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Blackberry has made another attempt at relevance signing over their global rights to TCL. This means that TCL will be able to use Blackberry's branding on phones by them. 
This comes hot on the heels of Blackberry's announcement that they would no longer be making devices of their own but will concentrate instead on services and software.
Under the terms of the agreement, TCL will “design, manufacture, sell, and provide customer support for BlackBerry-branded mobile devices,” while BlackBerry will chip in with the software and services. 
While the deal says that it's global, it really isn't as the deal will not be applicable in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, or Indonesia. This, according to Bllomeberg, is because Blackberry already has a licensing agreement in place in Indonesia, and is currently working on another deal with an Indian company.
The the last two BlackBerry phones that went on sale — the Android-powered DTEK50 and DTEK60 — were made by TCL using parts previously found in the Alcatel Idol 4. 
So basically, Blackberry won't be making any phones, so if you're buying a Blackberry, just know it's not being made by the Canadian company.
This continues the sad trend of Blackberry's decline. It's almost unbelievable to remember that just under a decade ago they held 20 percent of the global smartphone market, now? they only hold 0.1 percent. 

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