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Android: The End of the BlackBerry Is Officially Upon Us

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The former mobile powerhouse has been licensing its brand to Chinese smartphone company TCL since 2016. But that deal will expire this summer. 

Android: A Blackberry KeyOne smartphone
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BlackBerry is quitting the phone business—again. You might recall BlackBerry quit manufacturing smartphones back in 2016, but it licensed its brand name to the Chinese smartphone corporation TCL. TCL started pumping out BlackBerry-branded devices—some of which were QWERTY equipped and some of which were shameless rebadgings of existing TCL phones. TCL’s Zombie BlackBerry plan apparently wasn’t working too well, though, since now that’s dead, too.

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