blackberry prices

A new print campaign in today’s newspapers suggest that Research in Motion (RIM) has dropped the prices of BlackBerry phones in India by as much as 27% making the devices even more affordable.

Contrary to what some may think, BlackBerry is actually a very popular brand in India for two reasons – there’s BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) and the devices are generally good value for money. The god of Indian cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, also carries a BlackBerry though it’s a designer edition done by Porsche.

Here’s a chart comparing the new BlackBerry prices with the unofficial market prices.

Old Price (Official) New Price (Official) Lowest Price (Market)
BlackBerry Curve 9380 20,990 16,990 (-19%) 15,125
BlackBerry Curve 8520 10,990 8,990 (-18%) 8,399
BlackBerry Torch 9860 29,990 21,990 (-27%) 20,617
BlackBerry Curve 9360 19,990 18,990 (-5%) 17,862