BlackBerry launched its third Android-based phone on October 25, the last gadget whose achievement will be the organization’s financial responsibility, picking to value its top-end gadget well beneath Apple iPhone 7.

The Canadian cell phone pioneer, which has lost the greater part of the market to Apple and others, a month ago said it planned to totally outsource the advancement of its cell phones to concentrate on its more gainful business of making programming and overseeing cell phones.

That implies the Android-based DTEK60 will be the last phone for which BlackBerry purchases parts itself, which conveys a heavier risk on the off chance that it doesn’t offer well.

BlackBerry DTEK60
BlackBerry DTEK60 is being manufactured by a Chinese company TCL.

The BlackBerry DTEK60 Android cell phone was a month ago incidentally made open on the organization’s own particular site in front of any official declaration.

BlackBerry DTEK60 Android cell phone highlights a 5.5-inch QHD Amoled display with 534ppi pixel thickness; a Snapdragon 820 processor; 4GB of RAM; 32GB of inbuilt memory; a 21-megapixel rear camera with PDAF and double LED flash, and a 8-megapixel front camera. It quantifies 153.9×75.4x7mm, weighs 165 grams, and keeps running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The handset is fueled by a 3000mAh battery and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 for quick charging. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, and 4G.

BlackBerry DTEK60 have Android 6.0 and 32 GB storage
BlackBerry DTEK60 have Android 6.0 and 32 GB storage

“This one is our phone,” BlackBerry Chief Operating Officer Marty Beard said in an interview. “This is fully our responsibility.”

“BlackBerry had to kill its hardware in order to save it,” website TechCrunch wrote in a broadly positive review of the DTEK60 that nevertheless questioned how much interest it would elicit.

“It’s not necessarily an anti-carrier strategy,” Beard said. “It’s more that we see this as the most efficient and most cost-effective way to get to that customer base.”

“Certainly it’s not going to be the next superstar in the marketplace,” said William Stofega, a mobile phone analyst at IDC Corp. “But it’s a solid device that brings some really high-end security features and capabilities to it.”

BlackBerry DTEK60 front and back

Specifications of BlackBerry DTEK60

  • 5.50-inch Display
  • 1.6GHz Processor
  • 8-megapixel Front Camera
  • 21-megapixel Rear Camera
  • 1440×2560 pixels Resolution
  • 4GB RAM
  • Android 6.0 OS
  • 32GB Storage
  • 3000mAh Battery capacity

The device, which has a 5.5 inch touchscreen, will be priced at $499 (approximately Rs 33,000).

BlackBerry launched its first Android gadget, in November a year ago and tailed it with the much less expensive DTEK50 in July. The organization a month ago recorded $137 million of phone inventory and supply commitments.


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