News from India
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.
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Optiemus Infracom, the company in India that licenses BlackBerry software and develops BlackBerry-branded handsets has started sending out media invites for an event on August 1, with the tag line, “Do More Different.”
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TCL officially unveiled the BlackBerry KEYone at MWC 2017 last week and an India-based retailer has now listed the handset online. Mobile portal Onlymobile.com has listed the Blackberry KEYone with an expected price tag of Rs 39,999.
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On Friday we reported how Optiemus Infracom had reportedly signed a brand licensing agreement with BlackBerry to make and sell handsets for BlackBerry in India. BlackBerry today officially announced the agreement .
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Back in November last year, we reported how Optiemus Infracom were to distribute and promote BlackBerry handsets to the Indian market.
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BlackBerry is bringing Athoc, its secure networked crisis communication platform, to India, seeing potential for it in the background of events like Chennai Cyclone that hurt connectivity in the city.