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Old 29th March 2012, 11:06   #3946
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MRP drops means, we will be able to get 10-20% lower than the MRP.

So, this price drop is welcome.
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Is it an indication that RIM is in its death throes?
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Old 29th March 2012, 11:45   #3948
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here is the new price for blackberry phones in bangalore
only for price revised phones
model old price new price
8520 curve 10500 8400
9360 curve 18990 17600
9380 curve 19990 15700
9860 torch 28500 20400

this is too good pricing,this is not because RIM is going through the bad face but price correction because of the $ hike.RIM is doing extremely well in the corporate business sector in India
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Err Dude what's the logic of a price drop when online prices were already lower? Who cares about MRP in today's world?
the point is, MRP are official prices, hence an official announcement, don't read too much into it if it doesn't impact you..
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please get the facts right here,the pricing is much higher online what the market is offering,i have always seen people pay more online as they dont do a reality check.
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Very strange pricing. Till yesterday, 9360 was available online already for Rs 17.5-18k.

Also, 9860 is already available for Rs 20.5-21.5k.

8520 is also available for significantly lower price of Rs 8250.

So what's the real deal here? Another marketing gimmick for the offline customers?

P.S. All the above prices are sourced from Saholic, Flipkart and Letsbuy.
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Old 29th March 2012, 12:53   #3951
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The logic is RIM trying to bring uniform pricing pan India whether it be online, LFRs or small retailers. Will they succeed god knows but they are trying.

There was a lot of backend schemes being passed on differential basis which was leading to a lot of confusion. Now that has stopped to an extent.

But like i said, we can only wait and watch what happens
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MRP drops means, we will be able to get 10-20% lower than the MRP.

So, this price drop is welcome.
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here is the new price for blackberry phones in bangalore
only for price revised phones
model old price new price
8520 curve 10500 8400
9360 curve 18990 17600
9380 curve 19990 15700
9860 torch 28500 20400

this is too good pricing,this is not because RIM is going through the bad face but price correction because of the $ hike.RIM is doing extremely well in the corporate business sector in India
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Good news from BB India

New prices announced today:

8520: Rs.8990
9360: Rs.18,990
9380: Rs.16,990
9860: Rs.21,990

Huge drops for the 9860, 9380 and 8520

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please get the facts right here,the pricing is much higher online what the market is offering,i have always seen people pay more online as they dont do a reality check.
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@nandishpal - My post about online prices was in response to @deathwalkr's post. If you compare online prices to his post, you will see that I was correct.

However, you have posted a different price drop chart (I believe you are a dealer right?). As you can see, there is a massive difference between your prices and his. And of course, online prices are yet to reflect the price drop. Generally, they put up new prices within 3-4 days of any price drop (e.g. some online stores are yet to correct iPad 2 prices!)
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Guys seriously chill down. I had only mentioned the new Maximum Retail Price and not the selling price which will obviously be lower than MRP and which will vary from party to party state to state.
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Just got an email from Landmark (the book store). It seems they too have gone the Flipkart way and have been selling mobile phones of late. Anyway, the mail announced "Price Drop on select BlackBerry models" and I was pleasantly surprised to see an online store being so quick.

Here's a screenshot. As you can see, the VFM and I believe fastest selling Curve 8520 has been quite deliciously priced. The other two models may be a bit higher than offline prices.
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wow thats amazing prices
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Bought the 9380 Curve for the missus a couple of days back. The Blackberry Service has not been activated yet, some issues with Vodafone. Seems like a good phone, the touchscreen is pretty responsive. Not confident about the battery life though. My 9780's battery still has the best life. I replaced the Display, Ringer/Speaker, Scratch Guard, Battery & bought a new car charger. So this phone will last me for a while & i can go ahead with the Note purchase.
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Hi Folks,

I'm planning to buy a BB phone for the missus soon and the gadget noob that I am, would like your advice about which model to buy.

The criteria are: Budget Rs.15k, touch screen not needed, should have QWERTY keypad, good performance, i.e. fast responses to button clicks, a fully charged battery should last a couple of days at the very least [with phone + email usage], good sound clarity, robust body shell [yeah, she's a little clumsy] plus the usual paraphernalia of camera etc.

From what I've found on the net, the BB Curve 9300 seems to fit the bill. Is this a decent phone, or are there any models that are better?

Comments/opinions welcome!

Cheers,
Vikram

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Hi Folks,

I'm planning to buy a BB phone for the missus soon and the gadget noob that I am, would like your advice about which model to buy.

The criteria are: Budget Rs.15k, touch screen not needed, should have QWERTY keypad, good performance, i.e. fast responses to button clicks, a fully charged battery should last a couple of days at the very least [with phone + email usage], good sound clarity, robust body shell [yeah, she's a little clumsy] plus the usual paraphernalia of camera etc.

From what I've found on the net, the BB Curve 9300 seems to fit the bill. Is this a decent phone, or are there any models that are better?

Comments/opinions welcome!

Cheers,
Vikram
Battery aint great, nor the camera. I use cam a lot and now the rubber part/button has gone! but its very robust, has fallen from my hand couple of times.

Stretch a bit more and get a Bold.
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Stretch a bit more and get a Bold.
Thanks for the feedback, jkdas! Did you have any particular model in the Bold range in mind?

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Hi Folks, I'm planning to buy a BB phone for the missus soon and the gadget noob that I am, would like your advice about which model to buy.
Update: Bought the BB Curve 9360 on Saturday for Rs.18k. I actually liked the 9300 more than the 9360, but the missus wanted a 5 MP camera, rather than the 2 MP one on the 9300. Overall, the phone seems to satisfy all the criteria listed in my previous post, except the battery one.

Anyway, fingers crossed that it turns out to be a good buy & not a lemon!

Cheers,
Vikram
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