BlackBerry teased the DTEK50 to bits without ever giving its name before the company unceremoniously plopped the phone onto its online store for pre-orders straight away. We may expect Waterloo to make it a repeat for the rumored, unofficial DTEK60.
Sure, CEO John Chen promised us another phone within the next few months, but we’ve only come across details like happy accidents. Still, one Canadian tech retailer finds all that enough to bring pre-orders on for something, which we heavily stress, does not officially exist yet.
NCIX is offering the DTEK60 with a 21-megapixel camera, a 5.5-inch “qHD” display (darn proper letter casing!), 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The price? CA$699.99 or about US$533, thus, putting this phone at the upper end of the “mid-range” pricing spectrum. The retailer expects stock to ship in October 11 and warns that the “final price is subject to change.” Customers will be charged once BlackBerry makes distribution details final.
Based on that unsubstantiated timeline, it may be that Canadian techies could be getting a day-after-Thanksgiving present.
TCL’s handiwork seems apparent here, though we’d want to get more confirmation on that. The top end sees a headphone jack while the bottom sports a USB-C port. The rear camera protrudes out right above the rather small-looking fingerprint sensor.
As if we had little to deal with this October…