BlackBerry India is reportedly slashing the price tags of its Z3 and Z30 smartphones by decent amounts. The former device which has been on sale for Rs 15990 is now retailing for Rs 13990. And the latter can be picked up at Rs 24990 which is a drop of Rs 5000 from its earlier tag of Rs 29990.
This information has been posted revealed by NDTV Gadgets and the new rates have already gone into effect online. The two smartphones have been on the market for far too long. The BlackBerry Z3 made its debut in February of 2014, while the Z30 is even older as it’s been around since September of 2013.
The company hasn’t added a lot more to its lineup since then, so there’s still a place in the market for both handsets. But could there be a different reason for making the phones cheaper apart from attracting buyers? Well, one possibility is that the new BlackBerry Leap smartphone could be making its way into India soon and a stock clearance is required.
This handset was launched earlier this month and is basically the successor to the Z3 as it continues to offer the same all-touch design, but with much better hardware. There’s no word on when the Leap will make its debut in India. On the other hand, the country is an important market for BlackBerry so we wouldn’t be surprised if the phone arrives by the end of this month or early April.
BlackBerry Leap specs:
– BB10.3.1 OS
– 1.5GHz dual core processor
– 2GB RAM, 16GB storage (128GB microSD expandable)
– 5-inch 720p HD touchscreen
– Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, HSPA+, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
– 2800mAh battery
– 8MP rear camera, 2MP front shooter
As mentioned above, the reduced retail tags are already in effect online for the BlackBerry Z3 and Z30 handsets.