MUMBAI (Reuters) - BlackBerry (BB.TO) (BBRY.O) launched its first smartphone from its BlackBerry 10 line in India on Monday, pricing the phone at 43,490 rupees.
The touch-screen BlackBerry Z10 phone, which goes on sale in India from Tuesday, will compete with Apple Inc's (NSQ:AAPL) iPhones and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's high-end Galaxy series phones.
The Z10 has already gone on sale in the United Kingdom and Canada, and is expected to hit the United States in mid-March.
India smartphone market graphic http://link.reuters.com/hab36t
Smartphone prices in India graphic http://link.reuters.com/deb36t
To read story -- Apple signals emerging-market rethink with India push, click http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/02/25/apple-india-advertising-idINDEE91O01220130225
(Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Devidutta Tripathy)