MTS, a CDMA service provider in India, plans to launch BlackBerry Curve under a bundled plan in which consumers will get the smartphone free of cost. for Rs 1,500 per month for 12 months, with which they will get 1,500 minutes of talktime; 1,500 SMSes; and 1,500 MB of data at no extra cost. HTC Pulse is currently sold as MTS Pulse.
Sources familiar with the development said to ‘The Mobile Indian’, “The launch date of this phone is still not clear as the decision in this regard will be taken after analysing the response that MTS Pulse gets, which was recently launched bundled with MTS connection.”
Currently, HTC Pulse is sold as MTS Pulse where, subscribers get the phone for free but have to pay Rs 1,500 per month for 12 months, for which the user gets 1,500 minutes of talktime, 1,500 SMSes and 1,500 MB of data at no extra cost.
Since BlackBerry Curve is around Rs 5,000 cheaper than HTC Pulse, the monthly commitment is likely to be less, at around Rs 1,000. However, since most operators have costlier BlackBerry plans, this price could also be higher.
BlackBerry Curve is a 3G phone (its CDMA version can surf at a speed of 3.2 Mbps on MTS’ network). The device uses Wifi and GPS. It has a 2 megapixel camera, and a 2.4 inch screen. Along with that, you get BlackBerry Messenger service and a push mail feature. The phone’s memory can be expanded to 32 GB.