Blackberry has stopped using the proprietary BlackBerry operating system ever since the companies jumped to Android for the BlackBerry PRIV
back in 2015.
So, you may still see Android phones from BlackBerry, like the BlackBerry Priv
It may not be as cheap as other handsets like the OnePlus 3, but at least it's not as ridiculously expensive as the $700 BlackBerry Priv
Essentially, the smartphone seems to be a toned down version of the BlackBerry Priv
, which also had the DTEK app, and pretty much the same features.
An unnamed high-level AT&T executive told (https://www.cnet.com/news/blackberry-priv-may-have-done-worse-than-we-thought/) CNET : "The BlackBerry Priv
is really struggling.
BlackBerry launched the BlackBerry Priv
in India earlier this year with a 5.4-inch 1440p AMOLED display and curved edges.
Unlike the BlackBerry Priv
, the DTEK60/50 does not come with a physical QWERTY keyboard and looks a lot like any regular Android smartphone.
India, June 7 -- BlackBerry Priv
, the first Android powered device by the company, is witnessing slow sales volumes globally, with only 600,000 units sold in Q4 2015, as against a company projection of 850,000 units.
The affected devices include Blackberry Priv
, Blackphone 1 and Blackphone 2, Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6 P, HTC One, HTC M9, HTC 10, LG G4, LG G5, LG V10, New Moto X by Motorola, OnePlus, OnePlus 2, OnePlus 3, Us versions of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung S7 Edge and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
While the BlackBerry Priv
has not been a massive hit, it did to BlackBerry what it would possibly have hoped for - get the company off to a start again, years after the iPhones and Androids took over.
The Android Marshmallow update for the BlackBerry Priv
, will allow users to turn app permissions off at any time via DTEK and still continue to use the app.
But it hopes to capturing some of that share back with its Blackberry Priv
, an (http://www.ibtimes.com/blackberry-heads-2016-renewed-confidence-following-privs-promising-launch-2257788) Android smartphone , which it marketed to the enterprise market with its physical keyboard and secure data features.
, the company's first foray into the world of Android, was an attempt by the business phonemaker to revive its dipping smartphone sales.
That's largely because the biggest selling point of the BlackBerry Priv
is the keyboard, and if you love physical keyboards, you probably already have a BlackBerry.