A THIRD Android-powered BlackBerry device has been on the cards for a long time, and ahead of Tuesday's official unveiling, the DTEK60 was even leaked on BlackBerry's own website.
Now it's official, we've rounded up everything we know about the BlackBerry DTEK60, including its pricing and availability details.
From November, it will also be made available from Selfridges, Carphone Warehouse and online channels including Data Select, Ingram Micro, Clove, Expansys, UnlockedMobiles and Mobile Phones Direct.
The BlackBerry DTEK60 has been slapped with a £475 SIM-free price tag, and comes with a free leather case and rapid charger.
The DTEK60 was announced on 25 October and available to order from the BlackBerry Store the same day. We'll post out early thoughts on the handset soon. µ
The BlackBerry DTEK50 was built around an underwhelming Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, but BlackBerry is following in the path of 2016's handsets by using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 for its newie. This is a quad-core model with cores running at 2.15GHz and 1.6GHz.
The screen stretches the DTEK50's 5in Full HD panel to a generous 5.5in, it offers a 2560x1440 resolution with an impressive 534ppi.
As expected we're also being treated to 4GB of RAM, up slightly from the DTEK50's 3GB. Storage remains the same at 32GB but there's support for 2TB via microSD, and an upgrade to USB Type-C for data and charging.
The DTEK60 should outlast its predecessor by a fair whack thanks to the 3,000mAH battery (up from 2,610mAh) and Quick Charge 3.0 support.
Other upgrades making the cut are a 21MP rear-facing camera and an 8MP selfie snapper. Unfortunately, the Convenience button still has a home, but the rear will house a fingerprint scanner.
On the security side, much like its predecessor, the DTEK60 offers chip-level protection, a secure bootloader and BlackBerry's privacy-focused DTEK app, which allows you to manage which apps have access to your personal information such as location data and phone number.
BlackBerry also notes that, unlike some, it's ready-to-go with zero-day patches as soon as Google announces its monthly Android security updates.
It's not just on the security side where BlackBerry has stuffed its own software, though, as you'll also find the firm's BlackBerry Hub and Calendar apps, along with its supposedly "intelligent" keyboard smarts and gesture controls. µ
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