BlackBerry Aurora launched in Indonesia by BB Merah Putih

9 March 2017, 03:25:20

BlackBerry Aurora launched in Indonesia by BB Merah PutihAccording to BlackBerry, "Indonesia boasts the world's largest population of avid BlackBerry smartphone and BBM users." It is not a surprise that this country is the first, in which BlackBerry makes key partnerships with local companies to bring BBM and smartphones to market. In this case, the manufacturer signed up with BB Merah Putih, which has become its first smartphone hardware licensee in Indonesia, and with Emtek, which will take over operations of consumer BBM. Following this strategic partnership, BB Merah Putih has launched in the local market the BlackBerry Aurora - the first BlackBerry smartphone that is tailored specifically for the local market. For example, it is the first dual-SIM device of the manufacturer. It packs a 3000 mAh battery that provides up to 20 hours of mixed use. The smartphone is equipped with a 5.5-inch AMOLED HD display with anti-scratch and oleophobic coating, 4GB of RAM, and 32G of storage, expandable with up to 256GB. Under its hood ticks a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 chipset with a 1.4GHz CPU. The primary camera sports a 13MP CMOS sensor, PDAF and dual LED flash. The front-facing snapper has an 8MP sensor and an LED flash, too. BlackBerry Aurora is the first Android BB smartphone in Indonesia. More specifically, it runs Android 7.0 Nougat with access to the Hub productivity suite and BlackBerry DTEK privacy app along with regular in-market security updates from BlackBerry. The device supports 4G LTE networks, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, micro-USB 2.0, etc. The available colors include gold, silver, and black. It is priced at IDR 3499000 (USD 261).

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