BlackBerry has declared that it is going to stop making its own signature phones as the struggling organisation is continuously targeting its software and security products. This is quite far from the end of BlackBerry devices, the building of which is going to be outsourced to the third-party makers – as was the case with the organisation’s latest DTEK 50, a clone of Idol 4 of Alcatel with the BlackBerry branding.
In a statement, John Chen, the CEO said that the company planned to end every internal hardware development and would be going to outsource that particular function to the partners. He also added that the company would be meeting an inflectional point with their methods. Their financial foundation was always powerful and their focus on software would be taking hold.
If we consider the on-going struggle of BlackBerry in the mobile market, then this is not at all amazing news. Gartner guesses that the company proclaimed only 0.1% of the market in the 2nd quarter, balancing to sales of nearly 400,400 units.
However, although BlackBerry is going to cease the internal hardware development, this does not mean that this is the end of BlackBerry as a customer tech company. The company has only been trying to cover its retreat, aiming just governments and businesses and maintaining its reputation for the purpose of security.
Chen actually took control of the weak manufacturer charged with bringing it back to financial health. Earlier also he stated that the company’s one and only target would be on enterprise software and proclaimed in May 2016 that he would get the information by September 2016 whether or not the company would continue designing and building its own signature phones. BlackBerry possibly could partner with big name partners, and so probably its every device will be aimed at a small number of business users.
Blackberry DTEK50 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7, These two new Android smartphones have no comparison if cost is concern, but Blackberry and Samsung Note smartphones have there unique qualities to compare.
If we look back at a week before the news of the Android world, we can see that the week includes all types of latest news about two most recent launched Android smartphones: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and Blackberry DTEK50. These two new smartphones have entered the Android world almost at the same time. After its launch, we have seen that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has become really popular among the masses. However, the newly launched Blackberry handset also has won the smartphone wars. Let’s have a look at their comparison:
Comparison on security:
Blackberry is back with its second Android phone, while PRIV was its first solid Android attempt. Its switching to the Google’s Android OS put a great affect to the Blackberry fans. The idea behind this attempt is just to make Android more secure and safer. It is claimed by Blackberry that its DTEK50 handset is world’s most secure smartphone. As a part of Android security offerings of Blackberry, the DTEK50 handset comes preloaded with Blackberry Password Keeper. This app helps you keep your every information including login, passwords or any other vital records safe and secure. In addition, you can use this app for creating secure passwords also. Apart from this, what are the other things that make it different from Note 7 in terms of security and safety? Here’s a list:
Dedicated security research and response teams
BID (Blackberry Integrated Detection
On-going security patching
FIPS 140-2 Compliant full disk encryption
A better boot loader
Hardware root of trust
Hardened Linux Kernel
In my personal opinion, Blackberry DTEK50 is an excellent phone by look and security options. But it lacks in fingerprint scanner and Iris scanner which Samsung Galaxy Note 7 provides us.
Blackberry fans vs. Samsung fans:
Blackberry made an incredible change after stepping on the Android world. People like Blackberry because of its top-most security assurance. As we all know that security is Blackberry’s favourite subject. Blackberry reminds me of Nexus-like visuals. Its shifting to Android is big technology news that stirred its fans greatly. After its launch, people have just gone crazy. We have found many tweets on Twitter about this phone’s specifications, especially its features. The tweets are all about this marvellous handset’s security.
On the other hand, Samsung has also made its Note 7 by keeping in mind its fans. The phone is designed for the users base specifically – those who are craving a Stylus and want a larger screen too. Melding together some great features of S7 range, Samsung has just made an excellent job again with its new S pen Stylus and iris scanner.
Galaxy Note Series users:
Since its debut in 2011, Galaxy Note series has come a long way and has experienced many challenges this year. Note series handsets are the only smartphones of Samsung which use styluses and this has made a niche target audience. Compared to the last year’s Note handset, newly launched Note 7 has received many upgrades under the hood. Thus, this phablet has gained huge amount of popularity among the masses and has been highly able to attract the Galaxy Note series users particularly.
If I discuss about Note 7’s first impressions, then I can say that it has just nailed it by its sleek design and exclusive features like IP68 water and dust protection, S Pen Stylus, Super AMOLED display and Android Marshmallow OS. Note series users prefer this model more because of its host of improvements over its predecessor Note 5. Interestingly, it is competing its rival Blackberry DTEK50 in security options also, as it comes with biometric security like fingerprint scanner and iris scanner.
In my personal opinion, both are superb smartphones. But if I think about only security, I will choose the Blackberry brand. Blackberry always ensures us secure using of mobile. On the other hand, if I think about security, advanced technology, excellent design, and superb features, I would rather choose the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Blackberry DTEK50 needs some improvements in terms of software. Otherwise, this handset is extremely great. But according to the choice of brand, Blackberry market is not so up to the mark in terms of competition with Note series. The smartphones of Note series run on Android OS, which is user friendly, and DTEK50 is only the second phone of Blackberry in the Android market. So, if we prefer using Android and have already experienced Samsung’s features, we will definitely choose the Note 7.
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