BlackBerry Unveils its Last in-house Android Phone
Canadian smartphone maker company, BlackBerry, had earlier announced to stop its production of cellphones last month, on Tuesday has launched its third and last android phone ‘DTEK60’ with a price tag of $499. Blackberry has decided to shut down its hardware production, but still the company hints to outsource future designs to partners.
The DTEK60 by BlackBerry stays a mid-range Android smartphone, primarily focusing on security features. The target market opted by the firm is government departments and businesses. It features a 5.5-inch quad HD display screen, 820 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 21-megapixel rear camera with 4GB of RAM. It features and rivals the size of the latest iPhone 7 Plus and Google’s owned Pixel XL smartphones with such a competitive price
“With the last BlackBerry Android phone DTEK60, the company continues to put focus on our strengths: state-of-the-art software and security features. When you see the logo of BlackBerry it means security, from our outranking enterprise software to devices secured under BlackBerry software,” said Ralph Pini, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and GM of Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry.
Furthermore, the features of this smartphone include a 3,000 mAH battery, having a QuickCharge Version 3.0, a custom side button with a fingerprint sensor, located at the back of the smartphone. The DTEK60 has an internal storage size of 32 GB, can be expanded up to 2TB by micro SD.
The device currently operates on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with the company in a process to upgrade the phone to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat in the future. BlackBerry’s final in-house built phone is formulated on a design from TCL, a famous Chinese company involved in the production of Smartphones, TVs and other Home Appliances. The cell phone bare a resemblance with Alcatel’s Idol 4s.
BlackBerry has targeted this device directly to the businesses because of its security and applications, but still the consumers can purchase this smartphone for $499 directly from BlackBerry or retailers in the near future.