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TCL PLEX packs some unique features in a mid-range phone

TCL PLEX packs some unique features in a mid-range phone

It has been making phones under different brands like BlackBerry and Alcatel but TCL might have finally decided it's time for it to return to the mobile market. After all, it boasts of being the world's no.2 TV maker and all those years making phones for others may have given it an idea or two. That's exactly what it's trying to bring to the already crowded smartphone market with the TCL PLEX that, it says, brings its display expertise to an industry that's increasingly obsessed with screens.

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TCL is making a foldable tablet under its own name

TCL is making a foldable tablet under its own name

You may no longer remember or even consider TCL as a smartphone maker. Once upon a time, the company better known for its TVs did put out rather forgettable handsets in the market. Of late, its name gets mentioned in smartphone news as the actual hands behind the most recent Alcatel and BlackBerry phones. Next year, however, TCL might be back in action with no less than five mobile devices, one of which is a tablet that folds into a smartphone and vice versa.

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TCL 8-Series Roku TVs get 2019 QLED and mini-LED as 8K nears

TCL 8-Series Roku TVs get 2019 QLED and mini-LED as 8K nears

Budget-friendly television company TCL has announced its latest lineup of Roku Smart TVs, revealing that its 2019 6- and 8-Series models will feature Quantum Dot (QLED) tech with a 100-percent DCI-P3 color volume alongside a 'powerfully bright' background. In addition, the company is updating its 5-Series line, including it with the other two product lines to offer 'Fullview' and more.

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BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition gets striking look and storage bump

BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition gets striking look and storage bump

There may not be a brand new BlackBerry phone for Mobile World Congress this year, but there is a new color, with the BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition adding a striking hue to the line-up of QWERTY phones. The new finish joins the fairly sober silver and black versions of the KEY2 that have been on sale for some time now.

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TCL DragonHinge wants affordable folding phones and more in 2020

TCL DragonHinge wants affordable folding phones and more in 2020

TCL doesn't have a folding phone yet - but it does have the hinge for one. In fact, the new TCL DragonHinge paves the way for a whole new line-up of folding, flexible form-factors, spanning through wearables through to smartphones and tablets.

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TCL patents a foldable phone that turns into a wristband

TCL patents a foldable phone that turns into a wristband

This is probably the year of the foldable smartphones, or at least the year that everyone starts talking about real products rather than just ideas. While Samsung and Huawei may be leading the pack, that's not to say others don't have their own say in the matter. TCL, a known brand when it comes to displays, smartphones, and TVs, has some ideas of its own and has, in fact, patented five of them in one swoop. Four of those designs may already look familiar and old to some, but the fifth is somewhat novel in that it wants to put your smartphone directly on your wrist.

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Alcatel phones had malware-carrying pre-installed apps

Alcatel phones had malware-carrying pre-installed apps

It seems that Alcatel or its licensee TCL haven’t yet learned their lessons, perhaps waiting for that “big bad” that will tear down whatever credibility their brands might have in the mobile market. Last year, the French brand found itself in the middle of controversy for having adware apps pre-installed on its phones. Now it might have done slightly worse with yet another pre-installed app that contained malware that not only collected phone data, in some cases, it also subscribed users’ phone numbers to premium paid services without their knowledge, much less their consent.

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TCL and Roku will launch 8K smart TVs in late 2019

TCL and Roku will launch 8K smart TVs in late 2019

TCL will launch 8K Roku Smart TVs later this year, the two companies have announced. TCL will be the first to license an 8K hardware reference design currently in development at Roku, which already offers a number of smart TVs via TCL. Joining the future 8K TV models will be new 4K and HDR smart TVs that feature voice search/control and far-field microphones.

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Palm Phone (2018) Review: A sign of future greatness

Palm Phone (2018) Review: A sign of future greatness

The resurrected Palm brand had an idea for a very tiny smartphone-like device that was more like a smartwatch than it was a mobile phone. They created a device just called Palm, and they've made this device exclusive to Verizon. Verizon will sell this device to users who already have a phone or are looking to buy a phone and will pair it with said phone. This is basically a smaller version of your primary smartphone.

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Palm made a beautiful, ridiculous mistake of a new phone

Palm made a beautiful, ridiculous mistake of a new phone

The brand Palm revealed a new "phone" today that looks nice and has very little reason to exist. Much in the same way the first wave of smartwatches' first job was to solve a problem that did not exist, this first Palm smartphone for the year 2018 is tiny, beautiful, and quite unnecessary. It has a 3.3-inch display and it's coming to Verizon this November!

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BlackBerry KEY2 LE pre-orders begin in the US

BlackBerry KEY2 LE pre-orders begin in the US

Some OEMs are rushing to put out new phones in the coming days and weeks but TCL is just being chill and rolling out what it announced just over a month ago. After all, its BlackBerry-branded QWERTY phones don't exactly have universal appeal. It does have its fair share of fans, some of whom might have wished to get their hands on a BlackBerry KEY2 if they could afford it. Fortunately, there is the KEY2 LE which is now available for those in the US to pre-order.

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BlackBerry KEY2 LE gets best of KEY2 for under $400

BlackBerry KEY2 LE gets best of KEY2 for under $400

If you still demand a physical keyboard with your smartphone, but need Android on a budget, the new BlackBerry KEY2 LE announced at IFA 2018 today might fit the bill. Taking TCL's generally well-received BlackBerry KEY2 and trimming it down for a more affordable price point, the new smartphone starts at under $400.

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