Optiemus has partnered with CPL, the concern of Union Group, a 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 has been distinctly designed for the customers in Bangladesh to offer Dual SIM capability.
Hardip Singh, Executive Director, Optiemus Infracom Ltd said,
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
Alex Thurber, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry said,
“We would like to congratulate our partner Optiemus Infracom on bringing the BlackBerry KEYone to customers in Bangladesh. We have worked closely with Optiemus to ensure that the BlackBerry smartphone experience and security is 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.”
Raquibul Kabir, Chairman (CPL), Concern 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.”
The device will be available for pre-order today (4th) with availability from 21st January.
Pricing for the device is BDT 53,990,
Out of the box, the BlackBerry KEYone limited edition black runs Android 7.1 – giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps – and will receive Google security patch updates. It comes loaded with BlackBerry Hub, bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account. Another benefit of BlackBerry Hub, is the ability to manage multiple email accounts without switching between apps, with support for Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Outlook, Microsoft Exchange accounts, and many other IMAP and POP3 email providers.
At the core of this updated BlackBerry smartphone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 mobile platform with the Qualcomm AdrenoTM 506 GPU. This means BlackBerry KEYone users will enjoy long battery life thanks to more efficient battery usage and fast LTE speeds for super-fast file sharing.
It includes Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, making it possible for the 3505 mAh battery on the KEYone – 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 turbo charge your battery to get you the most charge with the limited time you have.
Coming to the camera, there is a 12MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and dual tone LED flash. For selfies, there is an 8MP front camera with 1.12 µm pixel size. Both the cameras can record videos at a maximum of Full HD resolution. The power button, volume rocker, and the SIM card are placed on the right edge of the device.
On the left edge is the BlackBerry Convenience Key that can be customized for different operations. In between the display and QWERTY keyboard are the three capacitive navigation buttons for back, home, and multi-tasking (from left to right).
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, 3.5mm Audio port, and USB Type-C port. With the NFC and fingerprint sensor, the KeyOne can be used for making payments using Android Pay.
BlackBerry KEYone limited edition black Specs
(Changes from original KEYone in Bold)
|Operating system||Android 7.1 Nougat|
3:2 Aspect Ratio
|Processor||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 Octa-Core 2.0 GHz
64-bit Adreno 506
|Expandable||microSD up to 2TB|
|Rear Camera||12MP (1.55 micron) f/2.0
PDAF dual-tone LED flash
|Front Camera||8MP f/2.2
|Battery||3505 mAh non-removable|
|Charging||Quick Charge 3.0
|Security||DTEK security suite
FIPS 140-2 Full Disk Encryption
Android For Work
Google Play for Work
Bluetooth 4.2 LE
|Canada, LATAM, APAC, US V1||LTE1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30
TDD LTE: 38, 39, 40, 41
|US V2||LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
TDD LTE: 41
CDMA BC 0,1,10
|UK||LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20, 28
TDD LTE: 38, 40
|Dimensions||149.3 mm x 72.5 mm x 9.4 mm|