1. Focal's Avatar
    Dear all,

    Just now i read a newspaper and its said that there are 3 kinds of blackberry's manufactures. And its said it is associated to the quality of the products too.
    I juat want to know, is it really true about that.

    This is the statement from what i read..

    | Manufacture | Class | Quality |
    | Canada | A | BEST |
    | Hungary | B | GOOD |
    | Mexico | C | BAD |

    Is it true or not..

    03-06-09 08:29 AM
  2. Keirkhaart's Avatar
    I work in Quality and Procurement for a large Multinational and there's no way they'd use a Supplier/Source classed as "bad".
    This is electronics with minimal human input, so you could make this stuff anywhere. The machines used are almost certainly the same as well.
    Quality is determined by overall Company requirements but also local policy, hence there may be small fluctuations but not enough to split up the Suppliers like that.
    Maybe you'd see a metric of Quality of 99.5, 99.2, and 99.7 percent, but not as crude as the format of A, B, C.

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    03-06-09 09:54 AM
  3. petaf's Avatar
    Storm>made in Mexico>flawless so far
    03-06-09 10:00 AM
  4. Duvi's Avatar
    It's made in those places, but I highly doubt they purposely have a "C' for bad.
    03-06-09 10:16 AM
  5. Maven454's Avatar
    My 8830 is made in Mexico and I haven't had any issues with it in the nearly two years that I've had it.
    03-06-09 01:54 PM
  6. Iceman's Avatar
    Mine was made in Canada and I've never had any trouble with it. But according to that article that's the best. Not quite sure about the article though. Just curious what newspaper that was in?
    Last edited by mwdb4au; 03-06-09 at 02:02 PM.
    03-06-09 01:58 PM
  7. BergerKing's Avatar
    My 8330 was made in Mexico, 100% flawless thus far.

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    03-06-09 02:05 PM
  8. guitar2989's Avatar
    my storm was hecho en mexico and there are no problems with it
    03-06-09 02:05 PM
  9. Focal's Avatar
    Thanks all for your reply..

    @mwdb4au In indonesia...
    03-06-09 10:08 PM
  10. aldo818's Avatar
    My Bold is made in Hungary and it s 100% well done
    03-10-09 10:05 AM
  11. pkcable's Avatar
    I've had 2 Storms, both were Canadians, first one had the screenpress issue, the second did not.
    03-10-09 02:13 PM
  12. FobBerry's Avatar
    8900 made in Mexico, normal faults with the 8900 including wobbly keyboard, screenwave on the LCD and loose end button!
    03-10-09 02:16 PM
  13. expediter's Avatar
    Thanks all for your reply..

    @mwdb4au In indonesia...
    Are you sure it isn't just a bit of tabloid reporting going on?
    03-10-09 09:49 PM
  14. Speedv1's Avatar
    8900, made in mexico. Zero faults.
    03-11-09 08:12 AM
  15. thebeags's Avatar
    Storm #1 = made in Canada, dead pixels and screen click issues, returned it at the store w/in 3 days.

    Storm #2 = Mexico, perfect out of the box, no screen pixel or click issues.
    03-11-09 10:38 AM
  16. thebeags's Avatar
    More than likely, all produce great products, but what this could mean is each manufacturing location is tracked for how many returned/replaced units they have had.

    In that case, this would mean Canada would have the fewest returned/replaced and Mexico would have the most.

    Just my .02.
    03-11-09 10:39 AM
  17. carbide50's Avatar
    My Bold was made in Hungary and has been perfect since day 1.

    03-14-09 08:51 PM
  18. Mamaluka's Avatar
    My canadian 8330's screen was superior to any Mexican made screen. Mexican screens have a horrible greenish hue. Every one I've seen. And this has been talked about on here with this green hue on mexican bbs

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    03-14-09 09:16 PM
  19. reeneebob's Avatar
    My first pearl had a button get pulled off by a faulty leather pouch, second pearl had scratched screen, both made in Canada, third pearl was mexico and perfect.

    Scott's first pearl was freaking POSSESSED. This thing had a mind of it's own and would kill a battery in 3 hours. Made in Canada. Replacement was Mexico and is flawless.
    03-14-09 10:28 PM
  20. NemesisMind's Avatar
    There is something to be said about quality control and production standardization.
    03-15-09 04:17 AM
  21. jwolfe99's Avatar
    My 8310 was made in Mexico and its is flawless

    03-15-09 12:44 PM
  22. TearBear's Avatar
    Okay, at the risk of sounding STUPID, and I know I will How can you tell where your berry was made?
    03-15-09 01:46 PM
  23. Mythos_LSX's Avatar
    Depending on the Device (Pearl and Curve here ) the manufacture location is printed on the sticker underneath where the battery is located.

    Pearl(s) I had unknown locations, but all 4 had issues. glad to be gone.

    Curve: Made in Mexico, so far no issues (only 4 days old ) but lack of APN is driving me MAD(CDMA Telus)
    03-19-09 05:31 AM