BlackBerry DTEK60 now available for pre-orders in the U.S. for $499.99 from B&H


UPDATE: The link to the BlackBerry DTEK60 pre-order page is no longer functional. We'll update the post once we learn if pre-orders are to resume soon.

The latest Android powered BlackBerry handset, the BlackBerry DTEK60, can now be pre-ordered from New York electronics store B&H. The retailer is accepting these pre-orders at its store in New York City at 420 ninth Avenue, and from its online store. Because of the Yom Kippur holiday, pre-orders placed online now won't be processed until this coming Thursday morning, October 13th. The physical store is currently closed until Thursday morning.

Turning to the phone itself, this is a higher-spec'd handset than the BlackBerry DTEK50, which BlackBerry calls the safest Android handset available. Based on the TCL 950, the DTEK60 includes a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. A Snapdragon 820 chipset is under the hood with a 2.15GHz quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of internal storage. Those seeking additional memory can access a 2TB capacity microSD slot. The BlackBerry Productivity & Security Suite is included with Android 6.0, and the BlackBerry Convenience Key makes the application of your choice just one button tap away from opening.

A 21MP rear-facing camera includes PDAF laser auto focus, and an 8MP front-facing camera takes selfies and handles video chats. The 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on. A Type-C port is included, and Android 6.0 is pre-installed. This model is unlocked and works with T-Mobile and AT&T in the states, along with a number of smaller and pre-paid carriers. The BlackBerry DTEK60 is available in your favorite color, assuming that your favorite color is black.

The DTEK60 can be pre-ordered for $499.99 from B&H. There is free expedited shipping, although the actual release date is unknown. If you pre-order through B&H now, you will receive a BlackBerry Rapid Travel Charger, and a BlackBerry DTEK60 Soft Shell Case (Black) for free. That is a $49.98 value tossed in just for the hell of it.

If you're interested in pre-ordering the BlackBerry DTEK60, click on the sourcelink.

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source: B&H

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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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84 Comments

1. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Pretty sweet looking phone. Hopefully it sells well.

33. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Surprise, Surprise... This is the first time that BB device does not feel overpriced. I'm eager to see if BB brand and their security can sell this device especially at this price.

34. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Surprise, Surprise... This is the first time that BB device does not feel overpriced. I'm eager to see if BB brand and their security can sell this device especially at this price.

37. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I'm going to wait for the actual BB website

2. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

This is what the Pixel should have looked like. Now it just looks like htc a9 with a glass plate on the back and weird looking camera

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and should priced at...

78. nedimko_wot

Posts: 115; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

well i think pixel will be an epic failure just like note 7

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21742; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is a sweet looking phone with some great, top of the line, flagship specs. Add BlackBerry's great software and this sweet $499 price tag, and you've got a great handset right here.

4. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

No CDMA again

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21742; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don't think BlackBerry is releasing this handset on any U.S. carrier, including GSM ones, even though their unlocked handsets do support all GSM bands. And CDMA carriers don't show much support for BlackBerry these days, anyway. Look at Verizon with their lack of updates with the PRIV. Cue the imp from the 5th dimension and his "universally unlocked is holier than thou" schtick.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's why I'm a big advocate for universally unlocked phones. Much more open and more options.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21742; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, right on cue. Anyway, universally unlocked won't do much good if you can't use all of the features that the network offers.

41. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think we have established that Verizon is a terrible carrier. My point still stands.

45. meanestgenius

Posts: 21742; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nothing that you just typed disproves what I posted. As usual.

52. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Nothing you say can change the fact that universally unlocked phones are more user-friendly because they can be used on any carrier. Dude get over it.

57. meanestgenius

Posts: 21742; Member since: May 28, 2014

And there's nothing that you can say can change the fact that: CDMA is dying, and will take universally unlocked with it. GSM is the world standard, and will continue to be. It's used in far more handsets than universally unlocked will ever be. Universally unlocked handsets can't take full advantage of network features. Get over it.

75. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Dumb@$$, in case you weren't aware, CDMA is still very much alive. Unless I see top OEMs like Shamesung and Apple stop making CDMA phones, your comment about CDMA being dead is moot. It's inaccurate. Not true, so stfu about it being a world standard because the US is part of the world. Get over it.

79. meanestgenius

Posts: 21742; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! I touched your nerve good, fckboy. And CDMA is dying as we speak. You can try and deny it all you want, it still won't make it any less true, whether Samsung and CR@pple make them or not. It's dying. That's a fact. The largest CDMA carrier in the U.S. is going to dead it's CDMA network in four years, and that's coming from the horses mouth, Verizon. Now EAD and get over the FACT that GSM is the WORLD standard, even WITH the U.S. being a part of the world, as there are more GSM users in the U.S. than there are CDMA users. Get over it.

25. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I'm with you on this one.

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Of course you are. You're a follower.

49. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah I do follow you for some entertainment.

53. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The puppet follows the puppetmaster.

58. meanestgenius

Posts: 21742; Member since: May 28, 2014

No wonder you always follow me around BlackBerry articles, little puppet.

5. Diego!

Posts: 866; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

It seems to have front facing stereo speakers! Cool!

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If that's the case, awesome. Any phone with dual FFS is a huge win in my book.

20. Diego!

Posts: 866; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

They are very tiny but you can definetely see them there

54. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The Alcatel OneTouch Idol had some awesome speakers for a budget phone. This would put the phone in worthy territory.

31. Subie

Posts: 2345; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

These JBL speakers face the back too. So you should be able to hear it whether the phone is facing up or down on a table. The idol 4 and TCL 950 are this way too of course.

6. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Waiting on Michelle(Mxy) and Pentakitty to come trolling along. Shocked they're not here already.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21742; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, you read my mind, BobbyD.

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