BlackBerry released a new smartphone today — its second handset designed and built externally as the company focuses more on its security software.
China-based firm TCL Corporation designed and manufactured the DTEK60, an Android-powered device that runs BlackBerry-developed software.
The phone’s predecessor, the DTEK50, was launched three months ago and was the result of BlackBerry’s first such partnership with TCL.
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The new phone sells for 650 dollars Canadian and boasts a bigger screen, longer battery life and a camera with greater resolution than the DTEK50.
There is still the possibility of one last BlackBerry-designed phone with a physical keyboard appearing on store shelves, but it is unclear if or when the company will launch that device.