Research in Motion (RIM) has introduced the Blackberry Curve 8530 in the Indian market for Rs. 18,990. The phone will be available for Tata Teleservices’s CDMA (Tata Indicom) customers only.
Blackberry Curve 8530 comes with a 528 MHz processor with 256 MB flash memory. It also features a full QWERTY keyboard and supports Wi-Fi and GPS support for location based applications.
The CDMA smartphone market is developing rapidly. The launch of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 will give Tata Indicom customers access to a very approachable smartphone at an affordable price. We believe that the BlackBerry Curve 8530 supported by our extensive network will appeal to young professionals and students who want easy-to-use smartphones with rich communications and multimedia features that allow them to stay connected through social networking sites, instant messaging services including BlackBerry Messenger, and email.- Pradeep Dwivedi, Senior Vice President, Tata Teleservices
The phone is social networking ready and users can access their Facebook and MySpace accounts along with access to email and instant messaging. Users can currently add 10 email accounts. The phone memory for Blackberry Curve 8530 can be expanded to 32GB.
The phone will be available exclusively for Tata CDMA customers only for Rs. 18,990. If you are looking for other Blackberry models in India, you can try out the Blackberry 9700 which was launched for Rs. 31,900 or the Blackberry Storm for Rs. 31,990.