BlackBerry debuts May sale with deals on Android smartphones


As some of you may already know by now, BlackBerry discontinued some of its smartphones in the United States such as the Passport, Priv, and Classic. However, the DTEK50 and DTEK60 are still up for grabs for those who want a BlackBerry handset running Android OS.

Moreover, BlackBerry is running a sale on both its DTEK50 and DTEK60 smartphones, as well as some accessories, which have their prices reduced by 50%.

Depending on your location, you'll be able to purchase either of the two Android-powered handsets made by BlackBerry for different prices. For example, the DTEK50 costs $229 (regular $299), while the DTEK60 is $460 (regular $499) in the United States.

However, customers in Europe will be able to grab the DTEK50 for €270 (regular €339) and the DTEK60 for €509 (regular €579). Furthermore, the DTEK50 costs £220 (regular £275), whereas the DTEK60 sells for £425 (regular £475) in the UK.

Lower prices for both DTEK smartphones and BlackBerry accessories are available in other leading markets such as Canada, France, and Germany, so it might be worth checking them out.

Related phones

DTEK50
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2610 mAh(17h talk time)
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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13 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Two very capable smartphones, especially the DTEK60, which provides flagship hardware and stellar software at a price that's less than its flagship counterparts.

2. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Nice phones at great price. Dtek 60 is steal for what it offers.

3. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3163; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Out with the old and in with the new. The torch, no pun intended, has been passed. Still love my Priv though.

4. tokuzumi

Posts: 1947; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Dtek 50 is a pretty amazing phone too. I bought one for my mom, and I've used it a little bit. It works rather well. Pretty snappy, and a decent camera.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Generally Blackberrys aren't known for having good cameras.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Very true about the DTEK50. The camera's on BlackBerry devices have been improved since the PRIV, and camera reviews about the KEYone say it's much better than the PRIV and DTEK devices.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Generally speaking, sites like dxomark are good, but they are certainly not the best way of determining whether a smartphone has the best camera or not. Hence why some people fall back on saying the Priv has a great camera.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Generally speaking, sites like DxOMark are the go to sites for mobile camera reviews without the bias. Much more reliable than some YouTube user who interjects his/her personal feelings into it, and not remaining objective, especially in comparison reviews. Some people tend to use YouTube as a reference so they can cherry pick.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The DTEK60 is a great phone, but $30 is not a major price cut. Stop being cheap, blackberry.

8. docdevices

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

The DTEK60, I must say, is "cheap" enough as far as price is concerned. One gets so much in the way of a flagship smartphone with the DTEK60, at a much less cost when compared to other flagship smartphones of similar caliber. This is an indisputable fact.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree, I think the DTEK60 is a heck of a phone. My main gripes with it is the storage size and the fact that it only has bands for T-Mobile and AT&T. It doesn't support Sprint and Verizon. That's why I think it should be a little lower than the current -$30 sale price

12. docdevices

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

The storage capacity means naught when one can increase said storage capacity via MicroSD card to a whopping 2 terabytes. It would seem that you are just nitpicking in order to find something negative to say about a BlackBerry smartphone. The DTEK60 has bands for all GSM networks, and not just T-Mobile and AT&T. I must also add that I agree wholeheartedly with the "CDMA is dying" crowd. CDMA is a relic. A remnant of a bygone era that is not even worth expanding, hence why CDMA network carriers are abandoning it in favor of the more robustly used GSM networks. It's still around, yes, but it won't be for too much longer. Even Verizon is having newer hands for its network on its VoLTE network, as well as supporting GSM networks, to a degree. The DTEK60 is "cheap" enough, and need not go any lower for what it offers.

13. JohnGrant

Posts: 46; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Sweet deals! I'm saving my nickels for the DTEK60, I want that device BAD, but I'm still a little short. Hopefully the deals will be extended for a couple more weeks.

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