When it comes to security, people have chosen Blackberry because of its OS. However, after the Blackberry OS had stopped updating almost six years ago, the company had started its decline. The decline is somewhat stopped because of the company’s decision to integrate the Android OS in their smartphones, the Blackberry Priv being the first one.
Just two days ago, rumors have spread concerning another Blackberry smartphone with Android as its OS. At first, it was rumored to come by the name of Neon or Hamburg. A few hours after that, the company had announced its name to be Blackberry DTEK50 which, according to them, will be the most secure smartphone up to date. According to the rumors, the DTEK50 is just like the Alcatel Idol 4 when it comes to specifications. The only difference is that the Android OS contains the Blackberry flavor along with it.
Having various features like Blackberry keyboard and Blackberry Hub, the DTEK50 also has the DTEK software that enables you to monitor your smartphone’s activities. The DTEK software notifies you whenever someone uses your DTEK50 smartphone without your consent by logging the apps it had accessed. This means that it’s going to record whenever somebody uses your smartphone in taking selfies or accessing your phonebook with permission. Your microphone and even the messaging app are also monitored, depending on the DTEK’s settings.
According to Blackberry, the DTEK50 is going to be the most secure smartphone as of now, though Android users are not entirely sure of the Android OS security itself. It sure sounds ridiculous, knowing that the Android still have lots of security holes. However, if the company had succeeded in putting security in its Android Flavor, chances are that the security might become improved as well.
As of now, the Blackberry DTEK50 is available for order in their websites in the US, UK, France, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Spain. Depending on the country, the DTEK50 is actually priced at $299, CAD429, 275 Pounds Sterling and 339 Euro.
- Body : 147 x 72.5 x 7.4mm (5.79 x 2.85 x 0.29 inches)
- Display : 5.2-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, 424ppi
- OS : Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Chipset/ CPU : Snapdragon 617 octa-core
- RAM : 3GB
- Storage : 16GB
- Camera : 8MP fixed focus front and 13MP rear camera with autofocus
- Battery : 2610mAh li-ion (non-removable)