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  • The KeyOne is the phone BlackBerry should have made 10 years ago

    The KeyOne is the phone BlackBerry should have made 10 years ago

    The KeyOne is a device from an alternative timeline where BlackBerry didn’t completely whiff and miss the touchscreen revolution. In that parallel universe, Biff Tannen wasn’t elected president and nobody forced devoted thumb-typers to abandon their beloved QWERTY keyboards. It’s tempting to imagine a history where the device arrived on the scene in time to save… Read More

  • The BlackBerry Mercury is now the KeyOne

    The BlackBerry Mercury is now the KeyOne

    If you thought the BlackBerry Mercury had a bit of a codename vibe to it, you weren’t wrong. Today at Mobile World Congress, TCL officially took the wraps of its first true BlackBerry handset, now going by the admittedly less sleek KeyOne (pronounced “key one,”) name. Though I suppose when your company is attempting to plant its flag firmly in the world of enterprise… Read More

  • The BlackBerry Mercury is TCL’s entry into enterprise

    The BlackBerry Mercury is TCL’s entry into enterprise

    There’s some inherent irony in the Mercury. The first BlackBerry device produced solely under the TCL umbrella is far more instantly recognizable as a BlackBerry device than any of the OEM DTEK products the two companies produced as a pair. The phone is still in a sort of pre-announcement stage. TCL was apparently initially planning to wait for MWC in a month and a half to debut the… Read More

  • TCL will be launching new Blackberry handsets soon

    TCL will be launching new Blackberry handsets soon

    TCL isn’t wasting any time getting into the BlackBerry business. A week ago today, the Acatel manufacturer announced that it was officially becoming the major global partner for BlackBerry (excluding India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia – some of the company’s top markets) and now it’s getting ready to show off the fruits of the deal. No shocker here, but… Read More

  • TCL signs an exclusive deal to build BlackBerry-branded phones

    TCL signs an exclusive deal to build BlackBerry-branded phones

    BlackBerry announced the major global partner in its shift toward a solely software and service company today, and no surprise, it’s TCL. The Chinese hardware maker behind the Alcatel brand has already done a lot of heavy lifting for BlackBerry, as the designer and manufacturer behind the DTEK50 and DTEK60 handsets. Those phones were, in essence, rebadged versions of OEMed devices, with… Read More

  • Alcatel’s new Windows phone is a T-Mobile exclusive

    Alcatel’s new Windows phone is a T-Mobile exclusive

    Alcatel’s new Windows phone is coming exclusively to T-Mobile on November 10 here in the States, priced at $470. And the company’s cramming the package full of free stuff, including a pair of VR goggles built specifically for the device, a 45-day free trial of Hulu Plus, a 30-day trial of Microsoft’s Groove music service and a copy of Halo: Spartan Assault, all aimed to get… Read More

  • Roku Moves Beyond The Box, Partnering With Hisense And TCL To Introduce Roku TVs

    Roku Moves Beyond The Box, Partnering With Hisense And TCL To Introduce Roku TVs

    Who would have thought that streaming set-top box manufacturer Roku would actually introduce a TV before Apple? Well, it looks likely that’s going to happen, thanks to partnerships with Hisense and TCL that will make Roku’s streaming video platform available directly on a new generation of smart TVs launching later this year. Read More

  • Chinese Internet Giant Baidu Enters The Smart TV Wars With Launch Of TV+

    Chinese Internet Giant Baidu Enters The Smart TV Wars With Launch Of TV+

    Baidu, the Internet giant that operates China’s largest search engine, has launched its own smart TV to compete with rival platforms from Alibaba, as well as other companies including Xiaomi, Samsung and Apple. Read More