BlackBerry launches branded smartphone in HK

Computerworld Hong Kong staff
23 Nov 2016
Daily News

BlackBerry has launched a new branded smartphone, the Android-based DTEK60, in Hong Kong.

The DTEK60 is the second device in the DTEK series of Android smartphones. BlackBerry launched the DTEK50TM in Hong Kong in September.

In line with BlackBerry's decision to stop producing its own smartphone hardware, as announced in September, the device was manufactured and partly designed by China's TCL. BlackBerry is providing its enterprise messaging and security software.

The DTEK60 includes a fingerprint sensor for unlocking the devices and authorizing purchases, an intelligent keyboard designed to learn from users to increase accuracy and speed, the BlackBerry Hub for consolidating messages and a customizable convenience key providing quick access to commonly-used applications.

The device has a 5.5” Quad HD display, an 8 megapix front and 21 megapixel rear camera and a battery life that supports up to 24 hours of mixed use.

It comes preloaded with BlackBerry's full suite of enterprise mobility management and secure productivity solutions, and supports advanced security features including a secure boot process, Android OS hardening and full disk encryption.

“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,” BlackBerry COO Ralph Pini said.

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