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BlackBerry Announces DTEK 50

Smartphone manufacturer Blackberry has joined the Android bandwagon again with the recently unveiled DTEK 50.

This comes after launching the Priv, which was considered to be BlackBerry’s entry in the Android market. The move, however, has been deemed disappointing, after dismal sales. Reasons include a hefty $700 price, and the congestion of the said market.

The phone giant, however, is at it again with the BlackBerry DTEK 50. Apart from the lower price, at $just $299, the DTEK 50 is packed with a lot of features, highlighting phone security, being hailed as “the most secure Android smartphone in the world”, and targeting business-oriented individuals.

As with other models, the DTEK 50 is one to feature a full screen, dropping the physical keyboard which has been considered to be a Blackberry staple.

Key features of the DTEK 50 include an HD, 5.2-inch display. It operates on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, and has a massive 3 GB worth of RAM. It also has internal storage of up to 16 GB, and is capable of supporting external memory of 2-TB. Its OS runs on Android 6.0.

Security Patches for the DTEK 50 shall also be made available very soon, considering that it is marketed and heavily hyped for its security.

For other features, the phone will also have an 8 megapixel camera at the front, and a 13-megapixel camera at the rear, for those who are fond of taking pictures.

Apart from the typical markets and distributors such as Best Buy, Amazon, and B&H in the US, and Canadian carriers for Canada, Blackberry also plans to put it up for sale on Security resellers, in hopes of luring  more business customers.

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