BlackBerry DTEK60 up for pre-order for $699.99 CAD, unofficially

BlackBerry DTEK60 up for pre-order for $699.99 CAD, unofficially
BlackBerry has yet to officially introduce the DTEK60, its next high-end Android smartphone, but at least one retailer is now taking pre-orders for the device. Since the Canadian company didn't announced the smartphone we don't know the suggested retail price, but this authorized reseller offers the DTEK60 for a decent price.

If you're familiar with NCIX, you'll be pleased to know that the retailer is now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry DTEK60. If you want one, then you will have to come up with $699.99 CAD ($535) upfront, but keep in mind that the product can't be exchanged and no returns or refunds are accepted.

The phone is unlocked so you will be able to use it with more GSM network operators. It's also worth mentioning that NCIX claims the BlackBerry DTEK60 will arrive around October 11 and that the price is subject to change. The good news is you won't be charge for the phone until the ETA (estimated time of arrival) is confirmed by the manufacturer.

A couple of the phone's specs are listed by the retailer too, but they haven't been confirmed by BlackBery. For example, the DTEK60 is expected to boast a large 5.5-inch AMOLED display that supports Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) resolution.

The back side includes an impressive 21-megapixel camera, which is said to offer many advanced features such as phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash and HDR, while in the front there should be a secondary 8-megapixel camera for selfies.

There's no mention of the chipset inside, but rumors claim BlackBerry will pack a powerful quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Snapdragon 820 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage (expandable up to 256GB).

Last but not least, the DTEK is said to drain energy from a non-removable 3,000 mAh battery and it should offer a wide range of connectivity features like 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type C port and GPS with GLONASS.

BlackBerry is likely to unveil the DTEK60 in the first week of October, but an exact date for the announcement hasn't been confirmed yet, so stay tuned.

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178 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

Very interested to see this phone in action. As I said on another article, the sweet spot in price for me would have been $450, but for the high end specs and top notch BlackBerry software, I think it's worth the $530.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Totally agree. I wonder, to what degree is that slight curvature I see on the screen. Will this maintain BlackBerry Priv edge features?

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

I sure hope so. That would be sweet. I love the Productivity Edge on the PRIV.

29. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Yeah, the charging indicator was a good use of the edge display as well.

18. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1347; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Considering that right now what BB needs are sales, that seems to be a steep price for their device. $499 should be the top price even more so that it's just a rebrand of another phone which may be cheaper. When you're overshadowed you don't stand out by demanding a premium for something people are losing interest in.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're forgetting that BlackBerry isn't as focused on smartphone sales to consumers as others. As I mentioned below, they're focused on software now. These handsets are mainly an enterprise play and a showcase for their software, which is their strength. Enterprises can well afford the $530. However, $530 for top tier specs and software is a pretty good price. It still comes in plenty cheaper than today's flagships, while having the same specs.

135. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Are the Blackberry enabled Android devices govt certified? I wonder if these devices are able to be certified by overseas governments as well...

136. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's what BlackBerry has been working for all along with their version of Android. They are government certified, but they don't have as many certifications as BlackBerry's BB10 offerings. But BlackBerry has been pushing for that, as well.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

When I saw that price tag, I started laughing hard. They're really delusional now and I can't believe some people actually justify that price.

38. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

We were all having such an adult conversation until you came trolling about, kid.

43. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Can't even say blackberry without you coming in and throwing a hissy fit.

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

Can't even say BlackBerry without you trolling on through.

62. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Can't even say BlackBerry without him chasing you, seeking for your attention.

63. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly! Mxy is my own personal PA stalker.

80. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Actually, you attacked me.

94. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

I told the truth about you, yes, but you've been stalking me across BlackBerry articles.

153. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No I haven't.

160. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

The lies you tell.

79. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Pot, meet the kettle.

78. Mxyzptlk unregistered

See, you can't even come up with your own response. Clearly you are defeated.

97. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's mxy code for: "Meanest just put me in my place with my own words."

154. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You wish.

161. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

No need to wish when it's the truth.

119. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I hear "blackberry" from you more than I hear it from meanest. LOL

71. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 2014

I am pretty sure you mistook it for the US dollars.

74. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

Knowing mxy, he read "BlackBerry" and "$699" only and then decided to post without even reading the rest of the title, let alone the article.

81. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I didn't. It converts to about $550, which is still costly.

88. Justlooking

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

I think you sometimes like to troll, but I got to give it to you this time. 400-450 should be the target they need sales to get back into people's minds and overcharging like always is not going to do it... Yes 550 is a laughable price.

115. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

156. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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