BlackBerry's Second Android Phone Goes Official With Name 'DTEK50', Costs $299

BlackBerry today put a stop on the endless rumors and leaks that we were seeing from past few weeks about company's upcoming device. But now the device is official, BlackBerry's second android-running smartphone got unveiled with the name - DTEK50. Earlier we have seen a lot rumors about the name of this device, at various points it was referred to as Hambur, Neon or DTEK50. 

As rumored, the BlackBerry DTEK50 is a mid-range device which is just a rebranded alcatel Idol 4, a device which got announced earlier this year. The difference is that the DTEK50 runs BlackBerry's interpretation of Android. 

BlackBerry states that this is "the world's most secure Android smartphone". It is the thinnest smartphone that the company has ever produced (just 7.4mm thick).

BlackBerry DTEK50

The DTEK50 features a programmable BlackBerry Convenience Key, pop-up widgets, BlackBerry Device Search, Instant Actions, and Gesture Controls as part of the Canadian company's software enhancements to Android.

Now lets talk about technical specification, it's identical to those of alcated Idol 4. For those who are out of the loop, the second android smartphone from BlackBerry flaunts a 5.2-inch 1080p touchscreen, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 617 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, 13 MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and LED flash, an 8 MP selfie shooter, and a 2,610 mAh battery. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

The device is up for pre-order from BlackBerry's official website in US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands. It's priced at $299, €339, CAD 429, and £275, respectively. The device will become available sometime during the second week of August.


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Benny Singh
Forever Tinkering With Gadgets

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