The second Android smartphone from the Canadian handset maker is also quite affordable.
The BlackBerry DTEK50 is the second Android phone released by the Canadian smartphone maker. They have labeled it a “fleet device.” This refers to its appeal to enterprises providing smartphones to their employees.
So far, the new BlackBerry smartphone is being received as affordable and very well built.
At the same time, the BlackBerry DTEK50 has received applause for its high security level. This is particularly appealing when taking the affordable price tag into account. In fact, its price point has placed it within reach of a larger spectrum of consumers.
It is awkwardly called the DTEK50 – a name it received from the mobile security app launched last year. It is the first BlackBerry smartphone the company did not design. Instead, a TCL Communications design was selected and BlackBerry added its own tweaks. This also makes it the first of the company’s devices not to have its own name printed onto its face.
This makes the BlackBerry DTEK50 front appear as though it is a relatively anonymous device.
That said, when the user turns the smartphone over, it reveals a protective and textured rubbery back with BlackBerry’s logo. The back of the smartphone is meant to help to protect it while making it easier to hold without slipping. It also keeps the case free of fingerprints and smudges, for that matter.
The mobile device itself is not filled to the brim with flashy bells and whistles. Instead, it is modest and yet attractive with chrome accents on its grey and dark surfaces and edges. The screen features a handy coating that makes it oil repellent and scratch resistant. This has been an attractive quality in many Samsung and Apple devices. It makes the device look cleaner. However, it also helps to reduce the risk that someone will guess your password based on smudges left on the screen.
At the same time, very heavy users of the BlackBerry DTEK50 might want to make sure they keep an external battery pack handy. Though the built-in battery life is adequate for light or moderate users to get through a day, it will likely fall short for heavier users.