Surprise, BlackBerry has a new super-secure Android smartphone available stateside, as well as up north, in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, and on British shores.
But we’ve known all about the DTEK60 for quite some time now, and a few trigger-happy e-tailers even prematurely kicked off pre-orders, revealing the product’s release date and price point across several markets.
The Alcatel-manufactured BlackBerry DTEK60 indeed costs $499 unlocked in the US, or CAD 650 ($490) in Canada, £475 ($580) in GB, and a rather extravagant €580 ($630) in EU territories. If it helps seal the deal, note that you’re offered free Soft Shell and Rapid Charger accessories in North America, or a Pocket Case and Rapid Charger combo at no added fee everywhere else.
It almost goes without saying this is mainly targeted at “enterprises and organizations looking to deploy devices to manage the security and productivity of their data and employees.” Ergo, the all-touch 5.5-incher’s key selling points include a Secure Bootloader feature with multi-stage verification, FIPS 140-2 encryption, fingerprint sensor, a solemn pledge to deliver the quickest Android security patches around, and a number of precious pre-loaded productivity tools, like BlackBerry Hub, Calendar and Intelligent Keyboard.
Underneath it all, you get your favorite Marshmallow software goodies, plus pretty robust hardware specifications, from a Snapdragon 820 processor to 4GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage, Quad HD AMOLED panel, 21/8MP cameras, and 3,000 mAh battery. Let’s just hope it’s not too little, too late for the long-struggling BlackBerry brand.
Source: Inside BlackBerry