Optiemus Infracom Limited, an Indian telecom enterprise, announced its entry in the Bangladesh market with the launch of BlackBerry KeyOne Limited Edition Black. Optiemus signed a licensing deal with BlackBerry in February 2017 to design, manufacture and distribute BlackBerry branded smartphones in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
After successfully launching the BlackBerry KeyOne Limited Edition Black in India and Sri Lanka, Optiemus has partnered with CPL, a concern of Union Group, a renowned business conglomerate in Bangladesh, to handle the distribution and retail operations of BlackBerry smartphones. Optiemus’entry into Bangladesh supports the company’s growth strategy aimed at expanding its customer base in new geographies.
BlackBerry KeyOne Limited Edition Black is the first BlackBerry-branded device locally manufactured by Optiemus Infracom under the licensing agreement. The device offers the best of BlackBerry Limited’s software and security with OptiemusInfracom’s commitment to deliver superior quality, premium smartphones to the tech-savvy generation in the country. The device will be available for Pre-booking starting 4th to 21st January.
“We are extremely delighted to launch BlackBerry KeyOne Limited Edition Black in Bangladesh, as it reiterates our commitment to expand into newer geographies. Our endeavor is to offer highly secure BlackBerry smartphones that have the best of both worlds – the convenience of Android and security of BlackBerry -to the sub-continent audience. We are confident that the tech-savvy audience here in Bangladesh will enjoy the BlackBerry KeyOne Limited Edition Black experience as it offers striking features, great camera quality, unmatched user interface and unparalleled productivity”, said Mr. Hardip Singh, Executive Director, Optiemus Infracom Ltd.
Alex Thurber, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry said,“We would like to congratulate our partnerOptiemusInfracomon bringing the BlackBerry KEYone to customers in Bangladesh. We have worked closely with Optiemus to ensure that the BlackBerry smartphone experience and security are intact and built into every layer of the device, offering the security and productivity that BlackBerry has always been known for.It is exciting to see our ecosystem of software licensing partners collaborating together to launch BlackBerry-branded smartphones in new markets.”
Mr. Raquibul Kabir, Managing Director of Union Group said,“It is our pleasure to partner with Optiemus Infracom to launch the BlackBerry KeyOne Limited Edition Black in Bangladesh. This demonstrates our commitment to bring the latest in innovation and technology for our customers in this country. We are positive about the success of this device.”
Mr. Shafiullah, Chairman, Union Group was also present at the launch event.
BlackBerry KeyOne Limited Edition Black has been distinctly designed for the customers in Bangladesh to offer Dual SIM capability. It is equipped with a metallic black frame and soft-touch textured back. Featuring a 4.5-inch scratch resistant display 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. The device comes with a 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM (expandable up to 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. It allows launch up to 52 customizable 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 spacebar for added functionality and security.
BlackBerry KeyOne Limited Edition Black, comes with the legendary security features that BlackBerry is known for. The smartphone offers the most secure Android smartphone experience. It comes pre-loaded with DTEK™ by BlackBerry, enables users to automatically monitor their OS and apps to know when their privacy could be at risk and to take action to improve it.
The device runs on Android 7.1 – giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps. It comes loaded with BlackBerry Hub®a unified messaging inbox which combines emails, texts, and messages from social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, BBM, WhatsApp, Instagram, and others.
THE BLACKBERRY KEYONE EXPERIENCE
In addition to the design and security features that make BlackBerry KeyOne Limited Edition Black, strikingly different, the additional features truly reinvent mobile communications for the productivity user. At its core, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 625 2GHz Octa-core processor. It includes Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 technology, making it possible for the 3505 mAh battery, the largest ever in a BlackBerry device, to receive up to 50 percent charge in roughly 36 minutes.
And for when you only have a few moments to grab a fast charge, BlackBerry’s Boost can turbocharge the battery to get the most charge with the limited available time.The device is engineered to deliver professional-looking photos with an 8MP front-facing camera and a wide-angle lens and a 12MP auto-focus rear camera.