With a joint statement, Vertu and TCL have announced a new partnership that will bring $ 40 million into the Chinese multinational coffers. The English brand, known for its luxury smartphone design, will use TCL’s innovative technologies to produce the next 30,000 specimens of its models, mostly hand-made.
Therefore, TCL continues to grow, which already deals with the production of Alcatel, BlackBerry and mysterious Turing brand smartphones, as well as produce Samsung TVs and own the Palm’s historic brand. It is not yet clear whether the agreement will be limited to the production of some components or whether the whole smartphone will be assembled in Chinese factories and finished in England. After all, other historic luxury brands, such as Leica and Hasselblad, have agreements with Asian partners for the rebrand of some products, with appropriate modifications.
Meanwhile, Razer, a brand known for its gaming peripherals, could enter the mobile gaming market with both devices specifically designed for gamers and with a software platform. To reveal him was Razer’s CEO, Tan Min-Ling, during the inauguration of his company’s first concept store in Hong Kong.
Razer wants to revolutionize mobile gaming with new peripherals and gaming devices, exploiting a rapidly expanding market like Android games. In the first quarter of 2017, growth was 87% compared to the same period last year, with sales of about $ 5.3 billion.
The California company has acquired in recent years OUYA, which has developed in the past several Android titles, and Nextbit, which produced a smartphone but would be absorbed to integrate some of the best mobile design talent. Will we see flyers, joysticks or similar peripherals on our smartphones or the Razer’s fantasy will bring other innovations?