Posts tagged with: Lenovo
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    Which smartphone manufacturer has Google tapped to produce the next Nexus smartphone? For a while there we were talking about LG, and wondering if a Nexus 6 might arrive based on the company's recent G3, but public comments from execs have cast doubt on that possibility. So who, then? A new rumor landed over the weekend that suggests Motorola could step up to the role of Nexus-maker, and the phone it brings us could be the largest Nexus handset to date, a 5.9-inch phablet. The hardware is reportedly under development as codename Shamu, and that part, at least, has some evidence behind it: ...

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    Is Lenovo really intending to crank-out 60-odd smartphones before the end of the year? We continue to wonder if that boast from earlier this month is the stuff of bravado or maybe just a poor translation, but whatever the company's goals are over the next several months, its more immediate future looks like it will involve the arrival of a quad HD phablet, as a Lenovo exec teases the launch of the K920 in just a couple weeks. We first talked about this model as Lenovo's Vibe Z2 Pro, though recent leaks have been going with the more numerical designation. Whatever it's called, the hardware ...

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    Galaxy S5 Prime. Galaxy S5 LTE-A. Galaxy S5 SUPREME. Whatever you call it, we've spent the week getting to know Samsung's most polarizing Quad-HD flagship, and we know you've got questions. So we've got our review unit all charged up and ready for an on-air "live Galaxy S5 Prime review" of sorts, along with some compelling Samsung topics a few eager readers have already sent in, on today's Pocketnow Weekly podcast! But there's more to life than Samsung, so we're mixing in a whole lot more mobile tech talk for your expectant eardrums. We'll cover HTC's newest financials, Lenovo's obscene ...

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    Lenovo is currently the fifth largest smartphone maker in the world behind Samsung, Apple, Huawei and LG. If you currently haven't seen many or any of its devices your area, that's because Lenovo's biggest market lies in China. If you remember our walkthrough of Lenovo's booth back at MWC 2014, you'll remember they offer a ton of very compelling smartphones, and according to some rumors, the company is just getting started. According to DigiTimes, Lenovo is planning to continue its expansion by launching a staggering 60 smartphones this year in total. Some of these devices are already in ...

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    We've already had the pleasure of reporting on the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, from the company that purchased Motorola Mobility. It's a phablet-class device with a six-inch 2K screen and some very tiny bezels. Apparently, at the ongoing Mobile Asia Expo, Lenovo has reportedly displayed the Vibe Z2 Pro, but it has changed its name (or maybe just this specific China Mobile version). Regardless, the Lenovo K920 packs a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, six-inch QHD display, and a camera combo consisting of a 16MP main shooter, and a 5MP webcam. Powering everything is Android 4.4 ...

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    iOS 8 is here –in Beta form, at least– and (surprise, surprise) we've got some opinions. For the last Weekly podcast to begin with a "0," we bring in the big guns to discuss Apple's new platform: a four-man team that includes our resident iOS experts, one of whom joins in from the blazing heat of a car baking in the North Carolina sun just to tell us his take on the iPhone 6 and how it will/won't/might end up being a phablet. Of course we don't stop with Apple: a panoply of mobile devices, from the LG G3 to the Galaxy S5 Active to the Motorola X+1, awaits our speculation, adulation, ...

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    There were a lot of reasons to be excited about the Moto X when Motorola introduced the phone last summer, and one of its more unusual claims to fame was that the handset would be assembled right here in the US. By contrast, we're used to smartphones being fully manufactured before they're imported into the country. We had our concerns that employing a US workforce might drive the phone's cost up, but not only did the Moto X end up being one of the most affordable, best values around, but the plant's US location allowed customized phones to arrive on users' doorsteps just days after their ...

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    Ever since purchasing Motorola, Lenovo has enjoyed a higher profile in smartphone circles, but it's still not a company we'd really peg as a leader, living out on the bleeding edge of tech advancements. Instead, we see it releasing some quality budget phones, while being late to the party when it comes to things like wearables and Windows Phone hardware. That's what makes today's find so interesting, as we check out an apparent Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro handset with a quad HD display. Lenovo wouldn't be the first OEM to market with such a phone by far, and LG's launch of the G3 tomorrow should ...

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    They're not just summoned from whole cloth, and not everyone can afford the Vienna Boys Choir, so where do ringtones come from? A great many artists and musicians, actually, and we talk to a particularly talented one on today's podcast. Ali Spagnola joins us in the feature segment to share tales of music making, drinking games, and just how one gets banned from Michigan – and on the way we learn exactly how a pair of ringtones called "Radiation" and "Robots for Everyone" found themselves on millions of smartphones the world over. Before that, Adam Z. Lein stops by to tell us all about ...

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    Lenovo, the company that purchased Motorola, has been officially named a Windows Phone OEM by Microsoft back in February. As a consequence, we should expect a Windows Phone-powered smartphone with Lenovo branding by the end of the year, according to Liu Jun, chief of Lenovo's mobile division. There were previous rumors talking about a Lenovo Windows Phone towards the end of the summer, but, according to the executive's statement, this has now been postponed/reworded to indicate a more vague timeframe. In addition to the Microsoft-powered phone, there were also mentions of a possible ...

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    Motorola's made a quick stop on the road to crafting the so-called "$50 smartphone," releasing a $129 miniature handset called the Moto E in the process. We went hands-on with the Moto E in New York City earlier this week before showing you what it's camera is made of. Our full review is coming later in the month, but in the interim, we thought we'd put the Moto E up against Motorola's reigning low-cost smartphone, the Moto G. After all, the Moto G isn't just some down-specced Moto X that the company launched and then forgot about. In terms of sales, it's the most successful smartphone in ...

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    You might remember Lenovo as the company who purchased Motorola, or, you might remember our booth tour from MWC 2014, where we tried to show you what Lenovo and its products are all about. Well, the company has recently announced its latest "premium multimode business tablet", the Lenovo ThinkPad 10. If you're interested, you should know that it is priced at $599 and will be available in June online, as well as with select retailers. The Lenovo ThinkPad 10 packs, as the name implies, a 10-inch Full HD screen protected by Gorilla Glass (by the way, the construction of the slate is achieved ...

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    The Moto G LTE, and the brand new Moto E, were not the only two phones announced yesterday by Motorola. In case you missed those, you can catch up on everything, including hands-ons and camera samples. In Mexico, the two new devices were accompanied by a third one. Not a new device per se, but one that addresses a particular chunk of the market: those who want a Moto G Ferrari Edition. Expect the same internals as your regular Moto G: 720p screen, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 5MP camera, and the rest. However, the changes are on the ...

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    Just in case the Moto E just isn't your thing, and you'd rather have a Moto G instead, the rumored LTE-capable Moto G has also been made official by Motorola. Motorola is working to spread the device to more than 40 countries over more than 80 carriers in just a few weeks, as it tries to capture the attention of third-world countries. In addition to everything the current Moto G provides and LTE, this Moto G will feature microSD expansion support, similar to the E. The LTE-capable Moto G will be retailing for £149 unlocked. We will bring you more as more information becomes available to ...

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    Making a smartphone with the intent of having it sell for a budget-conscious price is a tricky balancing act. Sure, you can build a stupid cheap handset just by giving it ancient hardware, but there's a law of diminishing returns there – at some point, you're not saving any more money by going with lower-end tech. At the same time, even if you go with conservative but still decent hardware, if you're not pricing the phone low enough, it's still not going to sell. Some manufacturers have been very successful at finding this balance; companies like Motorola and Nokia certainly come to ...

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