TCL won’t give us BlackBerry smartphones after August 2020
TCL just put out a statement saying that they are sad to announced that their licensing deal with BlackBerry is ending on August 31. This means that the company will no longer make or sell BlackBerry branded devices because they will no longer have rights to design, manufacture or sell these devices. For those of you who bought one of this devices, the company assures they will provide support for the existing portfolio of devices including customer service and warranty services until August of 2022.
LG and ZTE won’t appear during MWC 2020 because of Coronavirus threat
MWC is right around the corner but sadly, some companies won’t be able to make it. LG sent out a press release saying that they won’t go as they don’t want to expose hundreds of their employees to international travel so they will be revealing their line-up at a separate event. ZTE had also announced that they weren’t attending but sent out a second statement saying that they will go as planned but will make sure that no one is at risk. GSM Association also released a statement saying that they will take extra precaution for the attendees.
We could get a OnePlus device with hidden cameras and a rotating cover
OnePlus showed their disappearing cam concept at CES. Now, we have a new patent that shows a rotating camera. The camera looks like the one on the 7T but all of the cameras could disappear in a ‘closed’ state and they appear and rotate once they are in an ‘open’ state. At the front we see no selfie camera so and no pop-up camera so the camera could be hidden under the display.
Apple may have the solution for the creases in foldable devices
We have a new patent for a foldable phone that actually comes from Apple. The patent shows a hinge mechanism that is designed to avoid the display creasing. This is achieved by ensuring proper separation between the first and second portions of the display. When the device is unfolded, movable flaps extend to cover the gap and then retract when you fold the device. We’ll see when Apple decides to implement this.
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