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  1. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar

    Does Crackberry Kevin count? He is there.
    Is he there as CrackBerry Kevin of as Mobile Nation Kevin or the Tech Guy Kevin (persona he tired).
    01-07-20 03:56 PM
  2. robnhl's Avatar
    Well the Motorola is really Lenovo just licensing the Motorola brand....just another BlackBerry and TCL deal
    No, Lenovo purchased Motorola mobile division from Google. There are former Motorola and Googlerola employees still there.
    01-07-20 04:07 PM
  3. towngirl's Avatar
    Is he there as CrackBerry Kevin of as Mobile Nation Kevin or the Tech Guy Kevin (persona he tired).
    I don't know. I thought he was always CK lol
    01-07-20 04:09 PM
  4. robnhl's Avatar
    Unfortunately we cannot slow down the pace or progress. <snip>
    Yeah, real bummer
    01-07-20 04:10 PM
  5. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    No, Lenovo purchased Motorola mobile division from Google. There are former Motorola and Googlerola employees still there.
    The point is that Motorola sold the division to Google who then dumped to Lenovo and Motorola licenses the brand through original sale arrangement. The employees are now all Lenovo employees.
    01-07-20 04:13 PM
  6. robnhl's Avatar
    The point is that Motorola sold the division to Google who then dumped to Lenovo and Motorola licenses the brand through original sale arrangement. The employees are now all Lenovo employees.
    Sorry for being pedantic but that's still not right. Motorola Mobility exists as an entity that is owned by Lenovo. It still has a headquarters in Chicago and it's own employee structure.

    It's nothing like the BlackBerry/TCL deal.
    01-07-20 04:22 PM
  7. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Sorry for being pedantic but that's still not right. Motorola Mobility exists as an entity that is owned by Lenovo. It still has a headquarters in Chicago and it's own employee structure.

    It's nothing like the BlackBerry/TCL deal.
    The point is that Motorola is not involved. It’s a directly owned subsidiary of the China Inc and that’s no different than BBMo HQ in California at time of initial licensing deal.

    The point is the parent company isn’t Motorola and hasn’t been for a long time.
    01-07-20 04:36 PM
  8. Rico4you's Avatar
    How is any of this interesting?
    Who said BlackBerryMobile not at CES 2020?
    Wrong! 😁

    https://instagram.com/stories/blackb...=1jdej677sqndj
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    01-07-20 04:53 PM
  9. robnhl's Avatar
    The point is that Motorola is not involved. It’s a directly owned subsidiary of the China Inc and that’s no different than BBMo HQ in California at time of initial licensing deal.

    The point is the parent company isn’t Motorola and hasn’t been for a long time.
    Nope. Motorola split into two companies long ago. Motorola Mobility (the phone piece) still exists as an entity owned by Lenovo. Same company as always. Not at all similar to TCL and BB.
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    01-07-20 05:38 PM
  10. conite's Avatar
    Who said BlackBerryMobile not at CES 2020?
    Wrong!

    https://instagram.com/stories/blackb...=1jdej677sqndj
    Well, TCL had a table set up like they did at IFA in Sep anyway.
    01-07-20 05:59 PM
  11. Sigewif's Avatar
    Time to stop talking about TCL in these forums. They are dead to us now, and we should cut them out of old photographs!

    From the screen of my trusty Z10 using the exceptional BlackBerry VKB.
    Things aren't always as they seem.
    01-07-20 06:07 PM
  12. Sigewif's Avatar
    Still no confirmation yet!
    This.^^^
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    01-07-20 06:08 PM
  13. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Who said BlackBerryMobile not at CES 2020?
    Wrong!

    https://instagram.com/stories/blackb...=1jdej677sqndj
    That’s no different than everything we’ve been saying. It’s the same products introduced and sold for the last 12-18 months. That would be like an entire display of iOS hardware of XS, XSMax, XR and X without anything newer. That’s just maintaining some contract requirements so BB can’t pursue violation of contract legal requirements.
    01-07-20 06:15 PM
  14. Sigewif's Avatar
    Most of them have large unconventional form factors.

    I'm talking about something sleek like the KEYBerry's but with better display
    Here is the interpretation of what you wrote here: " I want an upgraded BlackBerry, a KEY3 or similar."
    Last edited by Sigewif; 01-07-20 at 06:34 PM.
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    01-07-20 06:18 PM
  15. Sigewif's Avatar
    That’s no different than everything we’ve been saying. It’s the same products introduced and sold for the last 12-18 months. That would be like an entire display of iOS hardware of XS, XSMax, XR and X without anything newer. That’s just maintaining some contract requirements so BB can’t pursue violation of contract legal requirements.
    But it is different than what "you" have been saying, or perhaps better said, "different than the prevailing stance of this thread."
    01-07-20 06:40 PM
  16. the_boon's Avatar
    Who said BlackBerryMobile not at CES 2020?
    Wrong!

    https://instagram.com/stories/blackb...=1jdej677sqndj
    Would be interesting if we had a contact who was at CES who could run the MMI test and tell us the build dates of those phones on display
    01-07-20 07:07 PM
  17. Sigewif's Avatar
    Would be interesting if we had a contact who was at CES who could run the MMI test and tell us the build dates of those phones on display
    That wouldn't necessarily say anything at all. They have their demo devices and don't need to use a new demo device.
    01-07-20 07:21 PM
  18. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    But it is different than what "you" have been saying, or perhaps better said, "different than the prevailing stance of this thread."
    I’ve been saying that BBMo is effectively dead. That is what I said in my previous comment. The BB licensing is hollowed out at this point.
    01-07-20 08:13 PM
  19. the_boon's Avatar
    Maybe they'll have the same exact booth at CES 2021 with all devices being EOL
    01-07-20 08:43 PM
  20. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    They probably will, and when asked, they'll tell you that upcoming BB devices are "being worked on" but they don't yet have a release date. And someone will immediately post here that a new device is coming because a rep said so.

    In reality, TCL is just running out the clock on the license contract doing the bare minimum to meet their contractual obligations.
    01-07-20 11:47 PM
  21. bh7171's Avatar
    In reality, TCL is just running out the clock on the license contract doing the bare minimum to meet their contractual obligations.[/QUOTE]

    Blackberry is still part of their device brands and they still sell the Blackberry Key 2 and Key 2LE why wouldn't they have them there? Apple still has XR, X, iPhone 8's available for sale. The XR was even on demo at an Apple store here in Sacramento CA.

    Do you have official word from TCL as to the agreement with BlackBerry Ltd and what they are doing? Didn't BlackBerry Mobile say last year there would be no new devices until 2020? Still plenty of time and shows to present a new one or not.
    01-08-20 12:09 AM
  22. conite's Avatar

    Blackberry is still part of their device brands and they still sell the Blackberry Key 2 and Key 2LE why wouldn't they have them there? Apple still has XR, X, iPhone 8's available for sale. The XR was even on demo at an Apple store here in Sacramento CA.

    Do you have official word from TCL as to the agreement with BlackBerry Ltd and what they are doing? Didn't BlackBerry Mobile say last year there would be no new devices until 2020? Still plenty of time and shows to present a new one or not.
    The moment Pie didn't come by Sep, it seemed pretty obvious what was happening. Combine that with abysmal sales, and no leaks (which usually come out 6 months prior to a device launch), and the situation becomes fairly clear.

    The last of BBMo's devices looses software support in August. People need better lead-time than that.
    01-08-20 12:53 AM
  23. Sigewif's Avatar
    In reality, TCL is just running out the clock on the license contract doing the bare minimum to meet their contractual obligations.
    Blackberry is still part of their device brands and they still sell the Blackberry Key 2 and Key 2LE why wouldn't they have them there? Apple still has XR, X, iPhone 8's available for sale. The XR was even on demo at an Apple store here in Sacramento CA.

    Do you have official word from TCL as to the agreement with BlackBerry Ltd and what they are doing? Didn't BlackBerry Mobile say last year there would be no new devices until 2020? Still plenty of time and shows to present a new one or not.[/QUOTE]

    I agree with you. It is premature to emphatically insist that BlackBerry Mobile is "dead" "done" and "hollow" and "dumping" and "running out the clock" to use some of the terms. It may not be meant this way, but it comes across as though they find some pleasure and glee at tearing them down. Negatively feeds on itself. Some of BlackBerry Mobile's struggles have to do with the negative vibe that is going out. Why not let things play out and hope for good outcome, or simply "let it be". Eventually time will pass and the contract will either be renewed or not renewed. They will either produce a new BlackBerry phone or they won't.
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    01-08-20 12:57 AM
  24. conite's Avatar

    I agree with you. It is premature to emphatically insist that BlackBerry Mobile is "dead" "done" and "hollow" and "dumping" and "running out the clock" to use some of the terms. It may not be meant this way, but it comes across as though they find some pleasure and glee at tearing them down. Negatively feeds on itself. Some of BlackBerry Mobile's struggles have to do with the negative vibe that is going out. Why not let things play out and hope for good outcome, or simply "let it be". Eventually time will pass and the contract will either be renewed or not renewed. They will either produce a new BlackBerry phone or they won't.
    All TCL would need to do to create excitement and renewed enthusiasm would be to tell us that a new device is, in fact, coming. The fact that they haven't speaks volumes.

    I'm the biggest BlackBerry-brand fan around, but at some point reality sets in.
    01-08-20 01:01 AM
  25. Bbnivende's Avatar
    At the TCL CES news event the TCL rep said that all TCL products would have their new screen technology and advanced cameras.

    With foldable phones coming and new Alcatel products there just is no room at the inn for BlackBerry.

    One possibility might be a slider version but I can’t see a payback for the investment required.


    https://www.engadget.com/amp/2020/01...ence-supercut/
    01-08-20 01:12 AM
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