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RIM plans to open 15 premium BlackBerry stores in India

RIM plans to open 15 premium stores in India
By DJ Reyes on 13 May 2012 04:50 pm EDT
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RIM has plans to open up to 15 premium stores in India by the end of the year. The first store open in Delhi last month, with a second store newly opened last Friday in Gurgaon. RIM plans to open these stores in major locations around India, including Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.

The stores will feature special areas which will showcase both consumer and enterprise applications, complete with live demos. Sunil Dutt, Managing Director of RIM India says, "These stores will offer holistic consumer experience on BlackBerry consumer and enterprise services."

Asia, where RIM has a high subscriber base has already seen stores open in Indonesia and Thailand, so it comes as now surprise to see them set up shop in India where it BlackBerry smartphone usage is also high and has seen a big increase in subscriber numbers in the past months, especially within the youth market. 

It's nice to see RIM building these premium stores in places where there is high demand, even the Middle East saw a flagship store open in Dubai last month. I would like to see them bring these stores to the Europe in the near future, perhaps in the U.K. first? One can only hope.

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Source: Times of India, image credit

28 comments

Bilaal

I wish they do open one or two in the UK. I would apply for that job without thinking twice.

p.s Them Indians are cute!

PineappleUnderTheSea

I'd go there just for the girls...

(please don't let my wife see this post!)

1oo1

Damn,that chick in the middle is hot!If only...
The one in the far right doesn't seem to be Indian.

siddo_d

RIM needs them in the UK and USA! I would love to work there or do it for work experience

G-bone

ATTABOY! (with chicks like that, who wouldn't be? )

SuperionMaximus

There are more women in India then there are people in North America (including Mexico), and I'm sure you could find a few that want to try something exotic and not date an Indian man.

raino

Wonder how many "Play Books" they've sold?

digitalhomeboy

Damn those girls are HOT! Uh, right BlackBerry store...great job RIM

mrfreeze574

It's awesome that my post made the front page. Love 4 BB!

jd914

The third world loves BB and BB loves the third world <3

frisco49ers

Why don't they put stores in Canada first??????

crazyinuk

I totally agree with you!!! I wonder why a Canadian company doesn't have flagship store in Canada!!!! I know the market is harsh but still....

Running on os7 finally!!!!!

SuperionMaximus

Maybe because the entire population of Canada is about the size of a small city in India lol.

But yeah, there should be BlackBerry Stores in Montreal, Ottawa (cause BB is the favorite phone of diplomats), Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver at least.

irwindersra

you forgot WATERLOO, considering that is where the company is based

BBNation

Becuase asian marktes work diffrently, more retail focused then carriers. Most phones sold here thru carriers compare to lots of phones sold by retail stores. All manufactures have retails stores in Asia.

revil-0-316

Come on RIM "It's more fun in the Philippines! " (Maybe Kevin and the rest of the crackberry nation should have a well deserve vacation in Boracay or Palawan). RIM should focus also to put up store here in the Philippines not just in Indonesia (1400 store in the future ). I know the law here is different, even apple doesn't have direct store here but they manage to partner with someone (Power Mac - and it's almost in every major mall). I say this because I even bought my playbook in online market ( Carrier postpaid plans was so expensive).  I can't even find a decent accessories for my phone and playbook.  RIM should also partner with the two major carrier here ( Smart Telecom & Globe Telecom) to bring the competition which is good for us the consumers. I hope the new CMO will transform the way bb was marketed here and I hope their will be a solid marketing strategy when bb10 finally hits our land.  I want RIM to succeed, I know they are listening as my experience thru blackberry beta program. Come on guys, together we will succeed, count me in as one of the owner of blackberry 10 phones when it's hit our land. Thanks!

G-bone

I'd take that vacation!

veeru789

Great they have one in hyderabad. Go RIM gooo

Rootbrian

I wish they had a few dozen music videos, big ones, popular ones, viral ones, promoting old, vintage and the newest blackberries. :D

GO RIM! ROCK AND ROLL THIS MOTHERFUCKING SHIT THROUGH THE ROOF!!!!

fbloise

Ladies are damn hot!

they dont look indian at all, look more latinas to me.

sam_b77

They are Indian. Latinas are too far away for us to import them.

fbloise

Last time I checked, Brazil as the major ******** export country in the world. There are brazilians and latinas everywhere lol.

NinjaRAT

Is that Hugh Hefner on the left?

Chopper110

We want them here in the UK...and a few shops as well! ;0)