BlackBerry Ltd.’s identity crisis continues. This month marks its entry into one of the most competitive markets with low-cost Android phone – DTEK50.
The DTEK50 continues the security theme of its pricey predecessor, the Priv, but it comes with a much lower $300 price tag. It is also missing the thing that used to define BlackBerry hardware: the physical keyboard.
In fact, BlackBerry didn’t actually design the phone. The DTEK50 is essentially a rebranded Idol 4 by TCL, marketed under the Alcatel brand. BlackBerry brought in the software and tweaked some of the internal hardware to its specifications.
The DTEK50 bears little resemblance to the BlackBerrys of yore, and could be seen as yet another attempt to regain a piece of the company’s former glory (and market share). But BlackBerry says it is one of the most secure Android phones you can buy, and I found that it gives great bang for your buck, if you don’t mind some of its cost-related shortcomings.
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