TCL have just announced that they’ll stop selling Blackberry branded phones from August 31, 2020. TCL took on the challenge to excitedly sell Blackberry branded smartphones in Dec 2016, now they are giving up on the brand
Here is their official statement below;
…We do regret to share however that as of August 31, 2020, TCL Communication will no longer be selling BlackBerry-branded mobile devices. TCL Communication has no further rights to design, manufacture or sell any new BlackBerry mobile devices, however TCL Communication will continue to provide support for the existing portfolio of mobile devices including customer service and warranty service until August 31, 2022 – or for as long as required by local laws where the mobile device was purchased.
Further details can be found at www.blackberrymobile.com or by phoning customer support at the numbers found at https://blackberrymobile.com/hotline-and-service-center/.
For those of us at TCL Communication who were blessed enough to work on BlackBerry Mobile, we want to thank all our partners, customers and the BlackBerry fan community for their support over these past few years. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to meet so many fans from all over the world during our world tour stops. The future is bright for both TCL Communication and BlackBerry Limited, and we hope you’ll continue to support both as we move ahead on our respective paths.
From everyone who worked on the BlackBerry Mobile team at T CL Communication over the years, we want to say ‘Thank You’ for allowing us to be part of this journey.
Though supports will still be provided but they’ll no longer sell Blackberry phones. We don’t know if it the right to sell will be giving to another company or this will finally mark the end of Blackberry Devices.
You can check their full statement here