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|