The Hindu Business Line

BlackBerry, TCL sign deal


Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry and TCL Communicat­ion Technology Holdings Ltd on Friday entered into a long-term licensing agreement that will provide accelerati­on to BlackBerry’s transition into a security software and services company. Under the terms, BlackBerry will license its security software and service suite, as well as related brand assets, to TCL Communicat­ion who will design, manufactur­e, sell and provide customer support for BlackBerry-branded mobile devices. TCL will be the exclusive global manufactur­er and distributo­r for all BlackBerry smartphone­s with the exception of the following countries — India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia.

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