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  1. kstotlani's Avatar
    Very exciting. The 9900 was launched this morning (08/11). Price is not mentioned but will call the stores when they open and update the thread.
    08-10-11 10:10 PM
  2. mobibiz's Avatar
    Great news buddy, please let us know the price as well.
    08-11-11 01:15 AM
  3. sam_b77's Avatar
    The price is Rs.32000.
    Will have mine by 2 PM today.
    08-11-11 01:27 AM
  4. 312's Avatar
    Which carriers? Airtel?
    08-11-11 01:39 AM
  5. sam_b77's Avatar
    Unlocked from redington.
    I don't think airtel and vodafone are offering with plan phones.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-11-11 03:39 AM
  6. lnichols's Avatar
    And RIM wonders why people in the US won't buy their stuff. Because they aren't available or you give exclusives you morons!!!! Sorry had to vent at the fact that the country that is threatening to ban Blackberry gets it before the US. Great job RIM!
    08-11-11 06:56 AM
  7. kevinnugent's Avatar
    They'll probably sell 5x more phones in India than the US. Gotta look after your future.
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    08-11-11 06:59 AM
  8. CrackersB21's Avatar
    They'll probably sell 5x more phones in India than the US. Gotta look after your future.
    why you think that ?
    08-11-11 07:20 AM
  9. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    And RIM wonders why people in the US won't buy their stuff. Because they aren't available or you give exclusives you morons!!!! Sorry had to vent at the fact that the country that is threatening to ban Blackberry gets it before the US. Great job RIM!

    Blame your Carriers, Verizon stores HAVE THEM IN STOCK! and they are not selling them.

    a group chat I am in on BBM has 2 or 3 guys talking to many verizon stores trying to get these phones off their hands
    08-11-11 07:28 AM
  10. kevinnugent's Avatar
    India is part of a huge emerging market for RIM. Plus they have more millionaires than just about anywhere, and Blackberry's are very popular and getting more-so.

    India will be huge for RIMs future, I think.
    08-11-11 07:29 AM
  11. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    why you think that ?
    US Population = 311,941,000
    India Population = 1,210,193,000

    the US is also at approximately 72% smartphone penetration, while India is at less that 20% giving far more room for growth,
    Last edited by deRusett; 08-11-11 at 08:03 AM. Reason: EDIT: replace mobile with smartphone
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    08-11-11 07:32 AM
  12. sam_b77's Avatar
    US Population = 311,941,000
    India Population = 1,210,193,000

    the US is also at approximately 72% mobile penetration, while India is at less that 20% giving far more room for growth,
    At last count the active cell phone connections in India was 798 million.
    Edit: I stand corrected...its around 60 million more than my previous number
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._phones_in_use
    Last edited by sam_b77; 08-11-11 at 07:56 AM.
    08-11-11 07:53 AM
  13. sam_b77's Avatar
    They'll probably sell 5x more phones in India than the US. Gotta look after your future.
    Just got back from an exclusive Blackberry store. The 9900s are flying off the shelves.
    Already there is a waiting for the phone.
    My retailer messed up. He did not pick up the phones last night from the distributor and it was raining heavily today, so I will get my phone tomorrow.
    08-11-11 07:59 AM
  14. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    At last count the active cell phone connections in India was 798 million.
    Edit: I stand corrected...its around 60 million more than my previous number
    List of countries by number of mobile phones in use - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I need to amend my post

    and comment! I should have said smartphone use. AND I also must apologize for not doing further research, since I went off of what I recalled reading in this past year. and didn't do a google search first.
    08-11-11 08:03 AM
  15. BaconMunch's Avatar
    Hmm..I was interested in buying in India while I'm away from Canada, however it seems just as expensive.
    08-11-11 08:05 AM
  16. sam_b77's Avatar
    Hmm..I was interested in buying in India while I'm away from Canada, however it seems just as expensive.
    Yea, its a straight up dollar conversion to rupees.
    Might be a few dollars cheaper in Canada.
    The only good thing is that you get a non- carrier branded phone here.
    08-11-11 08:17 AM
  17. trsbbs's Avatar
    Just got back from an exclusive Blackberry store. The 9900s are flying off the shelves.
    Already there is a waiting for the phone.
    My retailer messed up. He did not pick up the phones last night from the distributor and it was raining heavily today, so I will get my phone tomorrow.
    Delayed due to rain?!?!?

    Thats a new one..

    Tim
    08-11-11 09:05 AM
  18. sam_b77's Avatar
    Delayed due to rain?!?!?

    Thats a new one..

    Tim
    Stacks right up there with "The dog ate my homework"
    But this is Delhi, the city comes to a standstill if it rains. Not like Bombay. There the people are so used to getting dirty that rain and mud is business as usual for them.
    08-11-11 10:04 AM
  19. sam_b77's Avatar
    Well my retailer came through and delivered the phone to me at 930 PM.
    Pics attached.
    Completely stoked.
    Last edited by sam_b77; 08-11-11 at 08:04 PM.
    08-11-11 11:45 AM
  20. flyersfan76's Avatar
    Ah. I only did a quick scan but I think Montenegro is the market to be in.

    1,294,167- # of phones
    672,180- Population
    08-11-11 01:19 PM
  21. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    Ah. I only did a quick scan but I think Montenegro is the market to be in.

    1,294,167- # of phones
    672,180- Population
    overly saturated already, you need to be there but with everyone having 2 devices already you are in a low margin battle field, the used market will be filled

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-11-11 02:25 PM
  22. missing_K-W's Avatar
    Indian Government is playing chess with RIM over a ban....RIM is committed to the Indian market!

    The reasons a ban will never occur are below

    1)RIM has plans to build a manufacturing facility in India...as well as a distribution hub

    2)RIM will reach an agreement with the Indian government to establish a server in the country, allowing the Government to monitor activity of BIS and BES...

    3) the simple fact that that the 9900 was allowed into the indian market by the Indian government for release 4 days before RIM's Aug 15 deadline shows progress is being made!

    4)Speculation however it may hold validity- The Indian government and Canadian government have a very healthy and deep friendship... ......almost bed buddies! Lol
    Last edited by missing_K-W; 08-11-11 at 05:10 PM.
    08-11-11 05:08 PM
  23. CanuckSoldier's Avatar
    Yea, its a straight up dollar conversion to rupees.
    Might be a few dollars cheaper in Canada.
    The only good thing is that you get a non- carrier branded phone here.
    Yes under today's conversion rate it is $700Cdn, even a tad more expensive than buying outright in RIM's backyard.

    CS
    08-11-11 05:37 PM
  24. RetroAndreas's Avatar
    And RIM wonders why people in the US won't buy their stuff. Because they aren't available or you give exclusives you morons!!!! Sorry had to vent at the fact that the country that is threatening to ban Blackberry gets it before the US. Great job RIM!
    Sorry that the US is not the centre of our universe.

    I don't have stats but I'm sure number of BB users in India will surpass the US before long.
    08-11-11 05:55 PM
  25. kevinnugent's Avatar
    Yea, its a straight up dollar conversion to rupees.
    Might be a few dollars cheaper in Canada.
    The only good thing is that you get a non- carrier branded phone here.
    Any sign of Wifi Hotspot on your guy's version?
    08-11-11 07:22 PM
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