Mr. Dutt was all set to quit the company some time ago, but he stayed back for the local launch of Blackberry’s Z10 handset. The news of Dutt’s departure from the company has come at a time when the company expects to regain its market share in India with the launch of this new smart phone, which it has lost to other Apple and Android devices.

The BlackBerry Z10 which was launched in India in the month of February has measured up very well to the company’s expectations. The handset was sold out completely within two days of its launch in the country, said Thorsten Heins, Chief Executive BlackBerry. He also added that he is very surprised to see such fast response for the new Z10 phone and India being one of the greatest and most important markets for BlackBerry, the company’s aim will probably be to continue building the same momentum with launching of its new BlackBerry 10 phone – the Q10.

BlackBerry’s new Z10 handset has been priced in India at Rs. 43450. The company will also soon launch its new Q10-Qwerty keyboard smartphone in April.