Yep, Blackberry smartphones will be dead again as the company has just announced that their partnership with TCL will end this August 31, 2020, and after that, TCL will cease to produce Blackberry smartphones as they have no longer have the rights to the design to make and sell Blackberry-branded smartphones.
— BlackBerry Mobile (@BBMobile) February 3, 2020
The partnership between Blackberry and TCL started in 2016 and they’ve created a bunch of Blackberry smartphones with QWERTY keyboard that runs on Android. Most of the smartphones aren’t popular as they have been snubbed by the consumers due to the price despite the availability of the physical QWERTY keyboard.
Those who bought a Blackberry smartphone will still have customer service and warranties until August 31, 2022.