BlackBerry has revealed that its latest Android smartphone – the BlackBerry DTEK50 has landed on more Canadian carriers – giving users the choice to get the enterprise security laden smartphone through their preferred carrier.
Powered by a stronger Android, protected by security at the chip level, providing data protection through government-grade FIPS 140-2 encryption, featuring enhanced control over privacy and frequent OS updates for better performance, the BlackBerry DTEK50 has been pegged by the Canadian smartphone manufacturer as a device ideal for businesses in the current bring-your-own-device regime.
The DTEK50 was initially only available through a couple of carriers in Canada, but the company has recently revealed that it is now available through almost all carriers including Bell, Rogers, and Telus.
BlackBerry DTEK50 has been pegged as a solution to a host of security issues of enterprises and businesses, privacy issues of its users. If you run a small or midsize business (SMB), you know the struggle of doing the work you want to do – innovating and growing your business – while keeping track of the business-critical, yet mundane, things that demand your attention. You’re no doubt spread wide and thin trying to keep all the wheels of accounting, human resources, sales, marketing, IT, etc. moving in the same direction.
Mobility is a special challenge for SMBs. If you’re running a small business, you’re probably outsourcing IT to a consulting firm that is charging you every time a problem with an employee’s smartphone crops up. And midsize businesses’ IT staffs are overextended – provisioning, managing, and supporting employees’ mobile devices are just more boxes on their very long to-do list.
You can’t overlook the huge mobile security threat from your employees bringing devices onto your network to maintain access to their business apps, data, and communications. If you’re like many SMBs, you’re not enforcing IT security policies – if you even have them.
You’re wide open for data loss (and the associated fines) if employees click on a phishing email, leave an unencrypted device at a restaurant, download a malware-laden app, or turn off authentication because it slows them down.
And, with cost pressures being what they are, you probably don’t have the IT budget for a top-of-the-line, end-to-end security suite to lock down how, when, and where employees can use their smartphones – or the IT staff to manage it, even if you did. BlackBerry says DTEK50 is the answer.
BlackBerry also claims that as many as 90 per cent of Android devices from this perspective are insecure and that’s the reason why nearly 90 per cent of executives are worried that the security measures put in place by companies aren’t enough to protect them from hackers or malware.
BlackBerry’s answer to this is the BlackBerry DTEK50 backed by years of its enterprise security experience. Beyond security, the DTEK50 has been pegged as a highly productive phone that helps professionals do more while on the move.
As mentioned earlier, the specificaitons of the DTEK50 aren’t that great, but what lacks in specifications is being covered by security says BlackBerry. The 1080p 5.2-inch display is more than enought for your smartphone given that even some laptops don’t have those levels of screen resolution. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor aided by 3 GB RAM is just about enough for all the processing requirement of a smartphone and will easily handle all your multitasking needs.
While the onboard storage might not be top of the line at 16 GB, the microSD expansion slot will get you another 256 GB of space and that’s effectively adequate. There have been reports about low battery life, and so you might want to check a few reviews for that.