BlackBerry Ltd. today announced that its latest Android OS-powered smartphone, the DTEK50, is now available for pre-order.
Touted as a secure Android mobile device, the midrange “all-touch” offering does away with a physical keyboard and represents the Waterloo-based vendor’s BlackBerry’s second smartphone powered by Android, following the PRIV.
The new device will come equipped with the Android Marshmallow 6.0 operating system; DTEK50 combines BlackBerry’s security and privacy features with “the full Android experience,” the company said, adding the product is suitable for enterprise fleet deployment.
Priced at $429.00, the device will be available in Canada via carriers including Rogers, Bell, Telus, Wind, Videotron and SaskTel.
“DTEK50 adds to BlackBerry’s lineup of secure smartphones, providing choices to our customers with different price points on both BlackBerry 10 and Android platforms,” said Ralph Pini, chief operating officer and general manager, devices, BlackBerry, in a statement.