Blackberry Z10 Arrives in India, Selling For Rs.80,000
BlackBerry Z10 was announced last week and is slated to be officially launched in India in the near future.
Z10 is available in some grey markets in various parts of India.We spoke to three grey market retailers and at least two of them have confirmed selling units of the Z10. They informed us that more handsets will be in stock tomorrow and they will each cost Rs 80,000, excluding bill and warranty. In fact, the price has only increased since the handset first became available. Yesterday, the retailers claimed to have sold phones for Rs 75,000. Another retailer we spoke to confirmed availability of new stock at his shop from Friday onwards.
On eBay.in, the handset is available from Rs 32,000 onwards for the 8GB model and the price goes all the way up to Rs 49,000 for the 16GB version. Considering the Nexus 4’s original price ($299 and $349), this is a more than twice the price.
The BlackBerry Z10 was announced on January 30 at an event in New York. It is the first handset by the company to run the BlackBerry 10 OS.
Here is a quick look at some of the Key Specs of the Blackberry Z10:
- 4.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 768
- LTE, 3G, EDGE, Wi-Fi, NFC
- GPS with A-GPS support
- Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
- 8 megapixel AF camera with 1080p recording; 2 megapixel front facing camera with 720p recording
- 16GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB via microSD
- MicroHDMI for AV out
The phone is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4470 processor and comes with 2GB of RAM. The BlackBerry Z10 will be kept powered on by an 1800mAh battery.