BlackBerry is set to make a come-back in the market through BlackBerry KeyOne Limited Edition Black smartphone. The announcement came through Optiemus Infracom Limited where it unveiled the BlackBerry KEYone LIMITED EDITION BLACK in India. BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black is the first BlackBerry branded device manufactured by Optiemus Infracom under the licensing agreement signed in February 2017. The device said to be an interesting combination of BlackBerry’s software and security with Optiemus Infracom’s commitment to the Indian market.
Mr. Hardip Singh, Executive Director, Optiemus Infracom Ltd., said, “We are delighted to launch the KEYone LIMITED EDITION BLACK in India. It is specially designed for the Indian market, keeping in mind the customers’ requirements such as dual SIM. The device offers the world’s most secure Android smartphone experience combined with unrivalled productivity. We are confident that it will appeal to enterprise customers and consumers alike.”
Alex Thurber, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry said,“We would like to congratulate our partner, Optiemus Infracom, on the launch of the BlackBerry KEYone LIMITED EDITION BLACK. We have worked closely with Optiemus to ensure that the BlackBerry experience and security are built into every layer of the device. We are also excited to see our ecosystem of software licensing partners, such as TCL Communications and Optiemus, working together to bring locally relevant BlackBerry-branded smartphones to customers, demonstrating how BlackBerry’s strategy to license our secure software to partners is gaining momentum.”
The BlackBerry KEYone LIMITED EDITION BLACK will be available from August 8th,exclusively on Amazon India. American Express is offering upto 4,000 bonus points, on purchase of the device, to its credit card members. On buying Blackberry KEYone LIMITED EDITION BLACK, Vodafone customers will get up to 75 GB of additional data over a period of three months. This offer is valid until 30th September 2017.
The India Advantage
BlackBerry KEYone LIMITED EDITION BLACK has been distinctly designed for Indian customers to offer dual SIM capability– and will also be available in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. It is equipped with a metallic black frame and soft touch textured back. This new BlackBerry smartphone is built to offer the best in durability with an impressive design. Featuring a 4.5-inch scratch resistant display (1620×1080 resolution / 434 PPI 3:2 aspect ratio) with Corning ® Gorilla® Glass 4 offering greater scratch resistance, it combines a touch display with a physical keyboard to give users more useable space for typing than a typical 5.5-inch all-touch smartphone. The device comes with a 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM (expandable upto 2TB).
The device’s Smart Keyboard responds to touch gestures mimicking the heritage of the BlackBerry trackpad making web browsing, reading emails and writing messages with flick typing a much smoother and intuitive experience. This Smart Keyboard can also be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customized shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. In addition, BlackBerry KEYone LIMITED EDITION BLACK also offers the security of a fingerprint sensor built directly into the keyboard space bar for added functionality and security.