Although the BlackBerry DTEK60 is yet to be officially announced by the Canadian company, it is already up for pre-order in Canada and now the US.
We saw a leak on the official BlackBerry website last month, and just a few weeks ago, the DTEK60 – or Argon as it is known internally – passed through the FCC in the US. Well, what do you know: the yet-to-be-announced phone is now up for pre-order through B&H, and it will set you back $499.99.
Just to refresh your memory, the BlackBerry DTEK60 will come with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, a 21-megapixel rear camera, and an 8-megapixel selfie-shooter. The phone is powered by none other than the Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The 3,000 mAh battery sounds pretty standard for a phone with that kind of screen size and resolution. And as is the norm with BlackBerry now, the phone will run on Android Marshmallow. In terms of design, there is nothing jaw-dropping here (and if the DTEK50 is any indication, the DTEK60 probably isn’t even designed by BlackBerry).
After a long period of struggle, BlackBerry shrewdly jumped into the Android market with the Priv. Although it was beautifully-crafted and although it came with all the security perks that every BlackBerry boasted in its glory days, the Priv didn’t do all that well, unfortunately. The Canadian company didn’t stop there though. It was just a few months ago that it launched the DTEK50 – perhaps the most unmemorable smartphone name ever.
We weren’t too impressed with it quite frankly: it may be a secure phone, but the screen was underwhelming, the camera was bad, and the battery life was poor. However, it seems like the upcoming DTEK60 is supposed to be a higher-end smartphone. It would be interesting to see how the 21-megapixel camera fares against some of the most powerful snappers out there like the Galaxy S7 and the Pixel phones.
If you want to place your order, you can head on over to B&H. One thing to note, however, is that this particular device will be GSM-compatible only, meaning Sprint and Verizon users in the US won’t be able to use it.
One thing to note, however, is that this particular device will be GSM-compatible only, meaning Sprint and Verizon users in the US won’t be able to use it.
With BlackBerry shifting its focus on software, the DTEK60 may be the last “BlackBerry” phone ever. Are you interested in buying one? Let us know by leaving a comment below!