Blackberry DTEK50 (Mid-Ranger)

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by nviz22, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. nviz22 macrumors 68040

    nviz22

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    Blackberry announced a new phone today for an affordable price:

    http://shop.blackberry.com/store/bb...lickID=b6kdm6esnggfvld1ynum1g6ggz6mkfnvyvylnv

    $299 USD unlocked with free power bank. Here are the specs below:

    5.2 FHD screen
    Snapdragon 617 processor
    3GB of RAM
    13 MP rear/ 8 MP front facing cameras
    Android 6.0
    16gb of storage + SD Slot
    2610 mAh battery
    Quick Charge 2.0 Micro USB Standard
    NFC

    It includes Blackberry HUB apps and Android. A great device for the price of $299. Competes with the Moto G4/G4 Plus, Nexus 5X, Alcatel 4S Idol (whatever it's called, nomenclature is too weird lol), and other midrangers $299-$349 USD.
     
  2. nfl46 macrumors 603

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  3. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 68040

    nviz22

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    Probably since the Alcatel/RIM rumors came out recently. Nothing wrong with it as long as the asking price isn't absurd. Solid phone for what it offers.
     
  4. cube macrumors G5

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    Blackberry could indeed build something worse than an Android phone: an Android phone with the worst name ever.
     
  5. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yes, just rebranded and with BB skin on android.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 27, 2016 ---
    The new Moto G and G Plus have been getting very dodgy performance issues and both use the 617.
     
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  8. Cole Slaw macrumors 6502a

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    Having no touch ID makes it undesirable to me. I'm too used to that feature now.
     
  9. frankgrimes macrumors 6502a

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    For that pricetag I'm getting the OPO 3 with a Snapdragon 820, 6 gigs of RAM and a decent camera.

    I like Blackberry (my second phone is the Bold 99) but they've really lost all focus and are now trying to throw different things at the wall and see what sticks. With encryption basically being available for every phone nowadays and the endless options with rooted phones I don't think you can make it even more secure.

    But man that name is for sure....something else very interesting
     

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