BlackBerry’s New Android Device – The Dtek 50 What to Expect

BlackBerry is switching to the Android OS since it’s BlackBerry 10 OS is struggling to keep up with the trends in the smartphone industry.

The Device named the DTEK 50 will sport a
5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 617 processor, 3GB of RAM,
16GB of storage(expandable up to 2TB via microSD) and Android
6.0 Marshmallow. The 135g phone also comes with a 13MP rear-
facing camera and an 8MP front-facing flash camera, the only
downside to the specs is the battery, which has a 2,610mAh
battery capacity
The device is built by Alcatel even bears a similar
resemblance to the Alcatel idol 4s. Also, check out some of the
features that make the DTEK 50 the most secure smartphone:

Rapid Security Patching: BlackBerry has a record of being
the quickest to deliver security patches, setting the bar in
incident response and patch management to protect your
device from malicious threats.

DTEK™ by BlackBerry App: Enables users to automatically
monitor their OS and apps to know when their privacy could
be at risk and to take action to improve it. The DTEK app
also tracks applications and notifies you when someone is:
taking pictures or videos without your knowledge, turning
your microphone on, sending a text message, or accessing
your contacts or location.

Hardware Root of Trust: BlackBerry’s manufacturing
process uses a proprietary technique that adds security
from the start, allowing for the tracking, verification, and
provisioning of DTEK50.

Secure Boot Process: Starting with the root of trust, each
stage of DTEK50’s secure boot chain must first verify that
the next component is fully intact before proceeding,
ensuring your device has not been tampered with since the
last restart.

Android OS hardening: BlackBerry provides additional
security patches, improved random number, address space
generation and certificate pinning to make it more difficult
for attackers to target a device by scrambling application/
system memory.

FIPS 140-2 Compliant Full Disk Encryption: Protects your
private information, like pictures or bank information, from
being stolen if you were to lose your phone

The Device is to sell at $299.

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