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  1. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User
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  2. Covart

    Covart Android Enthusiast

    It would also appear that Staples isn't interested in Blackberry anymore. Check out what's missing at this Staples.

  3. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User
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    Wow. That can't be a good sign.
  4. ninadchaudhari

    ninadchaudhari What's up !

    But I think its worth it :p

    The store is Slow, and visuals zero as compared to Play store ..
    more over only a handfull of apps (which are mostly paid :p)
  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Sounds very much like this place...
    Hangzhou Outlet: The lonely shopping mall..
    ...I posted this another forum a couple of years ago.

    There's not even a Blackberry store in RIM's native Canada. Non in China either, not even a fake one. LOL.
  6. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User
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    That mall looked almost spooky. And no fake Blackberry stores in China? They're definitely in trouble lol.
  7. Satires

    Satires Android Expert

    I think Android and Apple is crushing competitors. I just saw the latest Windows based phone, gawd I hated it! lol :D
  8. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User
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    The bad thing about that Staples picture is they are business oriented, and if Blackberry loses their business base, they are done for. I wouldn't want to see BB go out of business, they don't seem evil like the other guys, but its going to be a beyond uphill struggle for them to turn things around.
  9. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Android Expert

    All the blackberry products are just flying off the shelf!

    but really, :( I liked RIM and BBs.
  10. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    It was a very strange place. Thing is though there's many empty malls and ghost cities in China. But what seemed so odd about Hangzhou Outlet, was that most of the stores where staffed and open for business, yet the mall was completely deserted. I went there a few times, it was always the same. The staff where just sat around, sometimes sleeping or playing cards. The mall itself was in a ghost town. They'd basically built a sort of replica of Venice, complete with canals, gondolas and a Piazza San Marco. Probably 60,000 apartments, but there was almost nobody living there.

    That's another thing, seems to be very few counterfeit Blackberrys these days, not like there used to be. I think RIM are screwed. It's all counterfeit iPhones and iPads now, along with counterfeit Samsungs and HTCs, mostly with Android.
  11. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User
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    China must be a surreal place to live for a westerner, almost Twilight Zone material.

    It's almost funny how the counterfeit market in China is almost a bellwether for the health and popularity of the real brands in the rest of the world.
  12. doctorfrylock

    doctorfrylock Member

    I pass that store every day, and the max amount of cars i saw there was about 5.
  13. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Oh it is, once one leaves the tourist areas like Beijing and Shanghai. Still boggles my mind sometimes, and I've been living here for over three years now.

    Here's another one. A few months ago KFC opened their first restaurant here in Xilinhot. Has to be one of the worse KFCs in Asia. They never seem to have any tomato ketchup, or milk or sugar for coffee. Service is painfully slow, is disorganised and has very few customers. KFC in China is nothing new, there's plenty of good restaurants.

    Fried chicken restaurants are nothing new to Xilinhot. There's a Chinese one called Dicos, which is very similar to KFC. There's nothing wrong here, has plenty of customers.

    If there's a demand for a product e.g. Apple, the counterfeiters usually want a piece of the action. If there's no demand, they won't bother....ahem...Blackberry.

    BTW if you get a chance, read a book called Chocolate Fortunes.

    “This book is the story of the five global titans of chocolate—Ferrero, Cadbury,
    Hershey, Nestl
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