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TCL carries flickering BlackBerry flame with new phone launch

26 February 2017

Chinese smartphone maker TCL Communication introduces its first Blackberry-licensed phone ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.                  CEO OF TCL COMMUNICATION, NICOLAS ZIEBELL        "So the BlackBerry KEYone is and will be the most secure Android device on the market, full stop. To make sure we can keep that promise we have two elements, one is BlackBerry Company is taking care of the software, making sure the software is at the best level in terms of security and having monthly updates on the security, this is the really, really key." The device runs Android 7.1 - giving users access to the Google Play store and apps - and receives Google security patch updates, which many Android smartphones lack.