BlackBerry Launches Latest Android Phone Targeted at Enterprise Users

BlackBerry does not plan on building any more its own smartphones, but here’s at least one branded release from the Canadian company: the DTEK60.

The device’s operating system is Android and the hardware was manufactured by TCL. But it’s a BlackBerry phone in the sense that it is secure and enterprise-focused.

It provides enterprises and organizations with full access to the Android ecosystem and higher-end specs to help power productivity. It comes equipped with all the security features that BlackBerry’s Android OS devices have, including best-in-class security patching and the DTEK by BlackBerry app that allows users to monitor and control their privacy on their phone.

“With the DTEK60, BlackBerry continues to focus on our strengths: state-of-the-art software and security solutions. When you see our logo it means security, from our class-leading enterprise software to devices secured by BlackBerry software,” said Ralph Pini, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry.  

The DTEK60 features a fingerprint sensor, intelligent keyboard, 21-megapixel camera, 5.5-inch screebm and 3,000 mAh battery that BlackBerry claims can last up to 24 hours of “mixed use.”

The phone is $500 in the US and $650 in Canada.

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