Blackberry announced a second Android smartphone with the DTEK50, and it is said to be the "world's most secure smartphone". I believe that President Obama has one of these, so that does mean a lot. Of course, BlackBerry was one of the first ways that someone could connect to the Internet on a mobile way, but BlackBerry devices have kind of waned in the past few years with the smartphone revolution. In fact, one of the biggest obstacles to BlackBerry's success of the Priv was the price. This is the latest on the BlackBerry DTEK50 Release Date, Specs, Price, and Where to Buy.
According to The Verge, the DTEK50 has a 5.2 inch 1080p display, and you will note that this doesn't have a keyboard like traditional BlackBerry devices. As far as what is inside, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, 3 GB of RAM, a 13 Megapixel rear-facing camera, an 8 Megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2,610 mAh battery. The software is full-on Android, with the current latest of Android M (also known as version 6.0 or Marshmallow), very similar to the Priv.
So what makes the DTEK50 so secure? It has software that protects users from malware and other security problems that are often seen on other brands of Android smartphones. There is a DTEK app to allow users to get an overview of their device's security and take action on any potential issues. According to Reuters, BlackBerry said that the DTEK50 will alert users if someone is making remote use of its camera or microphone, or accessing the phone's location information.
BlackBerry is has also modified Android with its own technology originally developed for the BB10 platform in order to make it even more secure. There will also be security updates after it is revealed. Much of these new configurations of the security software is based on feedback from the Priv. Chances are, this could be the smart device that the next president will use, being that privacy is a big issue concerning both parties.
The BlackBerry DTEK50 is available for $299.99 (less than half the price of the Priv) starting today but it will not be in the hands of consumers until August 8th. It will be sold unlocked and be compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile in the United States, with initial U.S. sales expected to come mostly via Best Buy Co Inc., Amazon.com Inc., and BlackBerry's own online store. There will apparently be three smartphones in the near future with the DTEK50 being the first.