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New BlackBerry launch sparks RIM-loving riot (for a change)

Apple may own the rabid gadget consumer market in North America, but apparently RIM has it locked down elsewhere in the world. The BlackBerry Bold 9790 went on sale in Indonesia this morning, with thousands of diehards lining up outside the Pacific Place mall in the capital of Jakarta. A half-price discount on the $540 phone probably seemed like a good marketing strategy, but once it sold out, the remaining crowd of 3,000 went berserk. Several people fainted, but thankfully hundreds of police were already in place to quell the riot. Turns out this sort of thing is expected when RIM comes to town. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »