Is there still a scope for a new BlackBerry smartphone? Maybe in Canada and a few other places like Indonesia where BlackBerry still has a major fan following, but not so much in other places. But this is not going to stop BlackBerry from launching another smartphone tomorrow – the BlackBerry DTEK60 if we are to believe the reports.
The smartphone is said to be an immediate successor of DTEK50, which though impressive to a certain extent, hasn’t been really a great smartphone for BlackBerry. Leaks after leaks have been hinting at an eminent release of the DTEK60, but BlackBerry continues to refrain from making an official announcement and chances are that the Canadian smartphone company will be launching the smartphone without hosting a massive event. This is understandable considering that the company has already called it quits from the smartphone manufacturing business and hosting a huge event just after such an announcement just weeks after making such strategic decision doesn’t really go down well.
Leaks have been giving away the existence of the DTEK60 – first by BlackBerry itself, then the pre-order pages, and then a retailer from Germany. It might just be the case that BlackBerry DTEK60 was planned much earlier than the recent strategic decision and few hundred thousand units may have been manufactured as well and so there is no other option for BlackBerry but to release the smartphones and get rid of whatever inventory it can.
Whatever may be the case, BlackBerry fans will still love this smartphone considering there are quite a few features in the new DTEK60 and the most welcomed feature could be addition of the fingerprint sensor. Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor will be powering the smartphone with Adreno 530 GPU taking on the graphics action helped by 4GB RAM. In the storage department things are not over the top with 32GB onboard storage. While it is enough for most users, those who intend to make full use of the 21-megapixel rear camera and a 8-megapixel front camera may find the storage low. microSD card slot will help here.
While color information about the DTEK60 hasn’t bee made available by any of the sites, black is one color that is popping up everywhere. Battery will be a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh one with standby backup of up to 336 h in 3G and talt time of up to 26 h (3G). While it is just a matter of day, if actually it happens, before the DTEK60 breaks cover officially, we do not believe that the handset will do wonders for BlackBerry.