News from India
The Indian government has allowed Huawei to participate in the 5G use case demos during the India Mobile Congress (IMC) that begins next week (October 14 and October 16).
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Huawei has launched its first pop-up selfie-camera smartphone in India, the Y9 Prime 2019, featuring a full-view display and triple rear camera setup. Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 comes with a full view 6.59-inch full-view display with an FHD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and the pixel density is 391 PPI.
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Huawei has launched the MediaPad T5 tablet in India at a starting price of Rs 14,990. This is for the base model of the Huawei MediaPad T5 that comes packed with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.
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HMD Global has launched its latest Android One smartphone in India, the Nokia 2.2. It comes with dual SIM slots and microSD card slot and houses a dedicated Google Assistant button. The phone runs on Android One 9.0 Pie OS, has a 3000 mAh battery, packed inside phone dimensions of 145.96 x 70.56 x 9.3 mm with total of 153 grams weight.
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The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has vacated the ban it imposed on the TikTok app in IndiaThe interim order banning downloads of the TikTok app was given by the Madras High Court on April 3 and the app was subsequently removed from Google and Apple’s app stores in accordance with the High Court’s order.
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Apple and Google have pulled the extremely popular Chinese video app TikTok from their stores in India to comply with a court order prohibiting new downloads.
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The BlackBerry Power Wireless Charging Pad has been launched by Optiemus Infracom. The BlackBerry Wireless Charger is Qi-enabled, has a power output of 5W, and is available in India from today.
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Infinix has launched its first Android One smartphone in India. A part of Google's Android One program, Infinix Note 5 comes with the stock Android operating system and features such as Google Assistant and Google Lens.
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Optiemus Infracom has launched the Evolve and Evolve X in India. Both phones include an 18:9 display, 4000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, wireless charging, and face unlock. Both devices sport a 5.99-inch FHD+ (2160x1080) 18:9 screen, backed by a layer of Gorilla Glass 5, and the LTPS display has a maximum brightness of 500nits and oleophobic coating.
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Optiemus launched the BlackBerry KEY2 in India last week and the device is now available to purchase in the country. Optiemus is manufacturing the BlackBerry KEY2 for Indian customers locally at its world-class facility at Noida, further strengthening the company's support of the 'Make-in-India' initiative.
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Optiemus Infracom is set to announce the BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X, (formerly known as Ghost and Ghost Pro), at a press event being held in India on August 2. Press invites for the occasion have already been sent out.
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Optiemus launched the BlackBerry KEY2 in India today. Optiemus is manufacturing the BlackBerry KEY2 for Indian customers locally at its world-class facility at Noida, further strengthening the company's support of the 'Make-in-India' initiative.
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BlackBerry's India managing director Narendra Nayak has quit the company, two years after joining. Nayak was responsible for driving BlackBerry's software and services business through all channels in India, direct enterprise customers, network operators, distribution partners and BlackBerry's growing ecosystem of indirect channels in India
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Google has been fined 1.36bn rupees (£15.2m; $21.2m) by India's Competition Commission of India (CCI) for abusing its dominance in the country. Based on findings of contraventions against Google, CCI imposed the penalty after taking into account its revenue from its India operations only.
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Tata Elxsi and BlackBerry today announced they are partnering to help companies design and develop secure, mission-critical solutions for industries such as automotive, industrial, medical and network communication using QNX.
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BlackBerry announced today that it has added six new partners in India. All six partners have been awarded Gold-level status and are well equipped to successfully design, architect, implement and support BlackBerry solutions in India.
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As we reported last week, the BlackBerry KEYone limited edition black is now available in India, exclusively from Amazon. The smartphone from Optiemus is a black edition of the KEYone launched worldwide and comes with additional specs.
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Last Thursday we reported how Optiemus are holding an event to launch the Black Edition of the BlackBerry KEYone in India. This is the enhanced version of the BlackBerry KEYone with 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM and a new all-black colour.