FYI, Nokia owns the Alcatel smartphone brand that's licensed to TCL
If you have minimum knowledge about the mobile phone market, then you most likely have heard about Alcatel, a brand that's very popular at the mid- and low-tier. It turns out that the Alcatel brand was among the assets owned by the French company when Nokia announced its acquisition.
Clearly, that means that after the acquisition the Alcatel smartphone brand would belong to Nokia. However, the Finnish company did not mention anything about the brand one year ago after it bought Alcatel-Lucent.
It was only recently that Nokia confirmed that when it acquired Alcatel-Lucent, it obtained the Alcatel brand, which was licensed to Chinese company TCL. The latter also owns the license to launch BlackBerry-branded phones.
The above statement comes from Nokia and confirms TCL has the license to launch Alcatel smartphones and tablets for seven more years. So, more money for Nokia, right?