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Brother of drug lord Pablo Escobar launches a $349 foldable smartphone

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If this ends up legit I will definitely be buying this just to say my phone is the escobar fold 1


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On 12/3/2019 at 11:39 AM, pierom_qwerty said:

Personal note before we begin: HAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHA llmaooooooooooooo

ok now into the news

 

I think it is nice for someone to take on these brands.

I'm actually looking for a new phone, so im definitely going to buy this lmao. If you are wondering, "Why would you trust someone like this with making a phone?" 

Es bueno senor. I feel like if this goes anywhere, the money will either be donated to charity or into development of the phone.

OOOOOOO. Very nice, more than decent, exceptional! Now lets look at the specs:

OwO thats pretty nice. Kind of sad there is no Android 10, but 9 is fine and i'd even be happy with an update down the line.

 

Overall, I like this phone, and I'm definitely going to buy one. Wouldn't be surprised if Linus has already ordered one lol.

 

Article: https://www.neowin.net/news/brother-of-drug-lord-pablo-escobar-launches-a-349-foldable-smartphone/

Where to purchase the phone lol: https://www.escobarinc.com/product/fold1/

This actually makes sense

 

i heard rumours on another blog that is beeing developed already its a SmartPhone foldable its based on a new type aluminum foil paper

 

Not shure if its true but they branded it  "Escobar S1 plus coca edition"  there is rumours around about the full devices specs.. as they seem to be using a secret recipe.

 

 

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I read in the Neowin article that he is 

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preparing to file a $30 billion class-action lawsuit against Apple for scamming people and wants the company to "give some of their illegal profits back to the people".

I don't think this will hold up in court. You can't sue a company for being successful. I think you can only sue them if they use illegal methods to be successful.


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54 minutes ago, Thomas001 said:

I read in the Neowin article that he is 

I don't think this will hold up in court. You can't sue a company for being successful. I think you can only sue them if they use illegal methods to be successful.

well they have avoided a fucking lot of taxes soooo....


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Oh wow, he did deliver.

However, everyone got an "upgrade" to the fold 2:

 

HOWEVER it is a "rebranded"(?) galaxy fold

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On 12/6/2019 at 9:25 PM, pierom_qwerty said:

well they have avoided a fucking lot of taxes soooo....

Its not a crime to take advantage of legal tax breaks though.

 

And I wouldnt say 16 billion they pay in income taxes is chump change or anything lol.

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Will buy 2 just to stick it to the US of A. 

 

#LegalizeRegulateTax


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1 hour ago, ARikozuM said:

Will buy 2 just to stick it to the US of A. 

 

#LegalizeRegulateTax

im confused on how this would in any way stick it to the USA lol.

 

EDIT: just saw that their site only take crypto or bank transfers.....yeah not trusting this criminal pos with nonrefundable payment methods.

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On 12/3/2019 at 9:44 AM, Sauron said:

Uhm... you know that being related to a criminal doesn't automatically make you one...?

 

To be clear, I know nothing about this guy - but him being brothers with Pablo tells me nothing about his trustworthiness.

He was the accountant and co founder of the Medellín Cartel. A cartel who not only was involved in drugs but thousands of assassinations.

 

He is 100% a criminal POS.

 

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On 12/3/2019 at 10:33 AM, Thaldor said:

Admiral Ackbar probably has few words to say about this.

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I would not trust anything coming from this "company." I don't care if it's a reskinned Samsung Galaxy Fold. Do not buy this phone. Escobar and his entire family have been associated with everything from the illegal weapons trade to the drug trade. There are even unconfirmed reports that he was involved with human trafficking. By buying this phone, you may be contributing to those trades. I think the fact that mrwhosetheboss bought the phone and made a video about it was a very dangerous and stupid idea. He made himself a target, especially since they know who he is. Again, do not buy this phone. If you want a folding phone, save up money for the real Galaxy Fold, the Moto Razr, or the Galaxy Z Flip.

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18 hours ago, RonnieOP said:

He was the accountant and co founder of the Medellín Cartel. A cartel who not only was involved in drugs but thousands of assassinations.

 

He is 100% a criminal POS.

Then say that instead of only mentioning that he's the brother of a druglord.


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I suspect this possibly is a way to get rid of stolen phone parts or something like that.


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2 hours ago, Sauron said:

Then say that instead of only mentioning that he's the brother of a druglord.

I mean its pretty common knowledge. 

7 minutes ago, Mihle said:

I suspect this possibly is a way to get rid of stolen phone parts or something like that.

In order to buy the $400 phone you habe to pay via bank transfer or crypto. Both are 100% non reversible. They might send some out but if i had to bet id say most people buying wont get it.

 

Its not even a new scam. In india a guy made a $4 smart phone and took 54 million perorders and only sent out 5k. 

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3 minutes ago, RonnieOP said:

I mean its pretty common knowledge. 

In order to buy the $400 phone you habe to pay via bank transfer or crypto. Both are 100% non reversible. They might send some out but if i had to bet id say most people buying wont get it.

 

Its not even a new scam. In india a guy made a $4 smart phone and took 54 million perorders and only sent out 5k. 

Yeah, that's another very likely option.


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Is this a phone pablo just rebranded, more then likely.

Not a phone built from scratch.

 

Who has purchased the phone?

 

Sounds like a PR stunt and/or a scam.

 

Launder the money!

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9 hours ago, FakeCIA said:

I would not trust anything coming from this "company." I don't care if it's a reskinned Samsung Galaxy Fold. Do not buy this phone. Escobar and his entire family have been associated with everything from the illegal weapons trade to the drug trade. There are even unconfirmed reports that he was involved with human trafficking. By buying this phone, you may be contributing to those trades. I think the fact that mrwhosetheboss bought the phone and made a video about it was a very dangerous and stupid idea. He made himself a target, especially since they know who he is. Again, do not buy this phone. If you want a folding phone, save up money for the real Galaxy Fold, the Moto Razr, or the Galaxy Z Flip.

I dont think any youtuber is now a target. But i do agree it was very dumb of him to make the video since he knows its going to encourage his viewers to buy the phone.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, RonnieOP said:

I dont think any youtuber is now a target. But i do agree it was very dumb of him to make the video since he knows its going to encourage his viewers to buy the phone.

 

 

I meant target as in a potential for future marketing scams, though the chance that violent action could occur is there. I know he's a smart guy, but man, that was some dumb shit he pulled. That would be like me sending money to that Nigerian prince in desperate need to save his family or giving my address to the hot singles in my area. When you contribute to scams like this, even when you are joking around, that is a couple hundred bucks that you have no idea where it's going. It may be funny in a way to buy the phone, but now they know who you are and will add you to a list of people they know will buy into future scams.


 

 

 

 

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On 12/4/2019 at 12:42 AM, Levent said:

This feels like a scam to me.

i got that vibe from it, but lets wait for them to release before making any conclusions.


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Aight, havent read every post but heres the break down of the escobar phone line:

 

Escobar Inc does not make phones. They purchase rejects from companies, put a (literal) sticker over them, and sell them on.

 

The phone in question here, the Fold 1, is a Royole flexpai with a (again, literal) sticker on top. The Fold 2, which also exists, is a Galaxy Fold with a (you guessed it, literal) sticker on top.

 

How?: Well, looking at prices alone you'd be right to doubt me. Escobar Inc buys these phones likely by the pound, as reject units. These are either returns to the manufacturer, or "B grade" units Royole or Samsung wouldn't put their name behind. Escobar Inc, puts their fancy wallpaper, and (...dont make me say it again) sticker on the outside, and sells it on as their own phone. 

 

Why?: Uhm... Good question. Being an Incorporated company it can live on dormant forever, but i would imagine given the circumstances that surrounded Escobar inc (it was created as a holding company for the brothers illegal funds), activity was needed to get federal officials off Roberto (Pablo's brother) back.

 

Supposedly they ARE working on their own phone as well, and they claim that the Fold 1 and Fold 2 are just to get the name out there.

 

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6 minutes ago, Bcat00 said:

I feel disgusted just reading this, heck i feel disgusted this is even made a topic on the forum here

I'm disgusted that people are buying this phone as a joke. Do they not realize where their money and personal information is going? Based on what Escobar was associated with, these people may be funding the next drug lords cocaine addiction, the bullets for their gun, and the next cargo container full of humans. For every phone that these people buy, there is another few bullets and another few ounces of drugs on the street. They are fueling the problem.


 

 

 

 

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