Get your love a DTEK50 or DTEK60 at a great price with BlackBerry's V-Day sale

Get your love a DTEK50 or DTEK60 at a great price with BlackBerry's V-Day sale
BlackBerry's online store is offering a Valentine's Day special on the BlackBerry DTEK50 and BlackBerry DTEK60. These are two handsets produced by TCL that were both re-branded to add the BlackBerry name, the BlackBerry version of Android with Hub and other special features, and a convenience key. Can you think of a better way to express your feelings than by giving your significant other one of these handsets?

In the U.S., the DTEK50 is getting a 13.3% or $40 discount to $259. The DTEK60 is receiving a 10% or $50 haircut to $449. Here are the prices in other countries:

  • ShopBlackBerry Canada - DTEK50 now available for $344 regular $429. DTEK60 now available for $597 regular $650.
  • ShopBlackBerry UK - DTEK50 now available for £255 regular £275. DTEK60 now available for £442 regular £475.
  • ShopBlackBerry France - DTEK50 now available for €296 regular €339. DTEK60 now available for €513 regular €579.
  • ShopBlackBerry Germany - DTEK50 now available for €296 regular €339. DTEK60 now available for €513 regular €579.
  • ShopBlackBerry Europe - DTEK50 now available for €296 regular €339. DTEK60 now available for €513 regular €579.

The DTEK50, which is a revised Alcatel Idol 4, features a 5.2-inch LCD screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Snapdragon 617 SoC  is under the hood carrying an octa-core 1.7GHz CPU, and the Adreno 405 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of internal storage (10GB available to the user). A 2TB capacity microSD slot is available for those seeking additional storage. On back is a 13MP camera, and an 8MP wide-angle selfie snapper is in front. Keeping the lights on is a 2610mAh battery, and Android 6.0 is on board.


The DTEK60, based on the TCL 950, is equipped with a 5.5-inch display carrying a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The Snapdragon 820 chipset powers the handset, which means it contains a quad-core 2.15GHz CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage. Those seeking additional storage can access the 2TB capacity microSD slot. And yes Virginia, this model does feature a fingerprint scanner. On back is a 21MP camera rockin' an aperture of f/2.0. In front, the device features a wide angle 8MP shooter for selfies and video chats. A 3000mAh battery keeps the hamster wheel spinning, and Android 6.0 is pre-installed.


If you don't mind not getting a price cut, BlackBerry's online store is also offering the Android powered BlackBerry Priv ($499), the BlackBerry 10 driven BlackBerry Passport in black ($349), the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition ($399 but currently out of stock) and the BlackBerry Leap in Shadow Gray or White ($199). The latter also has BlackBerry 10 pre-installed. If interested, click on the appropriate sourcelink.



source: BlackBerry (US|UK||CAN|FR|GER|EUR) via Crackberry

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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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61 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The DTEK60 has ffs and a fps, something new to Droidberry handsets. I wouldn't mind the DTEK60. I just wished it was universally unlocked.

2. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Well can you not unlock it by paying extra? Surely in Europe they all pay an extra €40 for unlocking.

6. Subie

Posts: 2427; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

He means having it be CDMA as well a GSM capable too.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

See Subie's comment. Universally unlocked means having the bands for CDMA and GSM. In the US, CDMA is still used by Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular. Having a phone with all carrier bands is a huge plus.

5. andynaija

Posts: 1265; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Whats ffs and a fps?

7. Subie

Posts: 2427; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Front Facing Speakers, and Finger Print Scanner. That's my best guess :)

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Correct. As Subie says, ffs is front firing speakers while fps is fingerprint scanner.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yeah, what Subie said. MDCHO is right, though. BlackBerry Android devices have have had both front and back facing speakers since the summer of 2016 with the DTEK50. Although technically, they've BlackBerry Android devices had front facing speakers since the PRIV, which came out in November of 2015, with it being just mono as opposed to duo. Only the fingerprint scanner is new to BlackBerry devices with the DTEK60.

11. Subie

Posts: 2427; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

BTW, how do those dual JBL speakers sound on the Dtek60?

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

Speakers on the DTEK60 are awesome. Great sound quality.

28. Subie

Posts: 2427; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

That's great to hear.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If the more credible youtubers are to go by, I think amazing is the best way to say it.

33. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The 60 is the same as the Idol 4S with Windows and I can tell you those speakers are phenomenal. The camera is a weak spot with the Windows unit but I'm quite sure it's the app itself. The Lumia algorithms don't play nice with non-Microsoft devices.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Blackberry has not have front firing speakerS, with an s. Mono, which is on the Priv and not dual as incorrectly said, isn't enough if you ask me.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's "BlackBerry has not *had....", NOT "BlackBerry has not have....", as you erroneously typed. And I mentioned that it was mono, so in essence, I corrected myself.

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh I'm sorry Grammer Officer. Please don't write me a ticket. But you said it was dual before that, so in essence you were wrong.

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, calm down and stop being so salty because I corrected you. It's not that serious. And I corrected myself. It's called reading comprehension. You should try it sometime.

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Funny how that works. Had it been me correcting you, you would have accused me of picking a fight. And I would have to go get the butthurt report form again. You're a blackberry shill, so you shouldn't have to try and correct yourself even though you're really just trying to backtrack.

41. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

Clearly you're the one that needs the butthurt report form, as you're crying like a spoiled brat now over something so small. And what's even funnier is had I taken a cheap potshot at you like you did to me with your commet #23, you'd still be here crying like a spoiled brat. You're an inbred trolling Apple shill that trolls whatever he doesn't like, as well as trolls the people that likes what he doesn't like "just because", and who spews willfully ignorant comments on devices and OS's that he's never ever used, only to backtrack when he's called out on it.

44. Mxyzptlk unregistered

My comment wasn't a cheap potshot. I merely corrected an obvious error. You're welcome btw. I'm not the one who continues to fight the good fight and cry over and over again until he gets the last word in. But you are also a troll who is also a blackberry shill that attacks anyone who says anything about blackberry and who admitted to having aliases in order to fight the good fight. Of course you will backtrack as you normally do.

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

Cut the BS. If your comment wasn't a cheap potshot, then mine wasn't an attempt to pick a fight. You're just in need of that butthurt report form to fill out because I corrected an obvious error made by you. No thanks necessary. Just doing my part to help out the illiterate. And you are the one that trolls constantly and posts willfully ignorant comments about things that you don't like, and then cries like spoiled brat when you get called out over it. You're an inbred trolling Apple shill that attacks anyone that says anything that you don't agree with about Apple and anything positive about BlackBerry, Samsung, Android, LG, Google and Motorola. You also create multiple faux accounts that everyone here knows is you. You also post willfully ignorant comments about tech that you've never ever used, and you even admitted it, as well as well you admitting to being a troll just because other people troll. But of course, you'll backtrack, deflect and deny the truth that I just posted, like you always do.

50. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You just like to cry about everything. You've been doing it every since you created your MG account after getting the other one banned. Stop being so defensive and get over it. You were wrong and I had to correct you. You should be thanking me. First of all you inbred blackberry shill, you always claim I've never used the tech I talk about. You just don't want to admit that I have experience with smartphones other than the iphone. Just get over it. And you are the one who admitted to having aliases. You even said that you were not new here right after you made your current account, you know the one you had to make after your alpha account was banned. Right back at ya because you're going to do the same.

53. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

You certainly like being a lying, cowardly keyboard warrior, because you never man up to your BS. But that's something you've done continuously, including with your banned alphagenius account that you created mere hours after you were "limited" . Stop being so defensive and get over it. You're grammar absolutely sucks and I corrected you on it. You should be thanking me. You're an inbred trolling Apple shill who's teeny tiny brain that I obviously occupy too much space in, which is why you continue to "adopt" my words and phrases. You've never used the tech you talk about, and you already admitted to never ever using BB10 or BlackBerry Android handsets. Don't lie and backtrack now. And you're the one who not only creates aliases to further your trolling agenda, but you even admitted to making willfully ignorant comments about devices that you've never ever used because of your feud with me. In other words, you troll BlackBerry in an attempt to get at me. And you make other faux accounts like "batmite" and "TheRealGeniusOne" that everyone knows are you and have called you out on it, as well as you having other banned faux accounts like your jakelee account. Like I predicted, you're backtracking, deflecting and denying the truth.

56. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Whatever man. You're just rambling now. Just get over the fact that I had to correct you on something blackberry related. It's eating you alive, which explains the massive amount of butthurt. Might want to consider filling the form out and getting over it. As for you projecting your faux accounts on me, you're the one who admitted to having aliases. Newsflash, you were limited then as well. Suppose that's why you made your broken English jplightning account. I haven't forgotten about that one, cornball. You wish. The only thing you're equivalent of is the stuff I drop into my toilet. You're still whining about that one comment I made to Crispin. Get over it. Unless my Nexus 6P stops functioning, I see no reason for me to jump to another device again. Cry me a river, jplightning. Stop rambling and protecting. It's not healthy. Just like you are.

59. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

Funny how you always say someone is rambling when they've pegged you spot on. Or, it could be that you're just illiterate and can't read. Probably both. You didn't correct me on anything, as I corrected myself. But don't deflect from the fact that I had to correct you on your horrendous grammar, once again, or from the fact that I have to constantly correct your ignorance. And we both know that those are your faux accounts. Everyone does. You're the one that's admitted to having aliases here. That's why you continue to create them, like your TheRealGeniusOne account that you created so you could be more similar to me, or your batmite account that you created so you could show your blind devotion to your god Apple even further, proving that you truly are an inbred trolling Apple shill. I don't need to wish anything. It's absolutely true that I occupy so much space in your head, that it's a shame that you haven't charged me rent yet. And why are you trying to deflect from the fact that you admitted to Crispin that you make willfully ignorant comments on BlackBerry articles just because of your little feud with me, proving that you only make comments here to troll and seek my attention. You don't have a Nexus 6P, so you don't have to worry about it not ever working, batmite. Stop denying the truth for once and quit it with your deflecting and projecting, for once. It only makes you look like more of a lying idiot. You spelled "I am" like "you are". Don't worry, I just fixed it for you.

12. Furbal unregistered

Got mine yesterday. So far so good. Camera could be better but liking everything else very much.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

Glad that you're liking the DTEK60. I like the camera on it, and the PRIV. They take pretty good pictures. Not at the level of Samsung, LG, or Apple's current flagships, but the pics are good.

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Camera is a strong suit on blackberry devices.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Isn't*

34. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Get off Verizon, Sprint or US Cellular. They're raping you on their plan pricing anyway so just go GSM like the rest of the world. CDMA is going to be history within a couple of years anyway so you may not have to wait too long to get universally unlocked.

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