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Fake BlackBerry Bold 9900 spotted in Dubai mall

Fakes of latest BlackBerry handsets reportedly on sale at DragonMart in UAE

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 has not been officially launched in the UAE yet, but fake versions are reportedly on sale.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 has not been officially launched in the UAE yet, but fake versions are reportedly on sale.

Fake versions of the new BlackBerry handsets are already circulating in the UAE, despite the phones only being unveiled last week.

According to the Blackberry-focused site Crackberry.com, fakes of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 have been spotted on sale in Dubai's DragonMart.

The fakes were priced at $100.

In June, Dubai's Department of Economic Development (DED) inspectors fined 113 stores at DragonMart a total of AED 100,000 for violations of anti-counterfeiting laws. One raid against vendors in the shopping mall results in 2,500 fake items being seized.

The DED has been targeting Chinese counterfeits at DragonMart since the start of the year, with a campaign to raise awareness of the penalties for selling counterfeit goods in the UAE.

Dubai Police also have a station in the mall. 

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