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Blackberry is back with an Android Bang !

After the launch of the DTEK 50 in July 26, Blackberry is now back with a new Ultra secure DTEK Series of Android smartphone : The DTEK 60, which is the company’s latest flagship that’s claimed to be the most secure Android smartphone yet.

Now, after the Blackberry Priv, this is the third offering from Blackberry with Android operating system that is customized with features inspired by those seen on blackberry’s in-house operating systems along with hardware and software security enhancements like the honorary DTEK software.

What makes this phone the most secure one is The DTEK™ by BlackBerry® for Android app  which will automatically monitor your OS and apps and let you know when your privacy could be at risk and how you can take action to improve it.

DTEK also tracks your applications and notifies you when someone is:

  • Taking pictures or videos without your knowledge
  • Turning your microphone on
  • Sending a text message
  • Accessing your contacts or location
    The list of security features that ensure the security of this smartphone.

This phone also comes with a Fingerprint sensor  which provides added security for unlocking your phone, accessing Password Keeper and making purchases – including with Android Pay payment service. The only drawback here is the capacity of this phone to store only up to 5 fingerprints which at the same time, is a good thing from the standpoint of security concerns.

Key specifications of this phone includes : 

  • Display: 5.50-inch
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz quad-core
  • Front Camera: 8-megapixel
  • Resolution: 1440×2560 pixels
  • RAM :4GB
  • OS : Android 6.0
  • Storage : 32GB
  • Rear Camera : 21-megapixel
  • Battery Capacity : 3000mAh

The phone has USB Type-C support with 4G LTE connectivity. The handset is priced at $499 (approx. Rs. 33500) and is expected to go sale in the coming weeks.The pricing at this level was expected as the 16GB version of the DTEK50 is available at amazon to purchase for Rs.24,200.

From this move by blackberry, it looks like it has learned its lesson to move along with the tide instead of swimming against it, so as to save itself from drowning. The company has clearly met up all the expectations that a consumer would have, from a premium flagship offering.

Now, only the consumer mindset about this offering along with the product performance will define the success or failure of this device.