First BlackBerry 10 device in India costs 43,490 rupees

MUMBAI Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:04pm IST

1 of 3. A BlackBerry salesperson displays a BlackBerry Z10 during the launch of the BlackBerry 10 smartphone in Mumbai February 25, 2013.

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - BlackBerry (BB.TO) (BBRY.O) launched its first smartphone from its BlackBerry 10 line in India on Monday, pricing the phone at 43,490 rupees.

The touch-screen BlackBerry Z10 phone, which goes on sale in India from Tuesday, will compete with Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iPhones and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's (005930.KS) high-end Galaxy series phones.

The Z10 has already gone on sale in the United Kingdom and Canada, and is expected to hit the United States in mid-March.

India smartphone market graphic link.reuters.com/hab36t

Smartphone prices in India graphic link.reuters.com/deb36t

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(Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Devidutta Tripathy)

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