BlackBerry Argon aka DTEK60 is now FCC and Wi-Fi Alliance certified

Nearly a week ago, we told you about leaked specs for BlackBerry's next handset, the DTEK60. The FCC has certified the phone with a model number of BBA1001. The Wi-Fi Alliance lists the handset as both the BBA100-1, BBA100-2 and the DTEK60. The unit will be a high-end handset compared to the mid-range BlackBerry DTEK50, which is a re-branded Alcatel Idol 4 with an added Convenience key.

The DTEK60 is rumored to be a re-branded version of the TCL 950. While unannounced, the TCL built phone has been certified by TENAA and has been put through the GFXBench benchmark test. TCL, by the way, is the parent company of Alcatel.

We expect that the DTEK60 will be equipped with a 5.5-inch screen carrying a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The Snapdragon 820 chipset will be driving the handset featuring a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage. A 21MP camera graces the rear of the phone and there is an 8MP front-facing snapper for selfies and video chats. A USB Type-C port is included as is, for the first time on a BlackBerry handset, a fingerprint scanner. The Convenience key returns and Android 6.0.1 is pre-installed. This will be an all-touch model with no physical QWERTY keyboard.

With BlackBerry able to cross off the FCC visit on it's "to do" list, we could see the phone unveiled shortly.


source: FCC via Crackberry

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41 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry with a new handset? But I thought they were shutting down their hardware business? *He said sarcastically*. Nice specs. I want to see the final product in action.

2. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

it's a rebranded alcatel idol 4s with some improved specs

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm aware of that.

9. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

glad you are

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 2014

Glad that you're glad that I'm glad. And it's a rebranded 4s Pro. You're welcome.

7. Furbal unregistered

4S pro

12. farrid

Posts: 35; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

The DTEK60 is rumored to be a re-branded version of the TCL 950 That statement does not say Alcatel idol 4. Pardon me

13. JC557

Posts: 1920; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Meh, it's all contracted out to one Chinese manufacturer anyway and I'm sure there are phones from smaller brands in China sporting the same or similar design.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Good observation I'll give credit where credit is due.

3. earn1sec

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

WHAT? so what was that shutting down story?

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 2014

The same story that gets repeated every time BlackBerry's earnings report is due.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The shutting down story is still in the rumor mill, not yet confirmed by Chen.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

They could be shutting down and outsourcing. Honestly, I think they're better off doing that as long as they make the devices affordable unlike the Priv was. And make them universally unlocked.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 2014

DTEK50 is affordable, and they're already outsourcing. Next.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh I'm sorry, I forgot to run any corresponding blackberry comments through the resident blackberry superfan.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 2014

Stop being salty because I corrected your $#33p-like, zombified @$$.

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You do realize that comment applies to you, right?

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 2014

Awesome deflection. You're a pro at it.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're a pro at losing arguments.

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 2014

Pot, meet kettle.

4. Subie

Posts: 2392; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I guess this will be their flagship for this year, but not sure I'd call it the sequel though as the dtek50 was just recently released.

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3151; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The 50 was always a mid-range phone. No sequel.

17. truthwins unregistered

BLACKBERRY PRIV WITH BLACKBERRY 10 OS WOULD BE A WIN WIN SITUATION FOR BB FANS .

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A win win for the few isn't win win for BlackBerry in terms of profit.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 2014

*....isn't a.... You're welcome.

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't remember thanking you or asking for your correction.

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 2014

Doesn't mean you didn't need it. No need to thank me. It was my pleasure.

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're one to talk about correcting someone with the many errors you make.

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 2014

Pot, meet kettle. Again.

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Man just shut up.

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