Prior to this week, the only place Canadians could secure themselves a BlackBerry DTEK50 was through BlackBerry’s official ShopBlackBerry.com online store. That changes today with a number of national and regional carriers adding the smartphone to their device lineup.
BlackBerry’s second Android-powered smartphone is heading to Rogers, Bell, Telus, Wind Mobile, Videotron, and SaskTel. The no-term, unlocked price from BlackBerry is $429 but through carriers consumers can purchase the phone for $449 outright, or as low as $0 on contract.
The DTEK50 features a 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display, Snapdragon 617 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable by an extra 2TB with a microSD card), Android 6.0, and a 2610 mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 2.0.
In addition, the DTEK50 is the thinnest BlackBerry ever created at 7.4 mm. It also features a 13-megapixel auto-focus camera with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
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