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The Upcoming BlackBerry Flagship: DTEK60

The Upcoming BlackBerry Flagship: DTEK60

by Novak Bozovic28/09/2016
Even though many of us expected from BlackBerry to close its doors and admit its defeat, this hasn't happened. This company currently has only 0.2 percent of the total market share, so it’s safe to say that the recent efforts of revitalizing the brand have been unsuccessful.

A Leak from BlackBerry Shows DTEK60

Still, this company is more than just smartphones, since there is a very lucrative software division that is specialized in a secure use of personal smartphones at work.

Talking of smartphones, BlackBerry’s latest effort was called Priv. Aside from using Android as its operating system, this phone still had some characteristics that made the company famous. This is its physical QWERTY keyboard, smartly hidden behind the screen.

This phone is still available for purchase, even though not many actually want it. Now it seems like the time has come for a new effort, and it looks like BlackBerry is finally ready to enter the battle with everything it’s got.

A couple of days ago, a new leak happened right from the company’s official Web page. The details were published in a file named specifications-a-donotpublish.html. Ironically, this unveiled everything we need to know about the upcoming flagship model, except for its design.

The upcoming phone is called DTEK60, which means that it is a successor to DTEK50. Priced at $299, this was a budget device with specifications to match. The phone was named after its DTEK software, which monitored when your operating system could be at risk.

It was especially popular among those who were highly concerned about their privacy, since the software could detect when certain applications were taking photos or videos without your knowledge, turning on your microphone, or sending texts.

What is interesting to note is that the DTEK60 is not going to be a budget device, but instead a high-end device. It will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor, in addition to Adreno 530 GPU. There will be 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

When it comes to cameras, it will pack a 21-megapixel camera, with 8 megapixels looking at you from the front side. There is also a fingerprint sensor and a convenience key. Finally, it will come with the stock version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and the company’s own suite of productivity and security software.

What we also know is that the DTEK60 won’t come with a traditional QWERTY keyboard, which will disappoint some of you who are fans of traditional BlackBerry phones. What we don’t know is the phone’s asking price, as well as when it will go on sale.

It is hard to imagine BlackBerry once again taking the place it had a decade ago, but it’s nice to see the company still pushing hard and trying to adapt to new technologies. With Apple now trying to cater enterprise customers and trying to obtain numerous security certificates, there are still those who are willing to trust a small player. This is where this Canadian company might find its place, and it’s seems like it’s on the right path.

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About The Author
Novak Bozovic
Tech editor and architecture student. His stories have featured in numerous online publications covering hottest stories about IT-and tech trends.

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