BlackBerry Aurora : Last week at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017), BlackBerry officially launched TCL made BlackBerry KEYone, an Android smartphone with a 4-row QWERTY keyboard along with touchscreen display on top. Now PT BB Merah Putih has launched another BlackBerry smartphone called Aurora with model number BBC 100-1. It’s available for pre-order until March 12, 2017 through several eCommerce sites including Alfacart.com.
Although TCL owns rights to design, develop and distribute BlackBerry smartphones under BlackBerry brand worldwide but it has geographical limitations. In India, the Canadian company has a deal with Optiemus Infracom Ltd, a Delhi-based telecom company. Just like that, BB Merah Putih holds rights to design, manufacture, and sale BlackBerry-branded handsets in Indonesia.
In terms of specifications, the BlackBerry Aurora BBC 100-1 is equipped with 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 pixels HD AMOLED display and powered by 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset with 4 GB RAM optimized for performance and speed. It’s a dual SIM handset with a micro SD card slot and 32 GB inbuilt storage. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, out of the box. Non-removable 3000 mAh battery supplies the power to the device.
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Aurora phone has 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 8 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video chat. Like BlackBerry KEYone, it doesn’t have a QWERTY keyboard. It’s just a normal Android smartphone targeted at customers who are looking for a feature-rich phone in the budget range.
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Priced at 3,499,000 Indonesian Rupiah [IDR] or $280 you can buy this device in Gold color. Apart from online booking on Alfacart.com, you can buy BlackBerry Aurora smartphone at 12,000 Alfacart stores in Indonesia. Customers who pre-orders this handset through the online site, they will get JBL GO Plus smart case for free. There is also a special discount if you purchase it through Credit Card.