Check out these official videos about the BlackBerry DTEK50

If you were away from civilization earlier today, you might have missed the big news. BlackBerry has officially introduced its second Android phone, called the BlackBerry DTEK50. DTEK, as you might recall from its inclusion on the BlackBerry Priv, is an app that monitors the safety of your phone. The new DTEK50 also features the app (it would have a weird name otherwise) and BlackBerry insists that it is the most secure Android phone in the world.

What it doesn't have is a physical QWERTY keyboard. And as we've been saying now for weeks, it is a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4. Of course, there are special BlackBerry features found with the DTEK50. One is the virtual QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard learns how you type the more you use it. Adding a suggested word is as simple as a flick of the finger. And gesture controls have you navigating your way around the handset like a fireman heading to a four alarm fire.

With the BlackBerry Hub you can put all of your phone calls, email, social media notifications, scheduling alerts and SMS messages in one place. Gesture controls allow you to delete, snooze, flag, file, mute, and mark read/unread. With Instant Action, users can execute the following actions quickly:

  • Making a phone call (phone, dial, call followed by a phone number/contact name)
  • Sending an SMS (sms, message, msg, or text followed by a contact name and message)
  • Sending an email (email, mail followed by a contact name and message)
  • Playing music (play followed by a song, artist, or album name)
  • Opening Google Maps for directions (map)
  • Creating a note (note or memo followed by a title)
  • Creating a task (task or todo followed by a title)

BlackBerry Device Search scans your phone for content. And the BlackBerry Convenience Key, found on the right side of the device, can be programmed by you to open your most used app. It is up to you to decide what to do with the button.

BlackBerry has released a number of videos about the DTEK50 which you can view by clicking on the video slideshow below.

source: BlackBerry

Related phones

  • 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)



1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Meh, nothing exciting, but good option for small businesses...

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I was expecting better.

15. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

When I heard about $300 / mid-range, I was expecting SD 625 w/ 64GB of RAM, like Asus Zenfone 3

17. Obádárà

Posts: 217; Member since: Nov 02, 2015


14. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Nexus and Galaxy S/Note is much better option for small businesses.

16. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I wanna buy it as it has Alcatel, but rooting it and the development of it makes me say no no :(

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm not a BB guy, but I like the simplistic executive look of this phone. I also like that it has some side bezel. The Note 5 looks great with the thin side bezels, but it's a nightmare to use one handed without a case (for me at least). BB is not going away anytime soon.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21811; Member since: May 28, 2014

Looks sweet. The touches and refinements that BlackBerry has added to Android makes their secured Android handsets a pleasure to use. Eager to see what drivel the "usual suspects" will recycle on this articles comments section.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Too bad it's only GSM unlocked and not universally unlocked. Blackberry would reach far more users that way.

7. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Well! I use XIAOMI products via gearbest !! And in front of RN3 and MI MAX its nothing!! Snap617 does overheating even on moto G4+ so! No go !! Give us snap650/52 thn we will talk!

12. Subie

Posts: 2356; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Thanks for posting these videos Alan! After watching them I'm looking forward to reading, or watching some reviews on this phone.

18. fyah_king unregistered

It's so hard to put sd 650/52 in the phone?

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