Feb 3, 2020 - Technology

TCL to stop making BlackBerry phones

A promotional image for BlackBerry-branded phones made by TCL

Photo: TCL

Chinese phone maker TCL said Monday that it will stop making BlackBerry-branded phones as of Aug. 31.

Why it matters: The move comes as TCL is increasingly focused on devices under its own brand and again raises the question of whether there will be future devices that use the BlackBerry name.

TCL, which has made keyboard-equipped Android phones under the BlackBerry brand since 2016, announced its decision in a Twitter post Monday. A BlackBerry representative was not immediately available for comment.

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