BlackBerry handsets included in TCL's new product portfolio
TCL announced today at CES that it is changing its business model to one consisting of a portfolio of brands including Alcatel and BlackBerry. The portfolio includes different products including the entry-consumer, best-in-class enterprise, connected (IoT) and emerging segments. The first phone to be included will be the latest BlackBerry model which has yet to be unveiled.
TCL says that the new 'Berry will have three core features which are security, productivity and reliability. The handset, which will be previewed at CES, will have "the most complete end-to-end smartphone security available on Android. Other handset offerings to be announced later this year will help TCL address consumer's needs.
TCL and BlackBerry recently agreed to a licensing arrangement which will result in the company handling the design, production, promotion, sales and support of new BlackBerry handsets. The last two BlackBerry branded phones, the BlackBerry DTEK50 and BlackBerry DTEK60 are re-branded TCL handsets. The former is the Alcatel Idol 4 while the latter is the TCL 950.
At the top of this story is the latest information we have on the BlackBerry 'Mercury', which is a video showing off the QWERTY and some of the design. So far, there is no other information about the latest BlackBerry handset to pass along to you.