RIM slashes prices across Blackberry smartphones [Update]

We are hearing from our sources that RIM has slashed prices across its BlackBerry smartphone range as much as 26 percent. The price cut has taken effect in India right now and we are told it could be a global price cut. RIM is expected to announce its quarterly results on Thursday and analysts are expecting RIM to miss its own targets.

RIM is also expected to launch, its new BlackBerry Curve 9220 and 9320 in India next month. We have reached out to RIM India for an official statement on the same and will update this post as soon as we hear from them.

UPDATE: RIM has confirmed the price cut to us, though these are applicable only in India. Read on for details.

Here are the new prices for BlackBerry handsets.

Model.           New MRP
Curve 8520        Rs 8999
Curve 9360        Rs 18990
Curve 9380        Rs 16990
Torch 9860        Rs 21990

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