10-19-11 09:34 AM
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  1. mopatops's Avatar
    Had a look at the phones today and bought one home with me to have a go with. The IMEI isn't an 044 so that's good!

    Turning the phone on gives an unbranded splash screen and some pretty awful software. The factory reset option deletes data on the phone but unsurprisingly gives the same software. Was worth a try...

    I also noticed that the exterior appears to be different to the 9900 Bold. The front profile is the same apart from being unbranded but here is a photo of the side:
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    Looking at previous bolds, I couldn't find any that matched this design. Anyone got any ideas?
    10-19-11 07:48 AM
  2. superD9900's Avatar
    U sure that's actually a bb and not a china copy?

    What does it say on the white sticker under the battery?

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    10-19-11 08:02 AM
  3. ifraser's Avatar
    Actually that was my thought also. Probably made in the same factory.

    I would be very surprised if it has an official PIN number.

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    10-19-11 08:06 AM
  4. PunPryde's Avatar
    My dad and I both got unbranded 9900s from Telus
    10-19-11 08:45 AM
  5. mopatops's Avatar

    There is a photo with the battery off. So a china copy is going to have a different processor etc and possibly not be capable of running an official BB OS?

    Thanks for the continued help, everyone!
    10-19-11 08:57 AM
  6. ifraser's Avatar
    The only way to find out is to try, I would boot one up 1st and have a look at any device info pages to see the OS versions
    10-19-11 09:10 AM
  7. ifraser's Avatar
    Looking at the 2nd pic, good luck finding out what model of phone it is, the power socket is on the other side from the 9900/9930, the camera states 12MP, and its dual sim, Battery contacts are different and the NFC pins are in a different position, Could even be beta phones of a newer model BB.

    Definetely a cheap chinese copy my friend.

    OMG...Have you seen the OS on these??? looks so basic

    Last edited by ifraser; 10-19-11 at 09:18 AM.
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    10-19-11 09:12 AM
  8. mopatops's Avatar
    Well that's pretty much confirmed that then.. Thanks very much for all your help everyone.
    Case closed
    10-19-11 09:34 AM
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