BlackBerry Announces DTEK60, Latest Android Device with BlackBerry’s Industry Leading Security Software

It’s OFFICIAL! DTEK60 has been announced and is available at today. Click here to order your DTEK60 bundle today. You get the following items in the bundle: DTEK60 Smartphone, DTEK60 Soft Shell, Black, RC1500 Rapid Travel Charger (USA/Canada).

DTEK60 Offers Larger, High-Resolution Display, Fingerprint Sensor, Long Lasting Battery, 21MP Camera and Customized Convenience Key

Availability and Pricing

Starting today, DTEK60 is available to purchase from in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands for $499 USD ($650 CDN, €579 and £475). Availability of DTEK60 in additional global channels and countries will be announced in the coming weeks.

Go here for the full listing of the details and information about the release.

DTEK60 Features:

  • Stunning 5.5” scratch resistant Quad HD AMOLED Display
  • 21MP auto-focus rear camera and 8MP front camera with flash
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Fully Android
  • Access to over a million apps from Google Play TM
  • Convenience Key
  • 2TB microSD card support
  • BlackBerry Security that protects the private details of your life from being hacked


  • LTE Advanced, with speeds up to 300 Mbps for data downloads
  • FD-LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20, 29
  • HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5, 8
  • Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE



Baseline Software Support: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Size (LxWxD): 153.9 mm x 75.4 mm x 6.99 mm

Weight (w/battery): 165g

Model Number: BBA100-1

• Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit Quad-Core (MSM8996 with 64 bit Quad-Core 2+2 Kryo 2.15GHz / 1.6GHz)
• Adreno 530, 624MHz GPU

• 4 GB RAM
• 32 GB Flash

Expandable Memory:
• Hot swappable microSD memory card (Up to 2TB)

• 534 PPI AMOLED display
• 2560 x 1440 Quad HD resolution
• 24-bit color depth

Screen Size:
• 5.5” diagonal
• 16:9 aspect ratio

Rear Facing Camera:
• 21MP auto-focus
• 4K HD Video Recording at 30 fps
• 720p HD Video Recording at 120fps
• Phase Detect Auto Focus (PDAF), Fast focus lock
• 6-element f2.0 lens
• Dual Tone LED Flash – Enhanced photo color balance
• 4x digital zoom
• Continuous & touch to focus, face detection, video image stabilization
• Full manual controls
• Panorama, Burst, Live Filters
• Multi-frame Low Light Enhancement

Front Facing Camera:
• 8MP Fixed-Focus, f2.2
• 1.125um pixel size
• 84° wide angle/field of view lens
• HDR, Live Filters, video image stabilization
• 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
• Selfie Flash
• Wide Selfie Mode (also known as Selfie Panorama)
• Multi-Frame Low Light Enhancement

• Image formats: BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, WEBP
• Audio & video encoding/decoding: MPEG-4, AAC+, AAC-LC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, DivX, EVRC, FLAC, H.263, H.264, H265/HEVC, MIDI, MP3, OPUS, PCM, QCELP, VC-1, VORBIS, VP8, VP9, WMA, WMA 9/10, WMA Pro, Xvid, eAAC+
• Streaming protocols: HTTP(S) Progressive Download, HTTP(S) Live Streaming (HLS) version 3, RTSP (RTP, SDP)

Pre-Loaded Apps:
• BlackBerry Applications: BlackBerry® Keyboard, BlackBerry® Hub, BlackBerry Calendar, Contacts by BlackBerry, Notes by BlackBerry, Tasks by BlackBerry, BlackBerry Camera, BBM®, DTEK™ by BlackBerry®, BlackBerry Device Search, BlackBerry Launcher, BlackBerry Services, BlackBerry Help, BlackBerry Password Keeper, Microsoft exFAT Technology for BlackBerry, BlackBerry Content Transfer, Yahoo!® Finance
• Android Applications: Gmail™, Hangouts™, Google Chrome™, Google Drive™, Google Maps™, YouTube®, Google Play™, Google Photos, Messenger (SMS)

Alerts & Notifications:
Tone, vibrate, on-screen or red LED indicator (some notification options are user configurable)

All-touch screen, with intuitive gesture based navigation

• On screen BlackBerry® Keyboard
• Contextual auto-correction, next-word prediction and a personalized learning engine that gets to know the way you type with on screen flick typing orseamless flow typing.

Dedicated Keys:
• Volume Up/Down, Lock (Power On/Off)
• Customizable BlackBerry Convenience Key usable as Mute Key when on an Active Call

Device Compatibility

Voice Input/output:
• Integrated dual speakers and dual microphones
• Hands-free headset capable
• Bluetooth headset capable
• Integrated Hands-Free Speakerphone
• Headset: 3.5 mm stereo

Ports and Connectivity:
• USB Type-C. USB 2.0 fully supported with standard USB Type C to USB Type A cable; USB OTG

Power Adapter
• +9V DC / 1.67A AC power adapter, OMTP Compliant
• QC3.0 Enabled – Compatible with QC3 Chargers

• 3000 mAh 4.4V non-removable battery
• QC3.0 Enabled

Battery Life:
• Mixed Usage: Up to 24 hours Δ
Δ 24 hours battery life is based on mixed usage scenario. Many factors affect battery life including but not limited to network, transmission environment, battery age, usage, location software and feature configuration.

• LTE Advanced, with speeds up to 300 Mbps for data downloads
• FD-LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20, 29
• HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5, 8
• Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE

• 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
• 802.11 a/n 5GHz
• 802.11 ac 5GHz
• 4G Mobile Hotspot
• Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth Support:
Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy (LE) and EDR

• Assisted, Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS
• Support for User Plane and Control Plane GPS
• GLONASS, BeiDou Support
• Pre-loaded Google Maps
• E911 Supported

NFC technology is used to create a connection to share information between your BlackBerry device and other NFC-enabled devices or NFC tags. Features on DTEK60 that use NFC technology include Android Beam, Tap and Pay, and Tap and Go.

Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Hall Effect

SIM Interface
• Nano SIM card (4FF)
• Supports 1.8V and 3.0V cards

Temperature Parameter
• Handheld – Operating: 0 to 35°C / 32 to 95°F
• Handheld – Storage: -20 to 35°C / -4 to 95°F
• Travel charger – Operating: 0 to 35°C / 32 to 95°F
• Travel charger – Storage: -30 to 70°C / -22 to 158°F

• HAC Rating: M4 T4
• Google TalkBack screen reader for audible output
• Face-to-face video chat with Google Hangouts
• Google Now voice assistance to answer questions and perform actions
• Magnification to zoom in or zoom out
• Closed Captioning support
• High contrast text, color inversion and color correction
• Certain models rated for use with hearing aids – View Ratings

(Learn about ratings for hearing aids)

• And more – Learn more about BlackBerry accessibility solutions and Android accessibility features




Kevin Button

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  • Alan

    DTEK60! Sounds like an awesome phone. I like the fact that it comes with 4GB of Ram, and the 8MP front camera. Looking forward to the reviews.

    • RedFoxOne

      Yep. Everything is top notch. And the price is also very competitive.

  • SipoKapumba

    Haters will pick on Marshmallow as a negative.