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BlackBerry introduces 'most secure Android smartphone'

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, October 27, 2016  /  02:09 pm
BlackBerry introduces 'most secure Android smartphone'

BlackBerry is currently transitioning from being a hardware company to solely focusing on software. The company will license its software rights to other firms. (BlackBerry/File)

Following rumors of its plan to release a new Android-based smartphone, BlackBerry has finally introduced the DTEK60, a device that is said to be "the world's most secure Android smartphone". 

An improved version of its predecessor, the DTEK50, which was released in July, the smartphone features a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB RAM and 32GB in internal memory, an Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, a 21 megapixel front camera, a USB-C port, a 3000 mAh battery and metal casing with dual glass panel finishing. 

In addition to a fingerprint scanner, the device also boasts other security-related software such as Secure Bootloader, Hardware Root of Trust and DTEK. BlackBerry has also said it will release security updates more quickly than any other Android-based phone brand.

(Read also: BlackBerry, once a phone innovator, to stop making its own)

As reported by kompas.com, information on the product's availability in Indonesia is not yet available. However, the company is said to be targeting business and government institutions in marketing the DTEK60, although retail consumers will also be able to purchase the phone priced at US$499.  

BlackBerry is currently transitioning from being a hardware company to solely focusing on software. The company will license its software rights to other firms. After the DTEK60, the company's products will be fully developed by other companies that own the brand license. (fmn/kes)

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