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BlackBerry's next Android smartphone, the DTEK60, appears in FCC filing

By Shawn Knight
Sep 27, 2016
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  1. Update: There is no next Android phone for BlackBerry. Only a day after this leak, the company has officially announced it's done making smartphones to focus solely on software. More information here.

    The original story follows below.

    Product leaks originate from a variety of sources but perhaps the most frustrating of all is when it’s your own fault. That’s exactly what happened last week when BlackBerry for a brief time accidentally published details regarding its as-yet-announced DTEK60 smartphone.

    The handset has made yet another appearance, this time in the form of a filing with the Federal Communications Commission. The filing depicts a device measuring 75mm wide and x 153mm tall with a diagonal measurement of 162mm.

    The BlackBerry DTEK60, the successor to the DTEK50 (a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4), will be the Canadian handset maker’s third Android smartphone following the BlackBerry Priv and the aforementioned DTEK50.

    BlackBerry’s blunder last week revealed that the DTEK60 will feature a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 driven by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB or RAM and Adreno 530 graphics. The phone will also pack in 32GB of local storage, a 21-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel selfie cam, a fingerprint reader, USB Type-C connectivity and a 3,000mAh non-removable battery.

    While impressive, CrackBerry notes that the DTEK60 will likely be another rebranded device – perhaps the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro or the TCL 950.

    No word yet on when BlackBerry plans to officially announce and subsequently launch the DTEK60 although the FCC filing suggests it’ll arrive sooner rather than later.

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  2. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 930   +354

    In my cynical world I wonder if these kinds of product leaks are nothing more than gaining a little free advertising. Nothing as exciting as discovering what is supposed to be secret and it also give a heads up to those who might be interesting in buying such a device
     
  3. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,319   +709

    I'd say about one in three are intentional.

    Also, it amazes me that Blackberry isn't even smart enough to have an accessory like the Samsung Keyboard Case.
     
  4. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,101   +345

    if you need a keyboard you buy the Priv
     
  5. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,319   +709

    PRIV is a joke. Limited functionality compared to any other phone. You can't even backspace a single character.
     
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  6. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,101   +345

    can you provide examples of this limited functionality compared to other andriod phones?

    unable to backspace a character? I will check this on a work priv shortly.
     
  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,058   +645

  8. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,101   +345

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