RIM launches BlackBerry Curve 8520 in India

4 Aug

Research In Motion (RIM), the makers of popular BlackBerry e-mail handhelds, today launched the BlackBerry Curve 8520 in India. Long considered to be the e-mail device for corporates and high value users, RIM expects the Curve 8520 to help it penetrate into the pre-paid and youth segment, a segment long dominated by Nokia with its entry-level E-Series devices like the E63.

Priced at Rs 15,990, the Curve 8520 comes with BlackBerry e-mail service, a full QWERTY keypad, a 2.0 MP camera and Wi-Fi. However, it does not support 3G.

Nokia’s E63 provides the same features but is not compatible with BlackBerry’s e-mail service. However, Nokia is offering its own e-mail service (Nokia e-mail), which is currently in its beta stage in India.

BlackBerry has also tied up with Airtel to provide its e-mail service to pre-paid users for the first time. Service fees starts at Rs 299 per month for basic push e-mail access and go up to Rs 899 for unlimited web browsing. The tariffs are similar to what is on offer for post paid subscribers.

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