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BlackBerry announces latest Android device

DTEK60 features BlackBerry’s renowned security software

High-resolution display, fingerprint sensor, longer lasting battery, and customised convenience key among key highlights.
High-resolution display, fingerprint sensor, longer lasting battery, and customised convenience key among key highlights.

BlackBerry has announced the latest in its series of Android smartphones, DTEK60.

As part of BlackBerry’s transition towards a device software licensing strategy, the DTEK60’s hardware is manufactured by TCL and comes equipped with BlackBerry security software.

DTEK60 is the second device in the DTEK series of Android smartphones. Security features include 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, COO and general manager of mobility solutions at BlackBerry. 

Key features available on the DTEK60 include, fingerprint sensor, BlackBerry Intelligent Keyboard, the BlackBerry Hub for consolidating messages from email, calendar, social or phone calls in one place.

The DTEK60 features a 5.5” Quad HD display, expandable memory with support for micro SD cards up to 2 TB, an 8MP front facing camera and a 21MP auto-focus rear camera and a 3000 mAh battery.

The DTEK60 supports BlackBerry’s suite of EMM applications and secure productivity solutions, including: WatchDox by BlackBerry for secure file-sharing, Good Work for business-class email and collaboration tools, Strong Authentication by BlackBerry as a VPN solution, SecuSUITE for Enterprise for secure voice and instant messaging communication, BBM Protected for encrypted messaging and BES12 for secure cross-platform management.

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