BlackBerry DTEK60 hands-on: Higher-end specs, nice looking hardware and trusted security

DTEK60 is the second device in the DTEK series of secure Android smartphones from BlackBerry.

When the DTEK50 was originally announced, I admit my personal interest level in the device was rather low. After getting my hands on one, though, that changed. As it turns out, for me, the DTEK50 is great and I chose to use it over my Priv but as the news of a the DTEK60 started to eek out, I began to think about how I would like something similar to the DTEK50 only with higher specs. That's exactly what the freshly announced DTEK60 brings to the table and more. I've spent some time with the DTEK60, not enough for a full review as of yet, but enough to share some of my initial thoughts on the device.

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Marty Beard discusses DTEK60, BlackBerry's overall software strategy and the Enterprise of Things

As part of the DTEK60 launch, BlackBerry COO, Marty Beard sat down with Christine Chen to discuss the latest newest member of the DTEK series, BlackBerry's overall software strategy and the Enterprise of Things. Although the webinar only lasts a little 20 mins, Beard managed to pack a lot into the conversation, and you'll certainly want to check it out if you haven't caught it as of yet.

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 CrackBerry is giving away a brand new DTEK60! Enter now!

The BlackBerry DTEK60 has been officially announced and just like always when a new device is announced, it's time to go ahead and give one away to a lucky CrackBerry reader! Make sure you read the full details at the bottom of the page to get in on this giveaway and good luck!

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Digital Offers: Jumpstart your IT career with this certification bundle for $60!

Getting started in the IT field can be difficult at the beginning. There is so much that you should know, so many certifications that you will want to have, and it can get quite expensive in a short amount of time. You could spend lots of money and time to learn the basics and get started, or you could do it in your free time at an affordable price.

For just $59 you can get started with this bundle that offers all the information you need to get a bunch of certifications under your belt. Many spend that $60 each month on things like coffee, fast food, and other frivolous stuff, so why not put it towards getting these five certifications?

With this bundle you can train for these certificates:

  • CompTIA A+ certification is widely in demand globally, as it offers the initial momentum to get into the technology vertical
  • CompTIA Network+ certification accelerates professionals to leap high in the technology vertical
  • CompTIA Security+ SYO-401 will accelerate professionals even further
  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials, Cloud + certification is a globally recognized certification in IT service management
  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials Professional certification demonstrates one's knowledge on cloud from a business & technical perspective

Normally priced at over $4000, this huge 98% savings is something you won't want to pass up. You'll have the materials you need to get tons of certifications and jump start your IT career. The information can be accessed online or on your phone, and it will be available for two years, so you can study at your own leisure.

If you are seriously considering a change in careers, you'll want to grab this bundle at just $60 instead of its regular $4100 price tag.

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BlackBerry DTEK60 specs

BlackBerry DTEK60 specs

What's inside the BlackBerry DTEK60?

Continuing their Android efforts after the BlackBerry Priv and the DTEK50, BlackBerry has now announced their latest Android smartphone known as the DTEK60. An all-touch higher-end device, the DTEK60 leverages the partnership with TCL and as such is similar to that of the TCL950 with some small key changes.

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BlackBerry announces the latest in its series of secure Android smartphones, DTEK60

BlackBerry has now officially announced the latest in its series of secure Android smartphones, DTEK60. Offering a larger high-resolution display, fingerprint sensor, long lasting battery, 21-megapixel camera, DTEK60 comes loaded with all the security features that BlackBerry's Android OS devices have. DTEK60 is the second device in the DTEK series of Android smartphones and is a part of BlackBerry's transition towards a device software licensing strategy – which allows it to focus on putting "the smart in the phone" – the DTEK60's hardware is manufactured by TCL.

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BlackBerry DTEK60

Annnnd, now it is gone once again. It still appears in search results but can't be added to your cart.

Staples Canada just can't seem to keep the DTEK60 under wraps. After the initial listing for the device was removed, it has now once again returned to Staples Canada website and is available for pre-order despite having yet been made official by BlackBerry. The pricing for DTEK60 remains the same as before it was removed, and is set at $699.99 CAD with an expected delivery time of 3-5 business days but it notes it won't ship until November 7. If earlier rumors hold true, we should see an official announcement soon from BlackBerry but you can get a bit of a jump by pre-ordering from Staples right now.

Pre-Order the BlackBerry DTEK60 from Staples Canada

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - BBB100-1

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - BBB100-1

If you missed your weekend dose of BerryFlow, you can now go ahead and get yourself caught up. This week, we dig through the news of the BlackBerry 'Mercury' turning up on Geekbench, BlackBerry's latest software updates, and new ad campaign. Plus, we take a closer look at the interesting keyboard authentication patent that recently popped up from BlackBerry and much, much more! Go ahead and check out the video or snag the audio.

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Grab this BlackBerry Priv smart leather flip case for $26.95 today!

Looking for an easy way to protect the front and back of your BlackBerry Priv, but don't want to miss any notifications. If so, BlackBerry's smart leather flip case is a great choice. The flip case can easily cover the front or flip behind to just cover the back, and when it is closed there is a window to view notifications through it. Today you can score one for just $26.95.

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iGrann for BlackBerry 10 updated with improved performance and direct message support

For those of you out there using iGrann or iGrann Pro for Instagram, you'll be pleased to know both apps have now been updated through BlackBerry World. This time around, it's more of a return of previously removed features rather any new features being added.

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This person wants a DTEK60 so bad they're willing to trade a car

Look, I know there are a lot of folks out there wondering where the DTEK60 is and can't wait to get their hands on one but this person on Craigslist pretty much takes the cake. If you happen to be in possession of three DTEK60's and want to get your hands on a 2001 Volvo T5 V70 FWD wagon, they've got just the trade offer for you. It's a USA model and only has 193,000 miles on it. Could be quite the deal, if you can get your hands on three DTEK60's that is. BlackBerrys for clunkers?

Thanks, Matt!

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The CrackBerry app for Android is smoother now, and uses less battery!

Yep. It's true. We tested it. The latest update to the CrackBerry app for Android is now rolling out through the Google Play Store and overall, the app will run much smoother now, and use less battery!

Hello! It's been awhile. But we have not been at rest. No, sir! We've been diligently adding the following great features:

  • Change Dark Background to true black (helpful for OLED screens)
  • Remove Play Services App Invites functionality
  • Update SDK to Nougat
  • Added Open Source Attribution
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Yeah, the last one sounds generic, but the app should run much smoother now, and use less battery!

As noted, we've made a few other changes within but the big one is the whole running smoother and using less battery fix. If you already have the app downloaded, you should be seeing an update available. If you've not given the app a go as of yet, no time like the present.

Download the official CrackBerry app from the Google Play Store

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Unable to integrate a Yahoo! Mail account on your BlackBerry? Try these fixes!

Having issues with being able to integrate your Yahoo mail on your BlackBerry? You're not alone. The issue has arisen for plenty of folks in the CrackBerry Forums recently due to some changes made at Yahoo.

Unfortunately, there is a multitude of reasons an email address can't be added. Fortunately, though, a new BlackBerry Knowledge Base article takes them all into account so that you can handle the issue with whatever one best relates to your situation.

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BlackBerry Link is not supported on macOS Sierra or Windows 10

Lately, in the CrackBerry Forums, there has been an influx of folks having issues with using BlackBerry Link on macOS Sierra and Windows 10. The problems range anywhere from the app simply not opening to it crashing to it not synching items correctly.

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October's BlackBerry Android software updates are full of treats!

After having spent some time in the BlackBerry Beta Zone, October's BlackBerry Android software updates are now rolling out to everyone. This time around, there's updates for Hub+, Camera, Keyboard, Password Keeper and more!

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Everybody who has a computer, PC or Mac, knows that eventually, you're going to run out of space on your hard drive. Photos, documents, videos, music, presentations, notes, memos, and everything else, all eat away at the precious storage space. Of course, when your hard drive is full, you then have to spend a ton of time going through all your files and deciding what you can delete; it's a giant time waster. That's why cloud storage services are so popular today.

Unfortunately, cloud storage comes with its own problems. Most cloud storage services cost a subscription fee every month, meaning you will be paying for it for the rest of your life! Plus, some don't offer enough storage for people who really need it. It can all seem a little hopeless; however, iMore Digital Offers has the solution!

Zoolz Complete Cloud Storage: Lifetime Solution offers you easy access, to cloud storage for the rest of your life, with no monthly subscription fee; pay once and forget about it!

You can get Zoolz Complete Cloud Storage: Lifetime Solution for only one payment of $39! That will literally save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars that you would be wasting on monthly payment over the course of your life.

Never worry about having not enough space, because with Zoolz Complete Cloud Storage: Lifetime Solution you get 500GB of instant cloud storage and another 500GB of cold cloud storage. That's a whole terabyte of data, that's more than some entire computer have.

Here are just some of the great features that you can look forward to with Zoolz Complete Cloud Storage: Lifetime Solution:

  • Store 1TB of data for life with no additional costs.
  • Have your data encrypted with military-grade 256-AES encryption.
  • Quickly and easily select the files you want to store with Smart Selection.
  • Retrieve stored files instantly, or in approximately 3-5 hours from Cold Storage.
  • Enjoy backup scheduling, bandwidth throttling, icon overlay, file retention and more.

Stop panicking every time you need to save a new file to your computer and get cloud storage that truly works for you. With no monthly fees, 1TB of storage and data encryption, Zoolz Complete Cloud Storage: Lifetime Solution will give you the peace of mind you need.

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Save $16 o this DTEK50 smart flip case today!

Save $16 o this DTEK50 smart flip case today!

Want to keep the front and back of your DTEK50 safe but not miss out on any notifications? If so, BlackBerry's smart flip case is a great addition to your phone. It has a small window that lets you view your notifications while the case is closed, and right now you can grab one for just $18.95, a savings of $16.

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Hub+ Services with Facebook Messenger integration update now available

If you're part of the Hub+ Services beta this won't be anything really new to you but, if you're not part of the beta program, the latest Hub+ Services update is now available and brings along with it Facebook Messenger integration for the BlackBerry Hub. Aside from the Facebook Messenger integration, BlackBerry only noted 'bug fixes and performance improvements', so let us know in the comments if you spot anything else new.

Download BlackBerry Hub+ Services from Google Play

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BlackBerry kicks off new ad campaign to spread the word about their software pivot

Ever since their Q2 Fiscal 2017 earnings report, BlackBerry has been busy pushing the message hard that software is the new BlackBerry and to help further spread that word, the company has now kicked off a new ad campaign using print and digital online ads through the the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. As highlighted in a new post from Chief Operating Officer at BlackBerry, Marty Beard, we'll be hearing about BlackBerry a lot more in the very near future.

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