Blackberry slashes prices of QWERTY phones in India


This is great news for those Blackberry customers in India who want to pick up a qwerty phone.  Blackberry has slashed prices for the BBOS models 9320, 9720 and also the BB10 Q5 devices.  The new prices will be as follows

  • Blackberry Curve 9320 (BBOS) – Price reduced from Rs 11,000 to Rs 9,900
  • Blackberry 9720 (BBOS) – Price reduced from Rs 15,990 to Rs 11,990
  • Blackberry Q5 (BB10) – Price reduced from Rs 19,990 to Rs 13,990

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The price of 9320 has been cut by 10 per cent from Rs 11,000 to Rs 9,900, while 9720 will be available for Rs 11,990 (from Rs 15,990 earlier).

BlackBerry 9320 is the first 3G-enabled device from the smartphone maker’s portfolio in the sub-Rs 10,000 range. The Q5 will now be available for Rs 13,990, cheaper by almost 30 per cent from the earlier price of Rs 19,990.

Commenting on the price cut, Sameer Bhatia, Director (Distribution) at BlackBerry India said, “The classic BlackBerry keyboard has huge fan base who swear by the distinct typing experience that BlackBerry offers.”

These compelling price-points will enable QWERTY fans to experience the latest technology and ease of use in one device, he added.

The offer will run across all BlackBerry retail networks. The company had earlier slashed prices of its devices like Z30 and Z10 under special offers, which saw phenomenal response, often resulting in stocks running out.

A few months ago in March when Blackberry reduced the price of the Z10 in India there was an incredible demand on that phone.  So much so that it was a hot selling item for several weeks and they completely sold out their inventory.  Lets hope that this price cut on the qwerty devices will have the same result.


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