1. Red_BB's Avatar
    https://www.cnet.com/news/tcl-is-wor...CAD-00-10aag7d

    So TCL is working on 5 types of foldable screen concepts..

    I found this paragraph very interesting.
    'The smartphones, meanwhile, also have two variants that fold on the inside and outside, but they bend at the horizontal line, like a traditional flip phone'

    Do you know if TCL will ever use that technology in BlackBerry to make a Pearl Flip like phone or is it only limited to Alcatel brand?

    (Also.. If you or CBK could maybe give the people in TCL whom you know this idea. Who knows maybe they might consider it if they haven't already?)
    02-24-19 02:11 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    That article is older, TCL officially announced all of that today.. still a ways to go - https://www.androidcentral.com/tcl-f...ture-foldables They def. could do a Pearl-like device though, assuming BlackBerry would license them that particular brand name. I don't see it happening....but it could.

    New BlackBerry Pearl flip using a foldable screen?-tcl-dragonhinge-phone-profile-redshirt.jpg
    New BlackBerry Pearl flip using a foldable screen?-tcl-dragonhinge-topdown-reader-obtuse-angle.jpg
    02-24-19 08:31 PM
  3. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Because you can do a thing... doesn't mean you should do a thing.


    I think most the appeal of a Pearl Flip would be the PKB... which doesn't require a awkward bendable screen. If you are going to make and all touch phone, is that bend really making the phone more compact or usable? Now a bend in the other direction and one without the large radius shown above... makes sense.
    02-25-19 01:23 PM
  4. Red_BB's Avatar
    That article is older, TCL officially announced all of that today.. still a ways to go - https://www.androidcentral.com/tcl-f...ture-foldables They def. could do a Pearl-like device though, assuming BlackBerry would license them that particular brand name. I don't see it happening....but it could.

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    It would be so cool if they really do make it!
    03-01-19 12:35 PM
  5. Red_BB's Avatar
    Because you can do a thing... doesn't mean you should do a thing.


    I think most the appeal of a Pearl Flip would be the PKB... which doesn't require a awkward bendable screen. If you are going to make and all touch phone, is that bend really making the phone more compact or usable? Now a bend in the other direction and one without the large radius shown above... makes sense.
    True. But. Gimmick sells! And that's what BlackBerry needs right now. Increase in sale!
    03-01-19 12:35 PM
  6. conite's Avatar
    True. But. Gimmick sells! And that's what BlackBerry needs right now. Increase in sale!
    The best thing that can happen for Blackberry Mobile, is if TCL finally gets decent traction with both the TCL and the Alcatel mobile brands.

    They are getting so strong with the TCL brand in TVs, that I'm hoping it will carry over to devices.
    03-01-19 12:38 PM
  7. i_plod_an_dr_void's Avatar
    Don't forget those on the Bender are all made of plastic touch screens....not ideal like glass. Also they're all scratch'n sniff......sniff...sniff....they scratch. A two panel glass with solid hinges and tight fitting would be better. I could even see a fold in and snap in capacity touch keyboard on one.
    03-02-19 04:08 AM
  8. johnb_xp's Avatar
    03-07-19 05:10 PM
  9. 1claire's Avatar
    I just really hope that the durability of the product won't be at risk since smartphones ain't cheap. I honestly feel like foldable smartphone won't be so trendy.
    03-07-19 08:24 PM
  10. Bayu Sanjaya's Avatar
    That article is older, TCL officially announced all of that today.. still a ways to go - https://www.androidcentral.com/tcl-f...ture-foldables They def. could do a Pearl-like device though, assuming BlackBerry would license them that particular brand name. I don't see it happening....but it could.

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    Not going to happen. John chen said that foldable phone aren't innovative. He will not take a risk to create uninovative bb phone.
    03-09-19 11:07 AM
  11. thurask's Avatar
    Not going to happen. John chen said that foldable phone aren't innovative. He will not take a risk to create uninovative bb phone.
    Lucky for us John Chen has little if any bearing on phones.
    03-09-19 11:25 AM
  12. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Not going to happen. John chen said that foldable phone aren't innovative. He will not take a risk to create uninovative bb phone.
    There is no risk for him. He doesn't do hardware.
    03-09-19 11:27 AM
  13. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Not going to happen. John chen said that foldable phone aren't innovative. He will not take a risk to create uninovative bb phone.
    John Chen doesn't take risk with any type phones since 2016 or so.
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    03-09-19 12:21 PM
  14. Tim-ANC's Avatar
    I want this:New BlackBerry Pearl flip using a foldable screen?-screenshot_20190309-095703.jpeg
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    03-09-19 12:57 PM
  15. i_plod_an_dr_void's Avatar
    I want this:Click image for larger version. 

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    Lugging the bathroom mirror around all the time might be a little cumbersome and quite possibly be voted champion as the greatest vanity phone ever.
    Tim-ANC likes this.
    03-11-19 10:19 PM
  16. Tim-ANC's Avatar
    But it's a virtual mirror in zero G. Weight: 0 grams
    03-12-19 07:30 PM
  17. BlackBerry_Nick's Avatar
    What browser do you have?
    03-15-19 03:51 AM
  18. ray689's Avatar
    There is no risk for him. He doesn't do hardware.
    Is TCl even going to continue with hardware (BlackBerry)? I've read the same rumor from 2 different sources over the last 2 months that they're trying to get out of the licencing agreement with BlackBerry. Any thoughts on that?
    03-15-19 08:26 AM
  19. Rootbrian's Avatar
    Is TCl even going to continue with hardware (BlackBerry)? I've read the same rumor from 2 different sources over the last 2 months that they're trying to get out of the licencing agreement with BlackBerry. Any thoughts on that?
    Rumours have no basis especially if there's nothing solid to confirm anything.

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    04-28-19 11:01 PM
  20. ray689's Avatar
    Rumours have no basis especially if there's nothing solid to confirm anything.

    Submitted via blackberry passport on freedom mobile HSPA+ or LTE
    There is also nothing solid to confirm TCL is continuing on with BlackBerry devices either.
    04-28-19 11:05 PM

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