The BlackBerry Priv didn’t go well, but still, BlackBerry hasn’t given up. They’re going to release their new smartphone called BlackBerry DTEK50 next week. This new smartphone from BlackBerry is definitely going to be better. Unlike Nokia, Blackberry ditched their own operating system and started using Android. BlackBerry Priv was the first Android smartphone from BlackBerry.
BlackBerry made a decent move in shifting to Android. If you compare the latest updated BlackBerry OS with Android, you’ll notice that BlackBerry’s OS is not even near Android in terms of performance, applications, and popularity. BlackBerry last updated their OS more than a year ago.
Google’s Android OS has been accepted by many companies such as Samsung, Huawei, LG and many more. One of the main reasons for BlackBerry’s shift to Android is because of the number of applications. Currently, the Google Play Store has more than 2 million applications. The Google Play Store is rapidly growing with new apps added every day. On the other hand, BlackBerry’s App World have measly 234,500 apps and games (up till 2014).
The BlackBerry Priv came out in 2015. But unfortunately, Blackberry Priv didn’t go very well. It was a high-end smartphone with a hefty price tag to compete in global markets with Samsung and Apple. But still, despite its specifications, the BlackBerry Priv was a bit pricey. BlackBerry Priv had a price tag of $699 while Apple’s iPhone 6S had a starting price of $650. According to the BlackBerry, the Priv only sold 700,000 units.
But still, despite all the hiccups, BlackBerry is going to launch their new smartphone next week. According to the company, it will be the world’s first most secure Andriod smartphone. BlackBerry DTEK50 will have built-in malware protection with the ability to backup/restore data. The phone will also encrypt user’s data. It will be available at a very decent price of about $429 at stores in Canada tomorrow.
BlackBerry DTEK50 Specifications:
- OS: Andriod 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
- Display: 5.2-inch 1080p screen with a scratch-resistant glass.
- Processor: Octa-Core processor (1.5GHz Quad-Core + 1.2GHz Quad-Core)
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chipset
- RAM: 3GB RAM.
- Cameras: 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash and 8MP front camera with LED flash.
- Internal Memory: 16GB expandable internal memory.
- Battery: 2160mAh battery with fast charging support.
- Connectivity: 4G LTE & Bluetooth 4.2 supported.
The BlackBerry DTEK50 has pretty decent specs for its price. And yes, the BlackBerry DTEK50 won’t have a traditional BlackBerry keyboard like the Priv. It seems like BlackBerry has learned from their mistakes. The BlackBerry DTEK50 will hit the markets next week. Till then, stay tuned to GeeksULTD.