April 18, 2012 / 7:50 AM / 6 years ago

RIM launches new "affordable" BlackBerry smartphone in India

NEW DELHI, April 18 (Reuters) - Research in Motion on Wednesday launched a new BlackBerry smartphone in India, calling it its “most affordable” phone.

The BlackBerry Curve 9220 smartphone has a dedicated key for accessing BlackBerry Messenger and FM radio and has a long battery life, it said in a statement.

RIM has seen fast growth in India as it expanded aggressively into the consumer segment with low-cost offerings and by positioning the device as a gadget for aspiring young professionals and even college students.

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