BlackBerry DTEK60 is now official and available to purchase for $499

BlackBerry DTEK60 is now official and available to purchase for $499
The BlackBerry DTEK60 has been spotted on numerous occasions before now and the last we heard, the device was being touted for an October 25th launch. Those who've been waiting on the successor to the DTEK50 will be pleased to learn that it's now very much official, and can be purchased directly from the Canadian firm's website for just shy of $500 bucks. 

As we learned before today's launch, the DTEK60's profile is a reference design of the TCL 950. The Chinese corporation owns several brands including Alcatel, and the DTEK60's finish also bears similarities to the Alcatel Idol 4s. It's certainly a departure from the traditional BlackBerry finishes we're accustomed to, but touts a premium finish with a glass front-and-back design held together by a metal frame. 

The $499 price tag offers quite a decent bang for the buck, and there are improvements across the board versus the mid-range DTEK50. There's a 5.5-inch display of 1440 x 2560 resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB RAM and 32 GB expandable storage. There's also a 3000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, 21-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel effort for selfies. Physical connectivity is taken care of by a USB Type-C port, and there's a rear-facing fingerprint sensor for authentication purposes. 

Speaking of which, it won't come as a surprise to learn that BlackBerry's latest handset is all about the robust, secure UX. Once again, the firm is unapologetically taking aim at the enterprise market, and the DTEK60 includes a secure bootloader, specialized DTEK app and Hardware Root of Trust. As ever, BlackBerry will ensure future security patches are rolled out post-haste, and other lock-down treats include Full Enterprise Mobility Management Support and FIPS 140-2 Compliant Full Disk Encryption. 

The software suite includes a bunch of BlackBerry's ususal suspects, including BlackBerry Hub and BlackBerry Calendar. Unfortunately, it will roll out with Android 6.0 Marshmallow in tow, though wheels are said to be in motion for a Nougat update in the near future. 

If you're interested, the DTEK60 is available from the official BlackBerry Store link at the source.

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DTEK60
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(26h talk time)

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96 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice! Top of the line, flagship specs, awesome, Secure BlackBerry Android Software, and a sweet price $499 to boot! And are those front firing speakers I see? They sure are. Can't complain about this baby, as it tics all the right boxes (except for a pkb. My personal preference, but not a deal breaker). My next handset, for sure. Kudos, BlackBerry.

8. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Just Perfect ! They learned from their mistake by not pricing it too high at start and then heavily discounting it just 2 months after .. Sony hasn't learned this still.. Just market the hell out of this phone and you have a clear winner ! Might even give a nice challenge to Google Pixel phones as well.. Blackberry might make a comeback afterall.. But still they could have choosen a better name

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don't mind the name, as long as the handset tics all the right boxes for me, and it does.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

"Might even give a nice challenge to Google Pixel phones as well.." I seriously doubt it.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

You would. But I don't. I'm sure he doesn't, either.

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Of course you don't. Doesn't take a fortune teller to see that.

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

And of course do. Doesn't take a mind reader to know that.

42. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well you lack a mind for them to read. Btw, you didn't finish that first sentence.

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

An idiot of your caliber has no leg to stand on when talking about "lack a mind...". Btw, you forgot to add the punctuation that should go after "Well".

56. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Pot meet the kettle. #Hypocrite

61. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

Bumburned detected because I told the truth. I would offer you aloe and a cool, damp cloth, but you've already depleted the monthly stash I set aside for you.

67. Mxyzptlk unregistered

More like you depleted your monthly stash from shoving BlackBerry devices into your bum along with your head.

72. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

Says the guy that married his iPhone and has relations with it every night while he stares at Tim Cook's shrine that he created in his mom's basement.

77. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're one to talk, swinging off Chen the Hen every night. You have no room to talk.

79. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

Says the guy that chokes down Cook the Crook every morning before breakfast, his sack firmly planted against your chin.

87. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Gee no wonder you're always talking about a cool, damp cloth with some aloe.

92. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yeah, I talk about it so much because you always have an injured bum.

54. nedimko_wot

Posts: 115; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

i will buy this since i came back to bb when priv came out and dtek60 for me is must buy

2. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I know in the past there have been a lot of people that have criticized Blackberry for pricing their devices too high, but I think the DTEK60 changes that narrative with the $499 price tag. It looks like Blackberry is also including a case and travel charger for those who buy it in the US. Also, I believe this has an AMOLED display unlike the LCD one found on the lower-end DTEK50. Will wait to see the reviews of this.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yep, it's definitely an AMOLED display, with soft-shell case and travel charger included. I'm eager for the reviews, as well.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I've been one of those who criticized BlackBerry for their ridiculous prices on their handsets. Especially the Priv when they tried to price it at a premium but couldn't match the value of other handsets such as FFSs and being universally unlocked. The DTEK at least has FFS which is a huge win in my book.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

"Especially the Priv when they tried to price it at a premium but couldn't match the value of other handsets such as FFSs and being universally unlocked." You forgot to add "IMO". You're welcome.

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A. I didn't ask you to remind me what I forgot since I never said it wasn't my opinion. B. You are the one who needs reminding to use imo since you like to shove your own comments in everyone's face. Like you're doing right now.

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

A) Just say "thank you". B) Pot, meet kettle.

43. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A. Make me. B. The goto response when you're defeated.

49. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

A) Lmao! There you go with your keyboard warrior act. Just name the time, date and place, dude. B) Nah, more like the truth, since you're the biggest hypocrite on this site.

57. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A. Like you would have the balls to show up, alpha. You're just a keyboard warrior. B. Pot meet the motherf-ing kettle.

62. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

A) Talk is as cheap as you are on 42nd street on a Friday night. Put up or shut up about it. Time. Place. Date. Name it. B) Right back at ya.

68. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A. You first, twit. You wouldn't have The balls to man up and not be a coward. B. It's true.

73. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

A) I knew that when I told you to name the time, date and place that you'd be a btch and punk out, lol. Thanks for making it so easy for me to prove how much of a coward you really are. B) Yes, it is true that you're the biggest hypocrite on this site. Thanks for admitting it.

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