BlackBerry DTEK50, DTEK60 will not be sold online through OnlyMobiles

first_imgUpdate: BlackBerry India has categorically denied that it has entered into any sort of agreement with OnlyMobiles.com to sell its phones via online channel. The company has gone on record to say that OnlyMobiles is not the exclusive authorised seller for BlackBerry phones in India. We have also reached out to OnlyMobiles and will update the piece as and when we have an update on the same.   Here is what a BlackBerry spokesperson says: “We would like to update that there has been no such alliance made by BlackBerry (with OnlyMobiles) and as a result the news carries erroneous information.”Now, this is a very peculiar situation, especially for a company like BlackBerry that is not a small company and has a reputation to protect. On the basis of the statement provided by OnlyMobiles and BlackBerry it seems that one of these companies is lying. Is it BlackBerry or is it OnlyMobiles? We are not sure, although a BlackBerry representative does tell India Today Tech it doesn’t want to accuse OnlyMobiles of lying. Considering the curious case between BlackBerry and OnlyMobiles, if you are buying the a BlackBerry phone our suggestion will be to get it from a reputable and more well-known dealer, whether it is the offline purchase you are making or the online one.          —Here is what we reported earlier on the basis of an announcement made by OnlyMobiles. BlackBerry will sell the recently launched DTEK50 and DTEK60 phones in India via offline and online channels. While Optiemus Infracom Limited will be selling BlackBerry phones in India offline, online its phones will be available from OnlyMobiles.com. OnlyMobiles, which calls itself an omni-channel online platform, announced on Wednesday that it has become the authorised seller for BlackBerry phones in India.advertisementAlso Read: BlackBerry launches DTEK50, DTEK60 Android phones in India, price starts at Rs 21,990 “We are getting great response from customers and we are happy that we are able to connect with die-hard fans of BlackBerry brand. Now, customers can buy newly launched BlackBerry mobiles and accessories, without worrying about warranty,” Sanjeev Bhatia, co-founder, OnlyMobiles.com said.BlackBerry launched the DTEK50 and DTEK60 Android-based smartphones in the Indian market in early November. The DTEK50 and the DTEK60 have been priced at Rs 21,990 and Rs 46,990 respectively and represent a major change in strategy for the ailing smartphone giant one where the company will focus solely on software and leave manufacturing to third-party OEMs.While the DTEK50 is being pitched as a value for money offering meant for the masses, the DTEK60 is a high-end flagship phone with top-of-the-line specs and premium pricing.While the DTEK50 has a 5.2-inch 1080p screen, the DTEK60 comes with a 5.5-inch QHD scratch and smudge resistant display. The DTEK50 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor clubbed with 3GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 2TB via microSD card. The DTEK60 on the other hand has a flagship Snapdragon 820 with 4GB RAM and 32GB memory which is again expandable.Also Read: BlackBerry DTEK50, DTEK60 quick review: Privilege is gone, mainstream is onThe DTEK50 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera while the DTEK60 comes with a 21-megapixel rear shooter.While the DTEK50 is backed by a 2,610mAh battery, the DTEK60 has a 3,000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0.last_img read more