Hands-on review: Updated: BlackBerry DTEK50

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Update: We’ve updated our hands on BlackBerry DTEK50 review with some more findings as we put the handset through our in-depth review process. Full review will be live very soon!

The BlackBerry DTEK50 is the world’s most secure Android smartphone, or so says the Canadian firm. It’s certainly not a bad claim as concerns over personal security on mobile devices has never been higher, and the DTEK50 looks to play on that insecurity in people’s minds by offering solid specs with enhanced protection.

BlackBerry has fallen away dramatically from the days when its Curve and Bold handsets, with BBM at their hearts, ruled the mobile roost. Over the past four years the Canadian firm has seriously struggled to stay relevant in the ever accelerating smartphone world.

The rather awkward DTEK50 name – which comes from the DTEK security app which comes pre-installed on the handset and its big brother, the BlackBerry Priv – doesn’t do anything for the phone’s street appeal and gives a decidedly business tone from the offset.

Wondering where 50 comes from? It’s just a continuation of BlackBerry’s numbering scheme – Q5, Q10, Z10, Z30. It’s now deemed a jump to 50 is the next logical step.

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