Optiemus Infracom Limited, a leading Indian telecom enterprise, announced its entry in the Sri Lanka 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.

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Alex Thurber, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry and Hardip Singh, Executive Director, Optiemus Infracom Ltd address the gathering

After successfully launching the BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black in India, Optiemus has partnered with Softlogic to handle the distribution and retail operations of BlackBerry smartphones. Optiemus’ entry into Sri Lanka supports the company’s growth strategy aimed at expanding its customer base in new geographies.

BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black

The BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black
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This is the first BlackBerry branded device locally manufactured by Optiemus Infracom under the licensing agreement. The BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black Supports Dual SIM capabilities and is built around a metallic black frame coupled with a 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 space for typing. The device comes with a 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM (expandable upto 2TB).

The device’s Smart Keyboard responds to touch gestures that reflect the trackpad of previous BlackBerry devices. This makes web browsing, reading emails and writing messages with flick typing a much smoother and intuitive experience. You can also launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts giving you an even greater ease of use. A fingerprint sensor built directly into the keyboard spacebar adds an extra level of security and adds extra functionality as well.

BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black

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The device runs on Android 7.1 Nougat, so you have access to a wide variety of apps, In addition, it also comes loaded with BlackBerry Hub®. This is a unified messaging inbox combining emails, texts and messages from social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, BBM, Whatsapp, Instagram etc.

At its core, the device is powered with a Snapdragon 625 2GHz Octacore processor. It also make use of  Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 technology. This means that the 3505 mAh battery, which, by far is the highest capacity in a BlackBerry device, can charge upto 50% in roughly 36 minutes.

BlackBerry’s Boost can turbo charge 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.

BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black

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In terms of security, the BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black packs all of the security features that BlackBerry users have come to love and need. 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 BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition will be available from November 20th 2017 price at LKR 99,900/-.

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