BlackBerry has now begun the rollout of the September Android security update according to a new post on the BlackBerry Knowledge Base. Once downloaded and installed, you should see your security patch level change to show September 5, 2017, or later.
Daniel of Android Central just published his review of the DTEK50 from BlackBerry, and they call it a solid smartphone with a focus on security.
They feel that the DTEK50 isn't a great phone, but it's not a bad phone either.
After releasing a beta Android update for the Priv, BlackBerry is now doing the same for the DTEK50. Those who have opted in to the BlackBerry Beta Zone will receive a notification that an update is available.
The update weighs in at around 435MB and serves as the September security update for...
Chris of The Verge just published his review of the BlackBerry DTEK50, and he felt there were better phones to buy within the $300 to $400 range.
- Monthly security updates
- Near-stock Android software
- Nice display and speakers
- Unimpressive performance
Engadget has provided everyone a quick review of the BlackBerry DTEK50 and gives it a 74/100. The devices pros include a solid build quality while being inexpensive. The cons include the occasional software hiccups, and unimpressive battery life.
This month it was discovered that there were 4 vulnerabilities within Qualcomm's code that effects Android smartphones with its SoCs.
Google says 3 out of the 4 vulnerabilities are already patched, but the last patch won't go out until September's monthly update. BlackBerry is already on top of...
Lanh just published his review of the BlackBerry DTEK50 and he admits that it's great for those who need security on a fixed budget.
- Good, albeit very familiar, design
- Lots of useful software features
- Security is a big priority
- MicroSD card slot
- Lackluster camera
A review of the BlackBerry DTEK50 notes that it's natural to go into the purchase not expecting much, but the device is better than expected. The review is referencing its middling spec sheet and price tag in that regard. Despite its weak-on-paper specs, the device is said to perform well overall.
Chris of Engadget just published his hands-on preview of the BlackBerry DTEK50 and he started to enjoy the device the more he used it.
He feels the DTEK50 is a great business move as it enables BlackBerry to release a new smartphone without spending a ton of money.
A hands-on of the BlackBerry DTEK50 highlights that it doesn't do much unique. It's essentially a PRIV without a keyboard and a much lower price tag, says the writer. As such, unless security is your main concern then there is tough competition for the DTEK50 available.
BlackBerry officially announced the DTEK50 today and there are already a couple of websites that will let you pre-order it.
If you're a fan of Unlocked Mobiles, or Clove UK, then you can pre-order your BlackBerry DTEK50 with a shipping date between August 1st and 5th.
The Verge has posted initial hands-on impressions of the BlackBerry DTEK50. They note that the hardware is hardly original and it doesn't do anything special in that regard, however BlackBerry's commitment to security -- including going as far as encrypting the chipset and promising day-zero...
BlackBerry today announced the DTEK50. The device costs $299 and pre-sales for it begin today.
The BlackBerry DTEK50 is a mid-range handset with a Snapdragon 617 chipset, 5.2-inch HD display, and more.