BlackBerry launches limited edition black KEYone in Bangladesh

ANI | Updated: Jan 04, 2018 19:13 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 4 (ANI): 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 partnered with CPL, 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.

"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 Hardip Singh, Executive Director, Optiemus Infracom Ltd.

BlackBerry KEYone offers Dual SIM capability and 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 customisable 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.

The smartphone offers the most secure Android smartphone experience, and 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.

At its core, the device is powered with a Snapdragon 625 2GHz Octacore processor. It includes Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, making it possible for the 3505 mAh battery to receive up to 50 percent charge in roughly 36 minutes. Additionally, BlackBerry's Boost can turbo charge the battery to get the most charge with the limited available time.

The device features an 8MP front facing camera and a wide-angle lens and a 12MP auto-focus rear camera.

The device will be available for pre-booking from January 4 to 21. (ANI)