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TCL announces a $400 5G handset

TCL announces a 0 5G handset What’s most remarkable about the push for 5G is how quickly the prices came down on handsets sporting the next-gen wireless technology. The push toward affordable 5G devices is clearly as much an indicator as the current state of the smartphone space as anything — people just aren’t upgrading […]

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BlackBerry’s brand switches hands again, set to return as a 5G Android handset

BlackBerry’s brand switches hands again, set to return as a 5G Android handset A good brand is hard to kill. Over the past several years, the smartphone space has seen a resurgence of once-mighty mobile brands making a comeback with various degrees of success. HMD’s Nokia phones are probably the best and most successful example, […]

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Images of TCL’s slide-out display smartphone surface in wake of MWC cancellation

Images of TCL’s slide-out display smartphone surface in wake of MWC cancellation This morning brought a look at some of what we’re missing at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The show may have been called off on account of coronavirus concerns, but the news goes on. We knew that TCL was planning to show off […]

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TCL teases a 5G device, headset and its first foldable at CES

TCL teases a 5G device, headset and its first foldable at CES TCL is hardly a household name in the smartphone space. That’s hardly surprising, however, as the Chinese electronics company is better known for sub-brands like Alcatel and BlackBerry (hardware, not software — long story). Late last year, the company began really pushing its […]

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KaiOS raises $50M, hits 100M handsets powered by its feature phone OS

KaiOS raises M, hits 100M handsets powered by its feature phone OS While Android and iOS have locked up the market for smartphone operating systems, a feature phone platform that has the distinction of being the world’s third biggest mobile OS is announcing a hefty round of funding to continue its expansion. KaiOS, which makes […]

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Smart TVs add fuel to Xiaomi’s Q1 earnings

Smart TVs add fuel to Xiaomi’s Q1 earnings Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi just released its first quarterly results since announcing its $1.48 billion pledge to focus on smartphones and ‘AIoT’, an acronym for Internet of Things powered by artificial intelligence. Xiaomi’s adjusted net profit for the first quarter increased 22.4 percent year-over-year to 2.1 billion […]

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We’re ready for foldable phones, but are they ready for us?

We’re ready for foldable phones, but are they ready for us? This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. After years of prototypes, the age of foldables has finally arrived. They’re here. I’ve seen them, and even, briefly, touched one. And that’s about as far as it goes, to be honest. A week after Samsung […]

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TCL will launch its first foldable next year

TCL will launch its first foldable next year Last week a bunch of TCL foldable concepts leaked out — and honestly, a few of them looked pretty cool. But alas, concepts are just concepts, and certainly no guarantee that the things will ever make it to market. The company did have some foldable news to […]

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Roku tops 27M accounts & 24B hours streamed by end of 2018, announces more TV partners

Roku tops 27M accounts & 24B hours streamed by end of 2018, announces more TV partners Ahead of its announcements of new TV partnerships at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Roku today shared some new numbers about the growing traction of its overall platform. The company said the number of active accounts […]

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In major TV push, China’s Xiaomi buys 0.5% stake in TCL

In major TV push, China’s Xiaomi buys 0.5% stake in TCL A veteran TV maker just got a notable refresh as it enters the age of connected devices. Xiaomi, the Beijing-based firm best known for budget smartphones, has bought 65.2 million shares, or 0.48 percent, of Chinese home appliance maker TCL, said TCL in a statement to the […]

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