to see if they work as bad as they look. Even though they always have a long list of features.

valorian

Yes, a review on this phone would be interesting.

Gallia

This is an even better idea :D

AgentScribe

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.

The Consigliere

I was just thinking the same thing, compare it to the real things & see what happens.

Rockdog97

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..

tigo30

wowwwa, and has front camera too :)

Gallia

Oh yes I greatly approve of this, weekly fakes ftw!

ELvolution

pretty damn cool LOL the 8900 version they have is even better
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.39981

Monicooo

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

sommerface

Why would anyone buy this?

MOTH477

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

CeluGeek

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

lifestartat17

There are tons of gadget that had been cloned in china, you guys should check this out http://clonedinchina.com those people are really good at cloning :)

underway99

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?

yarilo

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....

crystal_planet

I hope so. Enjoy your new evo.

F-16

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...

thetnaung

We really need those. Carrying 2 phone is really annoying

Evermore707

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..

@evermore707

ath20wj

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

PriYankee17

this is the Funniest thing I have seen!!! LMFAOO!!!

loooney2ns

Look at all the bootleg phones they have. They look like alot of fun and you don't have to worry about damaging or losing your expensive BB.
http://www.dealextreme.com/products.dx/category.511

Tecklop

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