TCL Communication will continue to produce smartphones under the BlackBerry brand
It is no secret that the latest BlackBerry smartphones is renamed devices of the company TCL Communication, we are better known under the brand Alcatel. But the canadian company has officially said nothing about cooperation with TCL and its timing.
Now in the published press release says that the BlackBerry and TCL signed an agreement on long-term licensing. In accordance with the terms of the agreement, BlackBerry will license of TCL their software, security, and a set of services and associated assets. In addition, Canadians will be responsible for the support and all services. TCL, in turn, will continue to develop, produce and support smartphones under the BlackBerry brand.
It is also reported that TCL will be the exclusive manufacturer and supplier of BlackBerry smartphones in all regions except India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia. What are the characteristics of these countries in the context of the agreement with TCL, is unclear.