Back in December of last year, the rights to the BlackBerry name were acquired by TCL, with the first handset under the new ownership being announced in February. The phone is facing some delays however, and now it looks like BlackBerry is considering licensing its brand to even more device types.
According to SlashGear, the brand may make an appearance on anything from tablets to wearables and even point-of-sale terminals. The publication says that in the most recent earnings call, CEO and Executive Chairman of BlackBerry, John Chen, declared:
We are now expanding to the next phase of our licensing program. This will focus on a broader set of endpoints. What this might mean, and I make no promise, is that you may soon see a BlackBerry tablet, and it will also extend to cobranded handset with IoT and Enterprise of Things to EoT devices. These endpoints will run our software and security features and be cobranded Secure by BlackBerry.
What's more, another press release hints at the possibility of medical devices bearing either the BlackBerry branding or co-branding along with "BlackBerry Secure", the firm's mobile security platform.
Only time will tell what the TCL-owned device maker is really up to.