TCL Stories September 10

Samsung’s latest foldables prove that the technology is ready for mainstream users, but Samsung is the only major player at the moment. TCL has long been teasing foldable devices, and while it’s not coming to market, the company is today showing off “Chicago,” which would have been the most affordable foldable ever.

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TCL Stories September 8

TCL just unveiled its first batch of televisions with Google TV built in last month, but now the collection is expanding. Today, TCL is introducing the X9, a huge 85-inch TV with Google TV, mini-LED, and more for a whopping $9,999.

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TCL Stories August 10

Google TV came to life on last year’s Chromecast, then expanded to Sony’s pretty-darn-expensive Bravia TVs earlier this year. Now, though, the platform is coming to something more affordable. TCL is bringing several Google TV models to market this month, and I’ve had to chance to check them out in person.

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TCL is best known for its Roku TVs here in the US, but the company has also been selling Android TV models for the past year or so here, and for a while now internationally. Today, TCL is launching its first TVs using Google TV.

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TCL Stories June 29

TCL confirms Android update commitment for 20-series w/ 2 years of security patches

TCL is only on its second major release cycle for self-branded Android smartphones, but it’s clear the company is becoming a major player in the mid-range and entry-level markets. That’s an area where Android updates are often sorely neglected, and unfortunately, TCL isn’t exactly breaking down any walls with its 20-series devices.

TCL Stories June 28

After its debut in the US smartphone market last year, TCL is expanding its latest lineup to the States. Starting today, the TCL 20 Series is available in the United States with three phones, plus an earbuds freebie.

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TCL Stories June 17

After expanding to Sony earlier this year, the next big name is about to join the Google TV train. Apparently, TCL is preparing to launch its batch of Google TV panels sometime in the next two months.

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TCL Stories April 14

As foldable smartphones continue to evolve and improve, concepts are getting more outlandish. TCL is now showing off a new concept that combines foldables and rollables in one. The TCL “Fold ‘n Roll” combines three display sizes in one.

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TCL has officially unveiled the 20L, 20L+, and 20 Pro 5G as follow-ups to last year’s affordably focused Android entrants.

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TCL Stories March 14

Google has updated a support document today, adding references to unreleased devices from seven different Android makers, including the LG Stylo 7 and Samsung A82.

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TCL Stories February 1

[Update: Prepaid too] TCL 10 5G expands to Verizon w/ mmWave at $399

As the carrier continues to make a massive 5G push, Verizon is pulling some new manufacturers into its lineup. During its first big year making smartphones for the mass market, TCL is now arriving on Verizon with its TCL 10 5G.

TCL Stories January 20

Roku is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of TCL’s TV lineup, but the company has been producing Android TV-equipped models for a few years now. This week, TCL has confirmed that it will update its 2019 and 2020 releases to Android TV 11.

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TCL Stories January 19

Android 11 begins rolling out for TCL 10L

TCL has now started rolling out the solitary full OS upgrade promised for the affordable TCL 10L in the form of Android 11.

TCL Stories January 11

TCL is one of the biggest names in TV right now thanks to super affordable hardware that, frankly, is really good. After bringing Android TV models to the US market in 2020, TCL has just announced that it will be adopting Google TV in 2021.

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TCL brought its name to the smartphone market in 2020 with a trio of options, and going into 2021, the company has two new releases. The TCL 20 5G and TCL 20 SE arrive starting today in select countries. Here’s what they bring to the table.

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Today, TCL is announcing a trio of Android tablets to be released over the next few months, including a model using a NXTPAPER display, their competitor to color E Ink.

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TCL Stories October 27, 2020

[Update: TAB Family Edition] TCL launches TAB 8-inch Android tablet at Verizon w/ $199 price

LTE-connected Android tablets are often expensive and not always worth the money, but Verizon and TCL are hoping to change that with the $199 TAB.

TCL Stories October 14, 2020

TCL has some of the most popular smart TVs in the world with its Roku-powered lineup, but earlier this year, the company announced that it was bringing Android TV models to the mix. Now, TCL has expanded its Android TV lineup in the US, now offering three 4K models.

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TCL Stories September 3, 2020

With IFA 2020 underway, TCL has unveiled an affordable Android tablet duo in the form of the TCL 10 TABMAX and TABMID.

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TCL Stories August 18, 2020

No doubt hoping to capitalize on its recent releases the TCL 10 5G is looking to provide you with yet another affordable Android device — but this time with 5G connectivity.

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TCL Stories June 24, 2020

TCL 10 Pro, 10L get May security patch, camera improvements, and a price cut too

TCL’s affordable Android smartphones hit the scene last month with clean software, excellent hardware, and solid value too. Now, TCL is rolling out the May 2020 security patch to the TCL 10 Pro and 10L, and there are also camera improvements in tow.

TCL Stories June 8, 2020

Fun fact: TCL 10 Pro, TCL 10L are Verizon-certified devices

The TCL 10 series finally went on sale last month with pretty solid hardware for the price tag, and now we’ve learned there’s another perk to these devices — the TCL 10 Pro and 10L are both Verizon certified.

TCL Stories June 5, 2020

Roku has been the biggest player in the US when it comes to smart TV platforms, but Google’s Android TV hasn’t given up the fight. Today, Google’s platform is getting a boost as TCL has announced that it will begin selling Android TV models in the United States for the first time.

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TCL Stories June 3, 2020

Affordable smartphones have come a long way, and the TCL 10L is yet another testament to that statement.

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TCL Stories May 21, 2020

TCL might be better known for making TVs or selling rebranded devices with the Blackberry or Alcatel logo, but now they are hoping to take on the mid-range with their own 10 Pro.

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TCL Stories May 14, 2020

TCL, still better known for mid-range TVs, is now dipping its toes into the smartphone waters with the 10L and 10 Pro — two budget-oriented smartphones that look surprisingly compelling.

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TCL Stories April 6, 2020

Back before all the madness that is the coronavirus pandemic, TCL had announced its new 10-series smartphones at CES 2020 without any pricing or specs. Now, TCL has announced pricing for the TCL 10 Pro, 10L, and 10 5G, as well as complete spec sheets.

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TCL Stories March 5, 2020

In lieu of an official unveiling at MWC 2020, TCL has today showcased a couple of crazy “rollable” and triple folding prototype Android devices.

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TCL Stories February 17, 2020

Smartphone makers are experimenting with some new form factors this year and TCL has, in the past, shown off some interesting folding concepts. Today, though, a render of a TCL device with a “slide out” screen has leaked, showing off something no one expected.

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TCL Stories February 12, 2020

[Update: Crisis meeting] Here are all the companies not attending MWC 2020 due to coronavirus

The potential risk of the coronavirus has loomed over MWC 2020 in Barcelona since the first wave of news of the outbreak first broke during the early stage of this year.

TCL Stories February 10, 2020

[Update: Vivo, Intel] TCL cancels MWC 2020 press conference, will still attend show

The growing list of firms pulling out of MWC 2020 due to the novel coronavirus increases further as TCL has now canceled its press conference at the event.

TCL Stories January 12, 2020

The Android smartphone market is full of different choices, especially at more affordable price points. After testing the waters with its Plex smartphone last year, TCL is entering the North American market in 2020 with the TCL 10 Pro, 10L, and 10 5G and at CES 2020, we spend a few minutes checking them out.

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TCL Stories January 6, 2020

TCL has long been a part of the Android market, but mainly under the names of other brands such as Alcatel, Blackberry, and others. In 2019, the company debuted its first self-branded Android smartphone and at CES 2020, the TCL 10 Pro, 10L, and 10 5G are preparing to enter the US smartphone market.

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TCL Stories September 6, 2019

The company behind some popular Android brands such as Alcatel and BlackBerry is one better known for its TVs. At IFA 2019, TCL wants to make a name for itself in smartphones with the launch of the TCL Plex.

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TCL Stories February 24, 2019

MWC announcements are in full swing today, and amongst showing off some foldable concepts, TCL is also making some announcements with BlackBerry and Alcatel. The BlackBerry Key2 is getting a new variant with a slick red paint job and Alcatel just unveiled four new Android devices. Here’s what you need to know.

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TCL Stories February 17, 2019

LG says it’s ‘too early’ to launch a folding phone as several TCL concept designs are revealed

Folding smartphones have been teased from several companies, and we’ve seen a few different takes on the form factor already. This past week, however, news regarding how both LG and TCL intend to handle folding phones, and they have wildly different takes.

TCL Stories August 9, 2018

Three years after a series of CEO changes at HP led to the implosion and ultimate death of webOS as a smartphone and tablet platform. The Palm brand was sold to TCL in 2014. Known for reviving BlackBerry, TCL crowdsourced smartphone ideas for Palm and the possible end result was leaked today.

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TCL Stories January 4, 2017

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It’s been an interesting ride for BlackBerry over the years as the company has moved out of the public spotlight over the past several years. Last month TCL announced a new partnership to build BlackBerry phones, and at a closed press event at CES 2017, the company has now revealed what is in store for BlackBerry, including giving us an early look at some unreleased hardware.

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TCL Stories January 6, 2015

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As suggested last week, it seems that TCL, parent company of Alcatel Onetouch, has indeed purchased the rights to the Palm trademarks from HP and plans to launch new devices under that banner. What new devices, exactly, is still a mystery, however.

Today TCL CEO George Guo said that he believed the existing value of the Palm brand had piqued the company’s interest in acquiring the trademarks, though it seems it did so without much of a plan for the future. The executive said that the Palm name will be brought back to the market, but TCL is hoping that the public will provide ideas for products it can produce under the brand.

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