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TCL’s folding phone prototypes leaked a little early

Mobile World Congress kicks off this week, and smartphone companies are planning to show off a whole bunch of new phones with slim bezels, unusual camera placements, and maybe a little 5G. Plus flexible phones are now a thing. Samsung kicked things off a bit early. Huawei’s bringing one to the party. And we’d already […]

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Lilbits 350: TCL’s folding smartphone plans revealed (maybe)

If Chinese electronics company TCL may be better known in the US for its TVs than its smartphones, that’s because the company doesn’t use its own name on phones sold in the US. But if you buy a recent BlackBerry smartphone anywhere other than India, you’re probably using a device manufactured by TCL. The company […]

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TCL may be taking the Palm name literally: 3.3 inch Palm smartphone leaked

It’s 2018 and smartphones with 6.4 inch displays don’t really seem all that strange anymore. So how do you make a device that stands out? Give it a tiny screen… or something. That seems to be the approach Chinese device maker TCL is planning to take with a new Palm-branded smartphone expected to launch sometime […]

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BlackBerry Key2 goes on sale in the US July 13th, pre-orders open June 29th

BlackBerry and TCL’s latest Android phone-with-a-physical-keyboard goes up for pre-order in the United States next week, and it’ll be available in-stores two weeks after that. The BlackBerry Key2 is a $649 smartphone with a 4.5 inch display, a QWERTY keyboard, and dual rear cameras. It looks a lot like last year’s BlackBerry KeyOne, but the […]

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BlackBerry Key2 leaked (again)

BlackBerry and TCL are set to unveil their next phone on Thursday, June 7th. But Evan Blass didn’t want you to have to wait until then to get a good look at the BlackBerry Key2. In a series of tweets, Blass shared some renderings that give us our best look at the upcoming smartphone to […]

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Alcatel 3V smartphone with 2:1 display, dual cameras coming to America for $150

The Alcatel 3V is a smartphone with a 6 inch,  2160 x 1080 pixel display, a MediaTek MT8735A quad-core ARM CortexA3 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. It’s not a high-end phone by any means, but this budget device has a few premium touches including dual cameras with support for portrait-mode photos, support […]