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BlackBerry 9980 Spotted in China: Fake or No Fake?


This BlackBerry popped up  a few days ago on a Chinese web site, and it’s supposed to be the new BlackBerry 9980. I have to admit that the design is somewhat intriguing, but if it really looks like this, will it sell?

blackberry 9980 phone fake clone china smartphone

The phone has a lot of unusually sharp angles and comes from China, so there are no guarantees. It could definitely be a fake (especially considering it’s got the cryptic word ‘PROCEEDING’ engraved on the top).

blackberry 9980 phone fake clone china smartphone

The phone was even disassembled to check out what makes it tick, but I’m still a bit doubtful about its authenticity.


It’s definitely a departure from what BlackBerry smartphones are known for. It’s true that this could simply be a fake, or another device transplanted into a new case (though that looks unlikely from the interior photos).

blackberry 9980 phone fake clone china smartphone

Amidst all of the hoopla of RIM’s financial problems, I wonder if this phone will even sell. Especially if you can choose between the upcoming iPhone 5 and this one. Only time will tell.

[via Ubergizmo]

Comments (6):

  1. Ragnogroth says:


  2. saff says:

    hello how can i got this phone in lebanon and how much it will cost???
    can any body help me with this?!
    and is it as they say a fake????

  3. Techie says:

    That’s a real Blackberry. It’s a limited edition Porsche Design collaboration, which explains the different look. Runs on OS6.

  4. Techie says:

    My mistake. That’s a fake. The real P’9981 from Blackberry has the model number printed on the silver bezel behind the phone, as well as ‘Porsche Design’ embossed on the front. The OS should also be a custom made Porsche OS6. The font should be stylized differently.

  5. ahmed says:

    its fake because when u see to the top of there is written proceeding and on the original phone there is written Porsche design

  6. soso says:

    Hello…I was wondering where did you get this one ? could you give me the link please ? thank you

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