BlackBerry unveils its last-ever home-made smartphone

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Mock BlackBerry at your own risk, because it’ll only end up pulling itself out from six feet under and releasing an above average smartphone, albeit with a below average name - the DTEK60.

The all-too-familiar rise and fall of BlackBerry is back in the news - but is it rising again? It certainly seems so, with the DTEK60 looking about as buffed out with top-notch specs as you would expect of a late 2016 smartphone. Coming in strong with a 5.5-inch display, a 21-megapixel camera, and 4GB of RAM, can this phone really rival the behemoth Apple/Samsung duo?

On face value it looks possible, as the entire phone is essentially a plus-10 in nearly every department when compared to the DTEK 50, the company's previous iteration.

Blackberry has included 32GB of internal storage by default, though this can be expanded to up to 2TB (yes, 2TB) with a micro SD card. If you're a slightly bitter iPhone 7 owner, you'll be glad to hear that the DTEK60 does, in fact, have a headphone jack.

The phone also follows in the footsteps of lots of recent releases, namely the Google Pixel and LG G range, by having the fingerprint reader on the back of the phone. This makes room for front facing speakers, which we're a fan of - even if they do look a tad small.

Overall, we would say that although the BlackBerry DTEC60 seems like a pretty decent smartphone, it is unquestionably the David when compared to the Goliaths of Apple and Samsung. But then again, we all know how that story ended…

The DTEC60 is available right now, priced at £475 outright.

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