BlackBerry Launches EMI Scheme For BlackBerry Z10 And Curve 9220 In India

Earlier this month, Samsung announced the “Own Now” plan which offers some mid to high end Galaxy smartphones and camera at 15% discount along with 0% processing fee and 0% interest on 12 months EMI. Today, BlackBerry joined the bandwagon and announced a similar EMI scheme for the high-end BlackBerry Z10 smartphone and the entry-level BlackBerry Curve 9220 in India.

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If you were planning to buy the BlackBerry Z10, but refrained due to its high price tag, then this is the right time to buy one. Under the new EMI scheme, customers can get the BlackBerry Z10 using their credit card by paying an EMI of Rs 4799 per month for 9 months. On the other hand, BlackBerry has announced a similar scheme for BlackBerry Curve 9220 where customers can easily get the device just by paying an EMI of Rs 799 per month for 12 months.

Currently, this scheme is available only for Axis Bank, Citibank, HDFC bank, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Kotak, SBI Card and Standard Chartered credit card users. These plans offer Rs.0 down payment, 0% processing fee and 0% interest on EMI. Idea subscribers will also get 1GB/ month of 3G data usage just by paying Rs.999/year in 8 circles including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.

The new BlackBerry EMI scheme will be rolled out in 3000 BlackBerry outlets across the country by this weekend. Are you planning to buy one? Let us know in the comments section below.

Tata Docomo Unveils New Service Plan For BlackBerry Curve 9320 And Curve 9220

Last month, BlackBerry launched the entry-level Curve 9220 and mid-range Curve 9320 smartphones in India. If you have purchased any of these phone or if you are planning to buy one, then we have great news for you. Tata Docomo recently launched a new service plan for the BlackBerry Curve 9320 and Curve 9220 in India. The new plan offers triple benefits on voice, data and text messages.

Last year, Tata Docomo launched the unlimited Blackberry services for Rs.399, which offered unlimited push email, instant messenger, BlackBerry App World, internet browsing and so on. However, it did not offer free minutes for local calls as well as free text messages. The new service plans is available for Rs.599 and it comes with 600 minutes of free local and national calling, 600 free local and national SMS and unlimited BlackBerry Internet Service. Sadly, this plan is limited only for the two smartphones mentioned above.

Mr. Sunil Tandon, Head – Non Voice Services, Tata Teleservices Limited, said:
“Tata Docomo recognizes that smartphones are increasingly becoming lifeline for more and more people in their business and personal relationships. Our innovative offerings along with the new BlackBerry Curve 9320 and 9220 smartphones will equally appeal to both retail and business customers who want an industry-leading communications experience. This offer reiterates our efforts for providing great value for money for Tata Docomo customers. The experience comes alive even better on the Tata Docomo 3G network.”

The new BlackBerry service plans is available for both pre-paid and post-paid subscribers. It comes with a validity of 30 days. Airtel, Idea and Vodafone subscribers looking for an unlimited BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) plan can get the “Only BBM Plan” available for Rs.129 with a validity of 30 days. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comments section below.

BlackBerry Curve 9220 Launched In India For Rs.10,990

Research-In-Motion (RIM) recently launched the low-end BlackBerry Curve 9220 smartphone in India. The complete specs and pics of this device was already leaked last month. This handset is aimed at emerging markets such as India. It comes with a 2.4 inch TFT display, QWERTY keyboard, 2 megapixel camera and much more. The BlackBerry Curve 9220 offers the longest lasting battery life yet in a BlackBerry Curve model.

“India is a very important market for RIM and we are extremely proud and excited to officially unveil and launch the new BlackBerry Curve 9220 for the first time here in India,” said Carlo Chiarello, SVP, Smartphone Business at Research In Motion.

“The new BlackBerry Curve 9220 offers a unique mobile experience that young Indians will love thanks to its affordable pricing and unmatched messaging and social connectivity features,” said Sunil Dutt, Managing Director for India at RIM.

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BlackBerry Curve 9220 features a 2.44 inch TFT QVGA display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, BlackBerry 7.1 Operating System, full QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad, 2 megapixel camera with 5X digital zoom, VGA video recording, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and more.

It also comes with a 3.5mm headset jack, Stereo FM radio with RDS, 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, microUSB 2.0, up to 28 hrs of music playback time, up to 432 hrs of stand-by time, up to 7 hrs of talk-time and a 1450 mAh battery.

RIM offers a selection of apps from BlackBerry App World worth Rs.2500 for free including the Pencil Camera, Photo Studio Pro, Horoscope Oracle – Follow Your Lucky Stars, Drive Safely Pro and Ultimate Cricket. BlackBerry Curve 9220 customers can download these apps until June 30, 2012. RIM will also includes a wide range of apps that will roll out in a phased manner.

This handset measures 109 x 60 x 12.7 mm and weighs 102 grams. BlackBerry Curve 9220 will be available in 4 different colors – Black, Fuchsia Pink, Pure White and Teal Blue. This handset features a dedicated BBM key as well as popular social networking apps such as Facebook for BlackBerry and Twitter for BlackBerry. BlackBerry Curve 9220 comes with a price-tag of Rs.10,990 (approx.$210).