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BlackBerry launches DTEK 50, DTEK 60 in India

While BlackBerry DTEK 50 will retail at 21,990; the DTEK 60 is priced at Rs 46,990. The company also announced a new distribution partnership with Optiemus.
BlackBerry DTEK 50, 60

The Canadian tech giant BlackBerry on Monday brought its new Androidpowered smartphones, the DTEK 50 and DTEK 60 in India.

According to media reports, while BlackBerry DTEK 50 will retail at 21,990; the DTEK 60 is priced at Rs 46,990. The company also announced a new distribution partnership with Optiemus.

“BlackBerry has now has four pillars: enterprise solutions, technology solutions, secure messaging and secure handsets,” explained BlackBerry India head Narendra Nayak, according to a report in The Indian Express.

Alex Thurber, senior VP for global device sales, said the company takes its tag line of securely connecting the world very seriously. Now, this function spears across all operating systems and platforms and is not limited to BB OS like before. “What you have on your phone is your life,” Thurber said to underline the importance of privacy these days.

The report said the new DTEK phones come with inbuilt cryptographic features along with a secure boot-loader and the DTEK app that secures the apps downloaded on it. “At the end of the day your are interacting with the software and that is our expertise.”

The DTEK 50 has 3GB RAM and 13MP rear camera and 5.2-inch full HD display. It is a value phone aimed at the mid tier, said Thurber, accepting that the Priv was too expensive for most users.

The company also announced a new distribution partnership with Optiemus, one of the larger players in the Indian mobile ecosystem. The company has a joint venture with Vistron for manufacturing and is also distributor for Samsung and Plantronics.

BlackBerry DTEK 60 has  5.5-inch Quad-HD display and is powered by Snapdragon 820 processor. The smartphone is powered with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal memory (expandable up to 256GB). It sports a 21MP rear PDAF camera with f/2.0 aperture, which is also the highlight of the device. The front camera is 8MP. There’s a 3,000mAh battery under the hood with Quick Charge 2.0 technology. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.

 

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