Popular Canadian company, BlackBerry Ltd launched its third Android-based phone on Tuesday, said to be the last phone from BlackBerry family.
BlackBerry who lost most of the market to Apple and others,, last month said it planned to completely outsource the development of its smartphones to focus on its more profitable business of making software and managing mobile devices.
So this newly launched Android smartphone — BlackBerry DTEK60 — would be the last smartphone for which BlackBerry buys components itself, which carries a heavier risk if it does not sell well.
BlackBerry DTEK60 is the most powerful Android phone in the company’s arsenal. The device, which has a 5.5 inch touchscreen, will be priced at $499.
BlackBerry DTEK60 comes with Android v6.0 Marshmallow, 4 GB RAM, powered with Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor. Features 21 MP primary camera with dual-LED flash and 8 MP front facing camera. DTEK60 possess 32 GB internal storage and can be expanded up to to 256 GB. Phone comes with 3000 mAh non-removable battery and also supports Quick Charge 3.0.
BlackBerry launched its first Android device, the high-end Priv, in November last year and followed it with the much cheaper DTEK50 in July. The company last month wrote down $137 million of phone inventory and supply commitments.