Friday 28 October 2016

This is Blackberry's last Android Phone


BlackBerry has released its last ever Android smartphone. As the company has already been announced to stop manufacturing its future smartphones.

The DTEK60 is the company's most powerful mobile device to date, packing in high-end hardware alongside a number of nifty design tools.

Designed by French company TCL, the DTEK60 is set to be Blackberry's last signficiant update before the company outsources the production of its smartphones to third parties.

Marking BlackBerry's third foray into Android devices, the DTEK60 has been designed to take on the likes of Samsung and HTC with a polished look and powerful hardware.

The device features a 5.5-inch QuadHD display with a resolution of 2,560x1,440-pixels and a pixel density of 538ppi, which BlackBerry says can display up to 16 million colours.

Inside, there's a speedy quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor from Qualcomm, backed up by 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which can be boosted up to 2TB via a microSD card.


Powering all of this is a 3,000mAh battery which BlackBerry says can get through 24 hours of "mixed use", connecting via USB-C and featuring Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

BlackBerry has also endowed the DTEK60 with the company's first ever fingerprint sensor, located on the rear of the device to be used for locking and unlocking, as well as authorising purchases made through Android Pay.

For photo fans, there's an 8MP front camera and 21MP rear camera, the latter of which features a dual-tone LED flash to help the camera focus instantly and accurately for a blur-free, realistic looking photos, even in low light.

The DTEK60 also comes with BlackBerry's specialised security protection, making the device perfect for safety-conscious businesses and workers alike.

This includes the addition of extra security protection and patches to stop major cyber-attacks, along with the DTEK by BlackBerry app which stops malicious apps being installed on your device.

Inside, the device packs in Android 6.0 Marshmallow (although Nougat support is expected soon), along with a number of BlackBerry's own in-house apps, including BlackBerry Hub, which offers a number of productivity tools.

Ralph Pini, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry, said, “With the DTEK60, BlackBerry continues to focus on our strengths: state-of-the-art software and security solutions."

The DTEK60 is on sale now, costing £475 from the BlackBerry store.



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