Plenty of signs suggest at least BlackBerry DTEK60 launch is still on
How many times does BlackBerry CEO John Chen need to stress his company’s commitment to hardware production in general and physical QWERTY devices in particular? Or how often? Will FCC and Wi-Fi certifications suffice for now to prove the end isn’t 24 hours or, probably, a few months away either?
Yes, ladies and gents, the DTEK60 is coming very soon, and love it or hate it, that moniker isn’t going anywhere. The previously codenamed “Argon” may or may not be based on a TCL-made Alcatel phone which may or may not have been released already, but it’s absolutely a flagship full-touch model.
One the Canadian company itself totally spilled the beans on last week, revealing key specs such as a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM, 21MP rear-facing camera, USB Type-C connectivity, fingerprint recognition, and 3,000 mAh battery.
What BlackBerry left out was any sort of product visual, though we always suspected a strong resemblance to the lower-end DTEK50. Serial leaker Evan Blass on Twitter pretty much backs our assumption today, in addition to corroborating the BlackBerry DTEK60 name, and possibly exposing the 5.5-incher’s dual-edged nature.
Unfortunately, the latest “evleaked” render is one for ants rather than humans, with details like the flat or curved form of the screen quite hard to make out.