TCL trumpets strong smartphone growth

Chinese device maker TCL said it had shipped 20.9 million smart devices in the first six months of 2015, marking a year-on-year growth of 39 per cent. The company said total sales of handsets and other products reached 34.8 million …

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Telefonica, Unicom ink smartphone pact

Telefonica and China Unicom revealed a smartphone joint procurement deal, “helping both companies deliver richer data services to a broader group of their consumers in China, Latin America and Europe”. A first round has already been completed, involving 4G smartphones. …

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TCL to start production in Brazil and India in 2016

China’s TCL plans to set up factories in Brazil and India next year to avoid high import duties as its sales expand in these fast-growing markets, Reuters said. The company didn’t say how much it would invest nor where they would …

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Alcatel OneTouch aims to become top 3 handset player

Alcatel OneTouch is upping production by approximately 30 per cent with the aim of becoming one of the world’s three largest handset manufacturers. Part of China’s TCL group, the company shipped 80 million units in 2014, which it claims makes …

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TCL confirms acquisition, will create a new Palm

China-based TCL Communication, the holding company of affordable mobile device vendor Alcatel OneTouch, has confirmed recent reports it has snapped up the Palm brand from HP. TCL said it is to create a new US-based company, Palm Inc., which will take ownership of the brand and development of mobile devices.

Palm name to revived by TCL

The Palm brand is to make a return after TCL, the parent company of device maker Alcatel OneTouch, confirmed that it acquired the trademark from HP. Palm, which initially produced PDAs, was one of the first companies to develop smartphones …

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TCL trumpets strong smartphone growth

China’s TCL, which offers devices under the Alcatel OneTouch brand, said it had seen “a new record sales volume of smart devices” during November 2014, with 5.1 million units shipped – representing year-on-year growth of 70 per cent. For the …

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