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Review: The TCL 10 Pro fails to stand out in a crowded mid-range market

Review: The TCL 10 Pro fails to stand out in a crowded mid-range market

TCL has released plenty of smartphones under the BlackBerry and Alcatel banners, but last year's Plex was the company's first self-branded phone. Next week, two new devices join the young family: the super-cheap TCL 10L and the mid-range TCL 10 Pro. At $449, the 10 Pro gets a lot right — but unpolished UI and shoddy image processing hamper what could have been an interesting player in the budget space.

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TCL 10L review: Stretching what you get for $250

TCL 10L review: Stretching what you get for $250

It's not often we get a new name in the Android ecosystem, but following its freshman Plex, TCL is putting its best foot forward with three new phones this year. So far as I'm concerned, it's the budget-oriented TCL 10L that's the star of the lineup. With flagship prices skyrocketing to well over a thousand dollars, this $250 phone better serves a bigger audience. But software is a question — in more ways than one.

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TCL’s SOCL500TWS are the true wireless earbuds that’ll cure your stay-at-home blues

TCL’s SOCL500TWS are the true wireless earbuds that’ll cure your stay-at-home blues

Think back, way back to CES 2020. Remember when we tech journalists still travelled (in airplanes!) to trade shows and covered the crap out of them? Those were the days! It all seems like ages ago now. But I digress… Back at CES in January, among the plethora of devices TCL announced -- all the TVs, cool phones, and even prototypes -- were these unassuming true wireless earbuds, the SOCL500TWS (ugh, that name). They gave everyone in the media a pair.

I didn’t think much of them at the time. Sure, I was intrigued by the reasonable $80 price tag and the colorful translucent design, but quickly forgot about them.

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TCL's new mid-range 10 series looks like a killer value, based on official pricing

TCL's new mid-range 10 series looks like a killer value, based on official pricing

TCL has taken today to remind us that it's upcoming 10-series of phones is, well, still upcoming. Reiterating most of the details we learned back at CES, we were previously told that more details for the phones would land at MWC — which, of course, didn't happen. In its latest announcement, TCL has added a few new pieces of information for its three upcoming, self-branded handsets, including more precise specs, pricing, and availability.

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TCL doesn't have a folding phone to sell you, but it does have more ideas for one

TCL doesn't have a folding phone to sell you, but it does have more ideas for one

The folding phone market is heating up, and while smartphone manufacturer TCL has shown off concepts for some of its potential foldables, the company has yet to announce a concrete product. That isn't changing, but TCL today unveiled two new form factors it's exploring: a phone with a pull-out display, and one with a tri-fold design.

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TCL prototype leak appears to reveal phone with slide-out screen

TCL prototype leak appears to reveal phone with slide-out screen

Folding phones are so hot right now, but there are still many Android OEMs that haven't taken a crack at the idea. TCL showed off an early prototype of a Galaxy Fold-like device at CES earlier this year, and now it looks like the company might be working on something much different.

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All the companies that have withdrawn from MWC

All the companies that have withdrawn from MWC

The coronavirus outbreak is shaking up the tech world, leading to factory and store shutdowns all over China. This could mean we'll see some production shortages, but fears of the virus spread also have more tangible effects. Many companies have decided to withdraw from or limit their availability at MWC 2020, slated to begin February 24. To hinder contamination, the fair organizer GSMA has put a vast number of actions in motion to keep attendees as safe as possible.

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BlackBerry phones may finally be dying for good

BlackBerry phones may finally be dying for good

When BlackBerry finally made the move away from proprietary software and jumped aboard the Android train, the Priv was the only phone it produced by itself before teaming up with Chinese manufacturer TCL in 2016. That partnership has now come to an end, as TCL has announced that it will no longer make phones with BlackBerry branding.

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TCL Plex gets its Android 10 update with some unwanted bloatware tagging along

TCL Plex gets its Android 10 update with some unwanted bloatware tagging along

The TCL Plex was announced late last year at IFA, marking the company's first self-named foray into the world of smartphones, following its success under a host of other brand names. Expectations were high, and the phone's mid-range specs sounded impressive on paper, but it looks like TCL couldn't resist the urge to drag the experience down just a little bit. As part of its brand new Android 10 update, the phone picked up a bit of bloatware in the form of a likely-unwanted game.

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Every new Android TV announced at CES 2020

Every new Android TV announced at CES 2020

Just like any year, this year's CES has focused quite a bit on television sets. And just like any (recent) year, this year brings us a whole slew of new Android TV products. To make it easier to sift through them, we've compiled this article combining all the announcements from the show, sorted alphabetically by manufacturer.

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