Blackberry goes “Make in India”

Canadian smartphone manufacturer blackberry has planned to make its devices in India. For that company partnered with Optiemus Infracom and will make Android devices in India for Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh as well. BlackBerry is already in partnership with Optiemus Infracom to distribute and sell the DTEK50 and DTEK60 smartphones. The company said that with this move it is also supporting the Government’s ‘Make in India’ move.

In a statement Blackberry said,” With this latest regional deal, BlackBerry has now achieved full global coverage for licensees in all markets to manufacture BlackBerry-branded devices, proving the company is delivering on its licensing strategy and accelerating its transition to being a leading security software and services company.”

 

Ashok Gupta, Chairman of Optiemus Infracom, said with the company’s strong play in the mobile ecosystem in manufacturing, retail, distribution, and support, it is confident that the journey with BlackBerry will be a long and successful one. Recently, Karnataka Government also confirmed that Apple would start manufacturing iPhones in India from April.


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