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BlackBerry seems pleased with the initial response it got from reviewers for its flagship mobile OS - BlackBerry 10. So, when can Indians expect the BB10 powered device to be shipped. Well, the exact shipping date is still a mystery, but those who are keen to have their hands on BB Z10, are advised to start counting days. As according to latest Reuters report, Blackberry is planning to release Z10 in Asia including India and Indonesia by second half of February 2013.
BlackBerry as a platform is dying everywhere, but Indians have maintained a tuning with BB thanks to BBMing, and affordable handsets cost. Many analysts expect that the BB10 powered - BlackBerry Z10, will cost a bomb with upwards of Rs. 39, 500. At the same time, the smartphone has already come up on the eBay India website over the weekend at a whopping cost of Rs 45,000. Also reportedly, the handset has already reached the grey markets of India at Rs 80,000 price, which is not a less amount.
Of lately, most handset manufacturers have launched their flagship device upwards of Rs.35, 000 or even more in some cases. Nokia maintained its steady growth in India, and thus helped to squeeze profits by selling lots of Asha smartphones. But, selling Lumia 920 at exuberant price of Rs.38, 199, is an expensive idea all together.
For instance, Nokia repeatedly slashed the price of Lumia series in order to get competitive with Samsung, a major smartphone player in Indian market. HTC recently launched its flagship phone in India at much higher price than even established players in Indian market never dreamt of.
The first device that could land up in India, is a full touch device called BB Z10. Powered by slick BB10, the handset is a dual- core processor supported one with a 4.2-inch display on the front. The device has a 2GB of RAM for optimum multi- tasking, an 8-mega pixel shooter on the rear and 2- mega pixel camera on the front. It has all the whistles and fancies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 4G LTE, 3G, and GPS.
Remember BlackBerry Bold? The most liked QWERTY handset launched by BlackBerry, formerly known by Research in motion (RIM). Now BlackBerry brings the same coolness of BlackBerry Bold by placing a touch screen. The device has a 3.1-inch (720 x 720) display, 35- Key QWERTY keyboard, 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, an 8-mega pixel on the rear and 2- mega pixel camera on the front. The phone is capable of shooting in full - HD format. Other features include: 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0.