BlackBerry announce their 2nd Android device

BlackBerry, probably the most previous greats of smartphones, have just introduced the DTEK50. This can be their second tool running Android after the (additionally appallingly named) Priv. The Priv was a primary for the corporate – it used to be the first to run Android reasonably than its proprietary BB10. whilst it generated positivereviews as many reviewers were pleasantly shocked with the aid of the protection features brought to the inventory Android features, sales had been disappointing.

That tool is sort of a year outdated, and so a refresh used to be within the works. Blackberry make a number of the safety aspects of the gadgets saying it “essentially the most steady Android device”. There’s loads of safety info in their press free up which seems very sophisticated (so need to be secure proper?).

The specs are beneath. then again, if which you could’t be stricken to read, here’s a fancy video…

running systemAndroid Marshmallow
display5.2-inch, 1920×1080
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 617
Quad-core 1.5GHz
Adreno 405 GPU
ExpandablemicroSD up to 2TB
Rear digicam13MP f/2.0, PDAF
dual-tone LED flash
HDR, 1080p/30 video
front digicam8MP f/2.2
1.12-micron pixels
Selfie flash
1080p/30 video
Battery2610 mAh
Chargingfast cost
securityDTEK safety suite
FIPS one hundred forty-2 Full Disk Encryption
Android For Work, Google Play for Work
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth four.2 LE, NFC
network (NA)LTE Band half/3/4/5/7/12/17/20/29
HSPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
network (ROW)FD-LTE Band half/three/7/8/20/28A
TD-LTE Band 38/40/41
HSPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Dimensions147 x seventy two.5 x 7.4 mm
Weightone hundred thirty five g

Now having a look on the video, the specs and the stated guide value in the UK of £275, sure issues jumped out at me. first of all this is indisputably at the least a mid-range and even better-budget instrument with specs very similar to the Moto G4 (£one hundred less expensive) or the Alcatel Idol 4.BlackBerry announce their second Android deviceThe Alcatel Idol comparison can be attention-grabbing as the tool looks remarkably like a mixture of the Idol three and 4. It has back and front audio system and the “increase” key (re-branded as “comfort” key). Being a earlier proprietor of the Idol three, I was once struck by means of the similarities with that instrument when looking at the video. a lot in order that it bought me questioning….did BlackBerry actually make this instrument? Or did Alcatel (as an ODM) and then Blackberry stick their title on it a la Foxconn/ZTE and so on.

might this be the top of BlackBerry making its own hardware?

finally, apparently BlackBerry is again dropping the bodily keyboard, something that has been their USP. things didn’t fare smartly after they introduced all-contact devices out within the type of the Storm and Storm 2 (with their lovely squidgy touchscreens – eugh!!).. they all of a sudden went again to keyboards within the Passport and Priv.

BlackBerry announce their 2nd Android device

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