Back in September, BlackBerry announced that it will stop manufacturing smartphones and will leave its hardware business to its partners. The company said that it will operate as a software and security organization only. Now, it has been confirmed that a Chinese company TCL will make the future handsets for BlackBerry. Interestingly, TCL has already made last two BlackBerry phones, i.e., DTEK50 and DTEK60.
BlackBerry DTEK50 was announced in August 2016 and it features 3GB RAM, 13MP rear camera, and 8MP front shooter, powered by a fast-charging 2610mAh battery while BlackBerry DTEK60 came with 4GB RAM, 21 MP rear camera and 8MP front shooter. It uses the 3000mAh battery with the fast-charging technology.
An agreement has been signed between BlackBerry and TCL, according to which, TCL will design, make, sell, and offer the customer assistance for BlackBerry handsets. The Chinese company has announced via Twitter that it will reveal new BlackBerry phones in January 2017 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 event.
It is still early to say what kind of features the new smartphones will pack, but if you love BlackBerry phones, then you should wait for these handsets and see what new technologies this company will offer on its upcoming devices.
For those who don’t know, TCL is the parent company of Alcatel, and it is famous for making some of the most powerful smartphones. The tech lovers are interested to see if BlackBerry could compete with the other famous smartphone brands in the market. One of the main reasons behind the failure of BlackBerry was that the people started taking more interest in the Android and iOS-based smartphones.
Earlier, the CEO BlackBerry said that most of the smartphone users don’t even remember BlackBerry, this is the stage where this company has reached. Apple wanted to take the advantage of this opportunity and said that it sees the fall of BlackBerry as a significant chance for the progress of iPhones.