After weeks of anticipating for the second Android-powered BlackBerry device, the Canadian company has finally unveiled the DTEK50. It’s the same one we uncovered a while ago. There’s no Hamburg or Neon reference as the handset is simply called ‘DTEK50’–another super secure and fully Android device as described by BlackBerry. As with any other phone from the brand, this one is expected to be private, safe, and secure from any possible compromises.
BlackBerry believes that you deserve a more secure Android phone so after the PRIV is the DTEK50. This device promises to protect everything about your private mobile life including your photos, messages, apps, and locations. That small device can be really powerful so don’t under estimate what it can do. If you’re not too careful, it can expose your identity to the whole world.
The BlackBerry DTEK50 also boasts of being the thinnest smartphone from the company ever. At only 7.4mm thick/thin, this new BlackBerry phone comes equipped with a 5.2-inch scratch-resistant glass, full HD resolution, 13MP rear camera, and 8MP front-facing flash camera. The phone features a BlackBerry Convenience Key that allows quick access to your favorite apps. As with previous BlackBerry phones, there’s the device search features, pop-up widgets, instant actions, and gesture controls.
The BlackBerry DTEK50 is one compact and cost-effective mobile device that makes use of the BlackBerry Intelligent Keyboard software. It’s an enhanced predictive typing feature that offers word suggestions in three languages.
In case you’re wondering where BlackBerry got the name DTEK50, remember that the company already has the DTEK feature that helps secure any BlackBerry device. The DTEK app is the one that monitors the OS and apps and lets a mobile user known when privacy is at risk.
We have no doubts about the ability of BlackBerry to keeps its phones secure. It’s one of the best today as the company makes sure everything is checked and that security patches are delivered regularly. By regularly we mean monthly. Aside from Google, it’s the only phone maker that releases monthly software updates.
Head on to ShopBlackBerry.com if you want to pre-order for the DTEK50 in the following countries: United States, Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands, and Spain. Price is $299 which is $429 CDN, €339, or £275. As a gift for early buyers of the DTEK50, BlackBerry is giving away a BlackBerry Mobile Power Pack which is worth $59.99.
Apart from buying the phone directly from BlackBerry, you can also check out retail stores and mobile networks. Phone will be available in Amazon, B&H, and Best Buy. In Canada, it will be out from SaskTel, Videotron, Rogers, TELUS, WIND, and Bell.