Blackberry 10’s arrival in Indonesia will be delayed because of a new import regulation which has come in effect this year. Detik cites Erik Meijer, the director and CCO of Indonesian telecom Indosat yesterday as saying that the delay is definitely going to happen, but he doesn’t know how long the delay would be for. The new BB10 OS and phones are due to launch at the end of January in the US and some other markets.
Erik fears that the delay could also result in a further opportunity for illegal black market phones to make their way into the country. The folks over on IndoTelko explained that the new import regulation is meant to filter low quality imported products, but it resulted in additional terms and requirements needed to be fulfilled for all imported products now.