Blackberry Bold 9790 launch causes a riot in Indonesia

I thought we were kind of over the whole Blackberry thing, but apparently riot police were summoned in Indonesia to pacify a pissed off crowd of 3000+ after the the 9790 model was sold out at a special 50% off launch event.  Here’s a link to the full story.

This whole “launch” shit on electronics seems a bit immature and silly when you look back on the whole affair:

The PS3 $799 at launch

The first Apple iPhone $599 at launch

Microsoft X-Box (first gen) $599 at launch (not the 360!)

Sega Saturn game system $399 at launch

I think you get the idea…

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