Tech Tools: BlackBerry beefs up Android security with DTEK50

New super-secure phone speaks to consumers’ worries about privacy

You have to admire BlackBerry. The company has been written off more times than Jeff Goldblum has been killed off on Twitter, and still it clings on. It just adapts to its surroundings a little more each time. That has meant accepting that BlackBerry World is never going to catch on and turning to Android instead. The DTEK50, which costs €339, is the latest Android phone to come out of the BlackBerry stable. This one has a 5.2 inch screen and a 13 megapixel camera, running Android Marshmallow out of the box. So far, so Android – it could be one of a number of manufacturer's handsets. But its key selling point is BlackBerry's security expertise, which the company says makes it the most secure Android phone in the world. That includes tougher security and monitoring that will detect configuration changes that could put your device at risk. It also rates the security of your phone in a way you can easily understand. If nothing else, BlackBerry seem to have recognised that consumers – not just businesses – are worried about their privacy.