BlackBerry 10
Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins shows off BlackBerry 10. (credit: Reuters)

The debut of BlackBerry Z10 in January set the internet buzzing with speculations about the price and date of availability of the smartphone in India.

A few days ago, BlackBerry India confirmed to host a launch event in Mumbai on 25 February, while not giving any possible price details of the smartphone. 

Now, Indian e-retailer has started to take pre-orders for BlackBerry's newest flagship touch-screen smartphone that will cost a whopping ₹45, 000.

With an expensive price tag, BlackBerry has an uphill task to come up with strategic plans to promote its flagship smartphone in a price-sensitive market like India.

However, the company will surely be encouraged with record sales of rival Apple iPhone 5 in India which is testament to the fact that there is a good population of high-end smartphone buyers in the subcontinent who are willing to buy expensive smartphones as long they exude quality.

Key Specification of BlackBerry Z10 Include:


BlackBerry Z10


4.2-inch display with 1280x768p resolutions (356 pixel per inches)


BlackBerry 10 OS (has more than 70,000 Apps)


Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus Dual-core processor with 1.5GHz CPU speed






16GB flash memory, expandable up to 64GB


Rear:8.0-megapixel camera

Front:2.0-megapixel camera


3G & 4G/LTE only in select markets


 1800 mAh ,Standby time up to 13 days



*price as listed in

BlackBerry initially released the Z10 smartphone in the UK and Canada. The company registered huge sales in both countries on the opening day and still continues to make good sales.