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    The MWC 2015 announcements show no signs of stopping. After yesterday's massive unveils of the HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6, other players are ready to keep the news flowing throughout the trade show. Two new smartphones have just been announced by the owner of Motorola (Lenovo, of course), one of them the Lenovo A7000 and the other the Lenovo Vibe Shot – which we covered extensively in a separate post. Let's go over the first new smartphone announcement from today. Lenovo calls the A7000 a smartphone that's "built for entertainment on a budget." It's the first phone to come with ...

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    Around these parts (especially around this MWC timeframe), we're very used to seeing traditional smartphones launch, meaning the main point of the device is communication. But every so often, a device manufacturer decides to take a different approach in the creation of a phone, and what results usually turns into either a runaway success or a dead-on-arrival type scenario. The newest smartphone that finds itself in one of these situations is the Lenovo Vibe Shot, a device that its OEM touts as being for "those who want a phone that looks and feels like a camera." The company goes on to ...

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    It's nighttime in Barcelona right now, giving us a bit of much-appreciated breathing room to collect ourselves after today's whirlwind launches, and pay some attention to a few of the less spotlight-grabbing announcements from the day. Lenovo may not be bringing any products that are as hotly anticipated as those new flagships from Samsung and HTC, but it's still got quite a few new models that could well be worth your attention. Today, the name of the game was “tablets,” and Lenovo brought three new models to show off, the Android Lenovo Tab 2 A8 and A10-70, and the Windows-running ...

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    Look at the companies that have created Nexus-series smartphones to date: HTC, Samsung, LG, and now Motorola. All big names on the international market, and all familiar brands to smartphone shoppers in the West – particularly the US, on Google's home turf. But now a new rumor suggests that Google could be thinking about going in a different direction for the manufacturer it partners with to build this year's Nexus phone (which, since we clearly can't call it the Nexus 7, has its name still up in the air), working with a Chinese OEM. The source doesn't say just who that might be, but it ...

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    Lenovo is not only Motorola's current parent company, but also one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world. Seeing their work is kind of hard in the US, since the company is mainly focused on Asia, but Lenovo has done a good job at impressing us with their mobile offerings in the past couple of years. If you're in a market currently served by this company, you better get your wallet ready for MWC. Leaked photos show us that the company is working on four different smartphones, all sporting gorgeous designs, and to be announced at MWC 2015. We're talking about the Lenovo Vibe ...

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    Back at the start of February we took a look at an unreleased Lenovo handset. The leaked pics revealed a metal-encased phone with a camera featuring an unusual triple-LED flash. At the time, the best guess for what this hardware might be identified it as a possible Vibe Z3 Pro, and we looked forward to learning more about it at MWC. While that expo's still over a week away, today we manage to get to the bottom of this phone's story, as it's revealed not to be the Vibe Z3 Pro at all, but a device called the Vibe Shot. If that name has you thinking that camera performance was a priority ...

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    Looks like it is going to be one busy Mobile World Congress: flagships are expected from HTC (the One M9), Samsung (the Galaxy S6 and/or the Galaxy S Edge), and others, including Lenovo's follow-up to the 2014 Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, introduced around the Berlin IFA. Thanks to a Weibo posting, we can both look at what is claimed to be the Lenovo Vibe Z3 Pro, and learn about its tentative specifications. Lenovo will reportedly reduce the size of the phone, from the six-inches of the Z2 Pro, to somewhere around 5.5-inches, on the Vibe Z3 Pro. The smartphone will feature a solid metal frame, ...

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    Motorola as a company has seen a lot of change in recent years. It went from being an independent company to being owned by Google and then Lenovo, and in the process released spectacular smartphones such as the Moto X, Moto G, and Nexus 6. Now that the transition period is nearing an end with Lenovo having engulfed the mobile OEM, it's time for the Motorola smartphone sales figures to start stabilizing as well, and they definitely have in the fourth quarter of 2014. According to the earnings report released by parent company Lenovo, Motorola sold about 10 million smartphones during the ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Another year, another International Consumer Electronics Show behind us. Was 2015's one that will go down as a banner year in the annals of history? We didn't see any huge show-stopping announcements, nor surprise reveals of everyone's-talking-about-it hardware, but the show we did see unfold over the course of last week was still a totally solid offering, packed with lots of great phones, tablets, wearables, and accessories that all came together to place us on some solid footing as we get ready for the rest of this quarter's launches. As we start thinking about gearing up for MWC in ...

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    Smartphone camera performance has made huge leaps and bounds since its early days, and much more than simply taking higher-resolution pics than in years past, today's phones deliver images with more accurate colors, lower noise, and support for fancy focus tricks. While the lion's share of those improvements are due to better hardware in our phones themselves, other benefits have come from external accessories: everything from pop-on lens extensions to full-on external cameras. This year at CES we saw Lenovo introduce something a bit different from what many manufacturers are doing, ...

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    Lenovo has been relatively quiet here in the United States, and CES is one of the few occasions throughout the year that the company makes it into the American news cycle with a new smartphone announcements. This year it chose to debut the successor to its Vibe X2, and we visited the Lenovo booth in Las Vegas to create the below Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro hands-on video. The phone is decidedly mid-range (but not terribly so), flanked by specifications such as a 5.3-inch FHD display, a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, 2GB of RAM, and other such specs that aren't all that bad when put into ...

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    It's coming up on one year since we first got the surprise news that Google was unloading Motorola and planning to sell the company off to Lenovo. Having just seen the arrival of the very attractive latest round of Motorola handsets, including the Moto X and Moto G, we found ourselves the slightest bit nervous, but reassurances from the companies involved suggested that things would largely be business as usual: Motorola focusing on sales in the West, with Lenovo keeping its attention on Asia. By now the acquisition is complete, with Motorola a Lenovo-owned subsidiary, and while Motorola ...

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    Lenovo just shared with us news of a couple new phones, but that's not it for this year's CES offerings. The company's also going after the wearable market with a new wristband, and one sporting a pretty impressive battery life: the Vibe Band VB10. The VB10 looks a bit like wearables like the Samsung Gear Fit or Microsoft Band, having a similar rectangular display. The VB10's stands out by nature of it being a low-power, high-contrast e-ink screen, one that measure 1.43 inches and has a resolution of 296 x 128. That low-power display tech allows the VB10 to last for up to a week on a ...

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    Back at IFA in September, Lenovo brought us its Vibe X2 Android, an affordably-priced five-incher with a unique look that gave the phone a striped, layered appearance. For CES this month, the manufacturer's back with a newly refreshed edition, introducing the slightly larger Vibe X2 Pro. The X2 Pro steps things up to a 5.3-inch 1080p display, while offering users the power of a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB of RAM, and a comfortable 32GB of on-board storage. There's a 13MP main camera, similar to what we see on the Lenovo P90, but there's no optical stabilization here. What we get instead ...

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    As press day at CES 2015 rolls on, it's Lenovo's turn to flip the switch on its latest mobile hardware, and that includes a couple new Androids for us to check out. The first on the docket is the P90, an Intel-powered handset with 5.5-inch 1080p display. The phone runs a 64-bit Atom Z3560, and when paired with a matching Intel modem, the P90 will be capable of high-speed LTE-Advanced connectivity on supporting networks around the globe. The P90 gets 2GB of memory, 32GB storage, and will ship running Android 4.4 KitKat. The main camera is a 13MP component with optical stabilization, with a ...

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    This year's been a bumpy one for smartphone giant Samsung. While the company is still selling a crazy number of handsets, little by little it's seen its market share shrink as competition starts chipping away at the Samsung's dominance. We've already seen companies like Xiaomi really step-up their smartphone sales, joined by other rising Asian manufacturers like Lenovo. Back at the end of October, we took a look at the state of the market in Q3 2014, reflecting on just what had shifted over the course of the prior year. Today, some new Q3 figures are available from a different source, and ...

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    Motorola's Moto 360 still feels like a relatively new smartwatch: it only went up for sale a couple months ago, and new variants continue to arrive. But it's easy to forget that this guy's been official since all the way back in March, over eight months ago. In that light, is it too soon to start thinking about what Motorola might be planning for a second generation Moto 360, maybe one that could launch sometime in the spring of next year? That's the talk emerging out of Russia this week, as comments from a Lenovo exec make it look like a new Moto 360 could be right around the corner. ...

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    When we first caught wind of the news, we nearly didn't believe it: how could Lenovo purchase Motorola? This was a company that Google had only just taken under its wing, and following the strong reception of models like the Moto X and Moto G, we were feeling extremely optimistic about what might be possible from a Google-owned Motorola. But then on one cold day in late January the rumor landed that a deal to sell control of Motorola to Lenovo was in the late stages of negotiation, and just hours later Google made it official: Lenovo was buying Motorola – Motorola Mobility, if we're ...

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    The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro isn't the only new tablet Lenovo's got to announce today, though with that integrated pico projector, it's quite the spotlight-grabber. The rest of the manufacturer’s new tablet offerings may not include such unusual features, but still manages to offer a nice selection of sizes and OS options: let's take a look at the multiple new Yoga Tablet 2 models. There are four primary configurations for the Yoga Tablet 2, combining either eight or ten-inch screen sizes with your choice of Android or Windows for the OS. All four are powered by quad-core Intel Atom ...

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    The idea of putting a built-in projector into mobile devices sounds like such a good one: an instant big screen ready to share content, all at the touch of a button. But the reality has been less than sunny, with the few phones we've seen equipped with pico projectors ending up awkwardly sized and delivering underpowered projector performance. Is there any way to make this work, or is the technology just not there to do the idea justice? Lenovo thinks it's worth another stab, only instead of a phone, this time it's bringing a projector to the tablet form factor, as it introduces the Yoga ...

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    Going back years now, to the time when Motorola was first getting its bearings as a Google-owned company, we've been paying attention to the role former-Googler Punit Soni has been playing as Motorola's VP of Product Management. He's kept us in the loop about the manufacturer's plans for software updates, helped drive Motorola away from MOTOBLUR and towards a near-stock Android experience, and occasionally been the unintentional source for upcoming-product rumors. But that's all coming to an end, as today we see his path diverge from Motorola's, with Soni announcing his departure from the ...

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    One of our favorite devices of last year just got a refresh this year, and your wait to get your hands on one is about to end. The new Moto X is currently being put to its pace in our Pocketnow labs, and so far, it has proven to be a worthy successor to its 2013 iteration. The company has just provided an official date for its preorders to begin, and we hope you're reading this with your wallets ready. Motorola and AT&T have officially announced that the Moto X preorders begin tomorrow, September 16th at noon Eastern, 9AM Pacific. These preorders apply to both the carrier-locked ...

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    Has it been a week already? Last Monday we were still gearing-up for IFA 2014, preparing ourselves for the torrent of phone, tablet, and wearable news that would consumer our lives for the days to come. We had high expectations going in, having heard no shortage of rumors for what new products would be on the expo floor, and that's not even touching upon the many launches we saw in the weeks leading up to the conference, from manufacturers too eager to wait for IFA itself. With our crack team of Taylor Martin and Michael Fisher on the ground, we've brought you hands-on report after ...

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    Lenovo, the company that bought Motorola, is also present at the International Radio Show in Berlin, and, it has announced two smartphones at its special event today. We're looking at the "fashion-forward VIBE X2", and the VIBE Z2, the phone that "perfects the selfie" -- after the Sony Xperia C3, and this morning's Lumia 735. The Lenovo VIBE X2, pictured above, features a five-inch Full HD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and is powered by a MediaTek MT6595m True8Core SoC clocked at 2.GHz, with 4G LTE capabilities. There are 2GB or RAM available for your apps to use, as well as ...

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