Blackberry is not over, and security is a big thing. These are the critical messages that are coming with Blackberry’s latest phone, the Blackberry DTEK50 which they are marketing as The World’s Most Secure Phone.
It will not appeal to all users, it’s not flashy and it’s not bling. What it is though is a solid and secure device for those that want things to work, and work is a secure fashion.
Unlike Blackberry’s long history of phones, the DTEK50 runs on a modified version of Android 6.0, loaded up with Blackberry’s secure apps and software. This means that you can access all the usual Android apps through the Google Play store, but you can also use all of Blackberry’s secure services. This is a clear play to Enterprise users here.
The DTEK50 won’t break the bank either, you can pick it up on Amazon for just $333.27 (direct link here).
The hardware is good, although inline with other Android phones:
- 16gb Storage with Micro SD Slot
- 3GB RAM
- Snapdragon 617 Octa-Core, 64 bit
- 5.2 inch/ 1080p screen
If you are buying this phone, you won’t be buying it for the flashy specs – there are others out there such as the OnePlus 3 (see it here) that would be a better deal – you’d be buying it because you believe that Blackberry has the history of, and capability to deliver, a secure mobile environment that others can’t.