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Blackberry announces DETK50, a secure $299 Android phone

Jason Cross | July 27, 2016
The company says it's 'the world's most secure Android phone,' but is that enough to spur sales?

The story behind the story: Once a mobile powerhouse, BlackBerry has fallen on hard times. The Priv was supposed to turn the company around, but suffered poor sales. By taking an existing design and focusing on BlackBerry's strengths in security and manageability, it's able to field a much more affordable option. It's possible that this is the way forward for the company, but I predict the market will shrug off this device as well. BlackBerry may eventually stop making hardware altogether, instead focusing on its expertise in security and device management as a software and services company.

 

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