Blackberry is prominently known for its secure and luxurious smartphones. The company has announced its collaboration with a Delhi-based firm named Optiemus. The Canadian tech company had inked an agreement for ten years.
According to the pact, Optiemus infracom can manufacture, sell, and provide customer support for the BlackBerry handsets in India. Besides India, the Delhi telecom company also holds the exclusive rights of blackberry in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
BlackBerry is presently confining to the development of its security and other software solutions. it also works on providing regular Android security updates to the platform.
They earlier had the global licensing agreement with TCL Communications.
With the latest deal between BlackBerry also supports the Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. The primary motive of this moment is to establish manufacturing units thereby creating job opportunities to Indians.
Alex Thurber, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry in a statement said that “India is a very important market for BlackBerry, so we are delighted our latest licensing partnership will extend the BlackBerry software experience to more customers and support the Indian government’s ‘Make In India’ agenda
He added that with its experience and infrastructure in manufacturing and proven success as our distribution partner, Optiemus Infracom Ltd is the ideal partner to design and manufacture trusted BlackBerry secure Android handsets for customers in India and neighboring markets.”
Optiemus infracom Pvt Limited has been the official distributor of Blackberry since last year November. The Indian company has sold smartphones both DTEK 60 and DTEK 50 that has an alert system which tells the user if their privacy was at risk.
Ashok Gupta, Chairman of Optiemus Infracom Ltd says “Our exclusive partnership with BlackBerry, a brand synonymous with secure mobile communications, shows how we are continuing to partner and innovate to bring the latest in handset design and experience, combining the security of BlackBerry and versatility of Android, to our customers in the world’s fastest growing smartphone market.
“With our strong end to end play in the mobile ecosystem in manufacturing, retail, distribution and support, we are confident that our journey with BlackBerry will be a long and successful one,”he concluded.