Once known for being the pioneers of the ‘business phone’ and the ‘smartphone’, Blackberry is a near-forgotten name in the markets. Except for a few hardcore brand loyal customers, very few people use Blackberry nowadays. The company, however is now working on bouncing back into the markets with the BlackBerry DTEK50. The device was unveiled by the company late in July, but was so far only available via the ShopBlackBerry Shop in Canada. However, carriers have now started selling the device on a contracted as well as a non-contracted basis.
The Blackberry DTEK50 is now on sale with a number of Canadian carriers. This includes Rogers, Bell, Telus, Wind Mobile, Videotron, and SaskTel. These carriers are coming out with the unlocked device, without a contract at $429. However, it is available on a contractual basis at a price of $449, with a contract as low as $0.
The BlackBerry DTEK50, which comes out into the markets with a 5.2 inched screen is the company’s latest release, and their second ever Android smartphone. The device comes in after the success of the BlackBerry Priv, and addresses one major problem associated with it – the cost. The DTEK50 is a mid-ranged offering, and comes out with decent specs. The device is being hailed as the most secure smartphone in the world. Known for their security, BlackBerry has ensured that the BlackBerry DTEK50 is a very secure device.
The smartphone runs on 64-bit Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor with one quad-core clocked at 1.2GHz and another quad-core clocked at 1.5GHz. The CPU is coupled with an Adreno 405 GPU.The smartphone features 3GB RAM and 16GB storage space. Those with an additional storage requirement can further expand it with a Micro SD card. BlackBerry was never really known for their camera, and the company has added a 13MP back camera with an 8MP front camera here.