BlackBerry DTEK50: Secure Android Smartphone

The often leaked Android-running BlackBerry smartphone is finally official. Meet the BlackBerry DTEK50 - it is a midrange device, marketed by BlackBerry as the world's most secure Android smartphone. It's quite ironic as this is the second BlackBerry Android smartphone, following the Priv last year. Does this mean that the BlackBerry Priv is not as secure? Anyway, the BlackBerry DTEK50 got its name from the DTEK by BlackBerry app. The handset basically encrypts all user information, and through the app, users will know when their privacy is at risk and they can take action on it. The DTEK app also tracks other apps, app permissions, and more.
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Interestingly, the BlackBerry DTEK50 is a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4, not an original design by the Canadian company. It comes with a 5.2-inch display of 1080p Full HD resolution. Under the hood is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chipset with 3GB RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. In terms of photography, the DTEK50 packs a 13-MP rear camera with phase detection auto-focus and LED flash, and in front is an 8-MP selfie camera. Connectivity-wise, the phone supports LTE, and Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 through its 2,610 mAh non-removable battery. The only difference it has with the Alcatel smartphone is the addition of the Convenience Key on the right side of the device, which lets you access frequently used apps and tasks. The DTEK50 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

In case you're wondering how much it would cost, well BlackBerry plans to sell the DTEK50 for $299. That comes with a BlackBerry MP-12600 Mobile Power Bank and BlackBerry's secure ecosystem. Shipping starts as early as August 8, 2016. Any takers?


Til then...

xoxo Nash


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