TCL may have BlackBerry-branded wearables on the wayBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 3 April 2017 | Categories: news
Although the nature of their relationship is hard to decipher at times, TCL and BlackBerry are still aiming to maintain their relevance in the world of mobile. To that end, TCL debuted their BlackBerry-branded KEYone smartphone at MWC earlier this year, and now the licensed manufacturer has turned its attention to wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
The company announced that it is looking to create more devices, such as tablets, wearables, medical equipment, electric appliances, and of course more smartphones, over the weekend. The move comes about from TCL expanding their licensing agreement with BlackBerry.
Precisely when we'll see such devices is unknown, but the creation of a BlackBerry-branded ecosystem of products appears to be the goal with this announcement.
"There is an incredible opportunity for connected devices to improve lives, but to realise its full potential, privacy and security must be embedded in every end point from the start, noted BlackBerry CEO John Chen. As such, TCL could be taking care of the hardware, and BlackBerry the software, so watch this space as more is likely to come from the pair.
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