February 25, 2013 / 7:59 AM / in 5 years

First BlackBerry 10 device in India costs 43,490 rupees

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.

A BlackBerry salesperson displays a BlackBerry Z10 during the launch of the BlackBerry 10 smartphone in Mumbai February 25, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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

To read story -- Apple signals emerging-market rethink with India push, click here

Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Devidutta Tripathy

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below