New Delhi: Canadian firm Research In Motion
(RIM) on Tuesday launched its new BlackBerry Curve smartphone in India, priced at Rs 19,990.
BlackBerry Curve 9360 sports the new Blackberry 7
operating system, GPS and Wi-Fi support, memory support up to
32 GB and 5MP camera with flash and video recording.
The device also comes with built-in support for NFC (Near
Field Communications), a new technology that enables many
capabilities, including the ability to pair with other
"The BlackBerry Curve series has been extremely popular
in India and we are excited to launch the all new BlackBerry
Curve 9360. It provides an ideal upgrade path for our existing
Curve customers as well as the millions of feature phone users
in the Indian market," RIM Director Marketing India
Krishnadeep Baruah told reporters here.
The handset comes with another feature called BlackBerry
Protect which allows users to back up their personal data and
help locate misplaced handsets using GPS.
The company has also partnered with telecom operator
Bharti Airtel for selling the device.
Under the partnership, Airtel would offer two months of
free trial usage period for new users.
They would get Rs 299 BlackBerry plan of Airtel for free
for two months and can make local calls for 20 paise per
second and free SMS service to any one BlackBerry number of
choice for one year from the date of purchase.