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

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.

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.

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    Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Devidutta Tripathy

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