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  1. Zukadomis's Avatar
    Sad sad day. It's official -TCL announces the end of BlackBerry Devices-screenshot_20200203-090137.jpeg
    chain13, sesp9, valer466 and 1 others like this.
    02-03-20 09:02 AM
  2. jamescarruthers's Avatar
    Oh dear. Recently looked more inevitable by the day but still sad to see it written down. Fingers crossed BB can work with someone else but this does look like the end doesn't it.

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    02-03-20 09:07 AM
  3. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Actually surprising they made this statement....

    I'll be surprised if current inventory last till August.
    antonrr, phuoc, elfabio80 and 2 others like this.
    02-03-20 09:11 AM
  4. Zukadomis's Avatar
    I know this doesn't mean there cannot be another partnership with another company. It's just an official statement and once the "tech" community spreads this, I don't see them coming back.
    antonrr, towngirl and skinnymike1 like this.
    02-03-20 09:14 AM
  5. the_boon's Avatar
    02-03-20 09:24 AM
  6. roba5263's Avatar
    A sad day indeed.
    02-03-20 09:28 AM
  7. WotaN1's Avatar
    I hope this will be a new beginning for Blackberry, now BlackBerry can license the keyboard or others patents to a real Android Phone Maker it could be a great partnership.
    antonrr, Rallyfia and skinnymike1 like this.
    02-03-20 09:30 AM
  8. Paulelmar18's Avatar
    Bye-bye BlackBerry smartphones.

    Now I can save my visit of TCL at the MWC. I will use the time and have a good meal.
    02-03-20 09:33 AM
  9. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    I know this doesn't mean there cannot be another partnership with another company. It's just an official statement and once the "tech" community spreads this, I don't see them coming back.
    There were a total of six partnership.... I'm not sure #7 has much of a chance.

    I think they have pretty much ended the mobility division at BlackBerry Ltd....
    02-03-20 09:33 AM
  10. conite's Avatar
    Actually surprising they made this statement....

    I'll be surprised if current inventory last till August.
    They must feel inventory is sufficiently low to allow them to post this. Either that, or there is some contractual obligation to make the announcement.

    The fact that it is exactly 6 months in advance may point to the latter.
    02-03-20 09:35 AM
  11. howarmat's Avatar
    Punkt is the only official one left I think and and Im not sure they want to get into the actual android game or not
    Rico4you likes this.
    02-03-20 09:36 AM
  12. howarmat's Avatar
    They must feel inventory is sufficiently low to allow them to post this. Either that, or there is some contractual obligation to make the announcement.

    The fact that it is exactly 6 months in advance may point to the latter.
    210 days from now so it kinda seems like a obligation think to me
    02-03-20 09:37 AM
  13. roba5263's Avatar
    So, safe bet that we aren't getting Android 9?
    02-03-20 09:38 AM
  14. the_boon's Avatar
    So, safe bet that we aren't getting Android 9?
    They'd be doing us a bigger favor by allowing the bootloader to be unlocked.

    But knowing BlackBerry's stubbornness, it's never gonna happen.

    The phones will remain on 8.1 forever, but hey it's better than a runtime of 4.3 forever.
    skinnymike1 likes this.
    02-03-20 09:41 AM
  15. roba5263's Avatar
    They'd be doing us a bigger favor by allowing the bootloader to be unlocked.

    But knowing BlackBerry's stubbornness, it's never gonna happen.

    The phones will remain on 8.1 forever, but hey it's better than a runtime of 4.3 forever.
    That is true. I should be good for about 2 years or so on my Red Edition. Not sure where I'm going after that...
    cyberdoggie likes this.
    02-03-20 09:43 AM
  16. conite's Avatar
    That is true. I should be good for about 2 years or so on my Red Edition. Not sure where I'm going after that...
    I'm actually surprised they committed to tech support until Aug 2022.
    02-03-20 09:46 AM
  17. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    I'm actually surprised they committed to tech support until Aug 2022.
    Some markets where two years is legally required... sure it will be TCL tech support, and getting a solution might not be as easy as one would hope. Maybe the held back some of those spare parts....
    cyberdoggie likes this.
    02-03-20 09:52 AM
  18. conite's Avatar
    Some markets where two years is legally required... sure it will be TCL tech support, and getting a solution might not be as easy as one would hope. Maybe the held back some of those spare parts....
    They said Aug 2022 or longer depending on local laws. That's how I read it.
    02-03-20 09:53 AM
  19. Paulelmar18's Avatar
    Some markets where two years is legally required... sure it will be TCL tech support, and getting a solution might not be as easy as one would hope. Maybe the held back some of those spare parts....
    So here in Germany
    02-03-20 10:08 AM
  20. pkcable's Avatar
    Kinda feels like when my uncle died not too long ago. His kidney's failed and he was basically dead but for being on life support machines. My aunt had to make the VERY hard decision to pull the plug, and then he "officially" died that night. This kinda feels like that, except BlackBerry was on life support MUCH longer!
    Mecca EL and MB64 like this.
    02-03-20 10:27 AM
  21. tstrike34's Avatar
    Alas poor Yorick, for I knew him well...
    kristofszucs and diegonei like this.
    02-03-20 10:36 AM
  22. tmurphx5's Avatar
    So, safe bet that we aren't getting Android 9?
    Get a Unihertz Titan, it has Pie(9) and they committed to it getting 10 (time will tell)

    Maybe Unihertz will try and license some of BB IP and do a Titan Lite vs. Rugged
    02-03-20 10:48 AM
  23. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    So now, the BlackBerry Apps Suite and BBMe for Android/iOS end date speculation debates can begin.
    02-03-20 10:51 AM
  24. roba5263's Avatar
    Get a Unihertz Titan, it has Pie(9) and they committed to it getting 10 (time will tell)

    Maybe Unihertz will try and license some of BB IP and do a Titan Lite vs. Rugged
    Bought one and sold it a few days later. Keyboard was nothing compared to the Passport or KEY series.
    02-03-20 10:54 AM
  25. Emaderton3's Avatar
    Oh boy. So now can we close all those threads saying BBMo isn't done yet?
    02-03-20 10:58 AM
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