At the beginning of the month we posted an article on rumors about BlackBerry coming out with three possible devices running Android code named Neon, Argon, and Mercury. Today the device with the code name Neon has shown up on BlackBerry’s website for pre-orders.
Neon’s real name turns out to be DTEK50 and it looks very similar to Alcatel’s Idol 4 which came out earlier this year. We already know that it’ll be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but with BlackBerry’s own tweaks to the Android OS. BlackBerry Hub is already installed on the device like the rumors pointed to, so you’ll be able to have all of your things in one convenient place. Security is still a big deal at BlackBerry, so the DTEK50 automatically scans the apps and OS on the phone to make sure your privacy isn’t at risk. On top of that security, the phone will also look at your applications and notify you when someone is accessing your contacts location, taking photos or videos when you aren’t, sending a text message, and turning on the device mic.
The phone is sports a 5.2 inch full HD (1920 x 1080) display, Snapdragon 617 64-bit octa core processor, 16GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 2TB, 3GB RAM, 13MP rear facing camera/8MP front facing camera, and a 2,610mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 capabilities providing a 50 percent charge in 51 minutes.
Other features the phone comes with are:
BlackBerry understands that every second counts and convenience is key. That’s why DTEK50 comes with a customisable BlackBerry® Convenience Key. With the press of a button, the Convenience Key provides quick access to your most used applications, tasks and more. The Convenience Key is also usable as mute key when on an active call.
BlackBerry Intelligent Keyboard
DTEK50 features a smart keyboard designed to learn from you and increase your typing accuracy and speed. The BlackBerry® Intelligent Keyboard learns and provides word suggestions as you type, that include up to 3 languages of your choice, letting you flick them into place for faster conversations.
BlackBerry Pop-Up Widgets
allows you to view any app widget by simply swiping up or down across the icon on your home screen.
If you’d like to pre-order the device, just visit the Blackberry website and be on your merry way on getting BlackBerry’s newest handset with a bonus portable battery pack.
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