WEST CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (November 8, 2018)

Vertex Wireless, LLC. today announced that TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication), has chosen Vertex Wireless to become their premier U.S. Distributor for TCL’s licensed BlackBerry® and Alcatel Mobile branded portfolio.

TCL Communication designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile and internet products and services under three key brands – TCL, Alcatel and BlackBerry.  Vertex Wireless will be distributing the full portfolio of BlackBerry and Alcatel devices; including BlackBerry KEYone, BlackBerry KEY2, and BlackBerry KEY2 LE, Alcatel 1, Alcatel 1X, Alcatel 3V, and Alcatel GoFlip.

TCL Communication most recently introduced the world to the most advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet with the debut of the BlackBerry KEY2. Featuring an iconic BlackBerry physical keyboard and loaded with BlackBerry Limited’s best security and privacy enhancements, this all-new BlackBerry smartphone packs a number of features that are firsts for any BlackBerry smartphone. Running the latest Android™ 8.1 Oreo operating system, the BlackBerry KEY2 is the first ever BlackBerry smartphone to feature a dual-rear camera.

TCL Communication also just re-introduced its all-new and evolved Alcatel Mobile portfolio.  These devices bring flagship-style features, and premium design language across the entire lineup. Alcatel will be the world’s first brand to deliver an immersive 18:9 display experience across each series in the portfolio, made possible by using custom-built displays leveraging parent company TCL’s award-winning television technology and bringing the immersive entertainment experiences to smartphone customers. The portfolio also features all-new Alcatel experiences such as Face Key, a facial recognition technology, and enhanced camera options that give users more control over how they capture the moments they want to remember and share. Additionally, Alcatel is committed to the security of its devices and will be offering regular Android security updates, quarterly, on its most popular smartphones, including its all-new 2018 devices.

“As our mobile product portfolio continues to grow across multiple brands, it’s important to have a robust partner that’s capable of handling our increased demand through various channels. That’s why we’re happy to work with Vertex Wireless as our partner for open market devices in the U.S.” ~Eric Anderson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of North America, TCL Communication

“We are delighted to present the BlackBerry and Alcatel Mobile portfolios.  Both of these iconic brands will make a welcome addition to our devoted resale partners and we look forward to supporting TCL Communications as their premier distributor. “ ~John Wessel, Chief Executive Officer, Vertex Wireless

Vertex Wireless will begin distribution and shipping both Blackberry and Alcatel brands immediately.  Ordering and procurement information may be provided by emailing Vertex Wireless at vertex@vertexwireless.com.  More information about Vertex Wireless may also be found at www.vertexwireless.com.

About Vertex Wireless

Vertex is a strategic 4PL partner for all mobility go-to-market 4PL, distribution, logistics, Android engineering, system integration, and mobile software solutions.  Vertex Wireless specializes in providing customized mobility solutions anytime, anywhere throughout the mobile ecosystem.  With over 150 years of combined mobility experience, Vertex delivers valuable market insight that helps our partners’ go-to-market with precise execution.  Vertex has direct distribution, parts, engineering, and service relationships with nearly every OEM in North America.  These partnerships enable Vertex Wireless to provide both hardware and solutions spanning the entire mobility ecosystem.  More information on Vertex Wireless LLC may be found at www.vertexwireless.com.

About TCL Communication

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication) designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile and internet products and services under three key brands – TCL, Alcatel and BlackBerry – with its portfolio of products currently sold in over 160 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Incorporated in Hong Kong, TCL Communication operates nine R&D centers worldwide, employing thousands across the globe. For more information, please visit www.tclcom.com.

TCL is a registered trademark of TCL Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Alcatel is a trademark of Nokia used under license by TCL Communication.

Trademarks, including but not limited to BLACKBERRY and EMBLEM Design are the trademarks or registered trademarks of BlackBerry Limited, used under license, and the exclusive rights to such trademarks are expressly reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

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Media Contact:

Michael Fleming

Phone: 248.276.1824 x406

m.fleming@vertexwireless.com