Blackberry India Managing Director Sunil Dutt quits.

Sunil DuttNew Delhi: BlackBerry announced that its India managing director Sunil Dutt has resigned. He leaves the company with instantaneous effect.

Varghese Thomas, corporate communications director at BlackBerry India, told that “Sunil Dutt has left his position as managing director, BlackBerry India, with immediate effect. We wish Sunil well for the future. India is an extremely important market for BlackBerry and our aim is to continue to build on our recent momentum with the launch of BlackBerry 10.”

BlackBerry India spokesperson said that “In the interim, Rick Costanzo, Executive Vice President for Global Sales, will take over the leadership of the talented management team in India as we start the search for a new Sales lead as soon as possible.”

According to the reports, RIM’s revenues dropped 25 percent to Rs 1,460 crore from Rs 1,950 crore between 2011-12 as compared to 2011. RIM had a market share of 4.7 percent and was at the fourth spot behind Nokia, Samsung and Micromax.

On Friday BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins told that he was surprised by how well the Z10 sold in India after its debut. He asserted that five days’ worth of inventory sold out in just two days. Heins said that “I got an emergency call from my manager from India saying, ‘I’m sold out after two days. So now we’re scrambling to reload those channels.”

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