BlackBerry may be made in India

Research in Motion (RIM), the Canada-based manufacturer of BlackBerry mobile phones, is considering manufacturing the handsets in India.But the size or other details of its proposed investment were not revealed. Jim Balsille (above), the co-chief executive of RIM, said the company was developing a ‘Made in India’ strategy.“We are looking at manufacturing and logistics in the country. I met some policymakers in Delhi regarding this,” he said. Balsille also said that the company is looking to develop cheaper handsets and services suited for markets such as India. In the country to launch RIM’s latest smart-phone, he said, “India has a creative, dynamic workforce that can create wireless solutions.”
Meanwhile, the company has added Tata Teleservices to its list of partners in the country. The firm currently has Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Essar, BPL Mobile and Reliance Communications selling its phones, which are primarily known for their enterprise email capabilities.

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