Fake of the week: Knockoff BlackBerry Style is not so stylish

By Adam Zeis on 3 Jan 2011 10:32 am EST
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Fake BlackBerry Style 

Remeber the BleckBarry? I thought that was a real low as far as BlackBerry knockoffs go, but this latest spotted on eBay takes it one step further. The "Quad band touch screen Wifi cell phone TV Mobile 9670" is a dead ringer for a red BlackBerry Style. If you didn't inspect things too close (or look for any logos) you wouldn't really know the difference, but this fake is far from the real thing. As it states in the eBay listing, you can't even use a 3G SIM card in the device, although it does have dual SIM slots. The device also "features" a touch screen, Wifi and analog TV - a real great package huh? :-) Keep reading for some more images. Thanks jropelski.

Fake BlackBerry Style

Fake BlackBerry Style

Fake BlackBerry Style

Fake BlackBerry Style

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Fake of the week: Knockoff BlackBerry Style is not so stylish

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One of the people at work had a touchscreen phone with trackball and BlackBerry logos. I was immediately sure that it was a fake, and when I picked it up I saw it didn't even have a resemblance to BB software on it, the software looked like a Nokia or SonyE knockoff. The lady was insistent that she had bought a BlackBerry until I explained to her that I had about 5 BlackBerry devices go through my hands on a weekly basis and had never seen a device like hers, and also showed her what BB software should be looking like.

Any chance VM USA announcing the release date of their next BB at this event? 9830 Torch, I think that's what everyone is calling it.

Me thinks jimcalvert hit the nail DEAD on its head; exactly HOW is this WORSE then the ACTUAL Style...looks like a cross between the Style and LG's newest Lotus...with a NICER battery back!!!

Insanely wicked lol

Clever design also. Analog is still good, OTA signals can still be caught, even some radio stations.

its funny.. the pic clearly shows the camera as a 3.2 mp camera. However I went to the specs on the Ebay listing (out of curiosity) and the specs show the camera as a 1.3 mp.. lol

I just want to inform you that this kind of fakes come mostly form China which is really NOT part of Europe but its in Asia - you should learn at least basics of the geography ;-)

It's quite a spiffy looking phone. Too bad the OS is prob junk. I will say this, as soon as I saw the BB Style, I had the 'Lotus/Cleo Knockoff' thought. If they put the BB Style out on ATT, I'll deff be getting my bf one!

Shows the style is going to sell well in Asia despite all the griping about it on here when it was released.