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BlackBerry Motion, TCL’s First All-Touchscreen Android Smartphone, Has Leaked

Since TCL acquired licensing rights to the BlackBerry brand name, the company has been pumping out phone after phone. The two DTEK phones were said to be trial devices to see if the licensing program would catch on, and in our opinion they were fairly decent smartphones (though the lack of software support for the Priv...

The Palm Brand is Making a Return Next Year, According to TCL

Back in the day, Palm pioneered the concept of personal digital assistant (PDA) devices, largely considered the predecessor to smartphones. They've entered this market back in 1996 and achieved success with devices like the Palm TX and the Palm Pilot. With the Palm Pre, in 2009, they attempted to take on the rising Android and...

Turing Announces Partnership with TCL to Produce the $1,099 Turing Phone Appassionato

Turing Robotic Industries (TRI) has announced a partnership with TCL Communication Ltd, the company behind the Alcatel brand as well as the company who now manufactures the hardware used as BlackBerry devices. This partnership is aimed at producing the "world's first mass-produced 'Liquidmorphium' smartphone". The "revolutionary" Turing Phone Appassionato will build up on the success of...

Google Is Reportedly Considering New Hardware Partners For 2018’s Pixel

While Google has yet to release second-generation Pixel device for this year, a new report coming in hints that Google might be looking for a new hardware partner to manufacture its 2018 smartphone lineup. HTC has already secured a 2-year manufacturing deal for the Pixel devices this year, which will likely be launched later this fall,...

TCL Previews the New BlackBerry at CES 2017

With CES 2017 fully underway, TCL used this opportunity to preview the fruits of their licensing deal with BlackBerry - an as of now unnamed Android smartphone with a physical keyboard. Curiously, TCL has not revealed much information at all about this phone - no specifications or even a name were given. The company is opting to...

BlackBerry Announces a Long-Term Licensing Agreement with TCL

You may know of TCL as the company who manufactures Alcatel's smartphones. They've been producing the company's smartphones for a while now and it seems TCL enjoys this type of business relationship. After BlackBerry's popularity declined, it seemed like the company was just going to stop manufacturing smartphones and focus on their enterprise software division...