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    If you were wondering exactly how Microsoft manages to keep “partners” like Lenovo, HP or Dell happy while eroding their hardware sales numbers with Surface competition, it turns out it’s not always easy. The PC market’s second and third largest manufacturers recently came even closer to Redmond, agreeing to plug Surface Pro convertibles themselves at the expense of homebrewed products, but the worldwide leader in computer shipments turned down the offer. That apparently happened “more than one year ago”, when Lenovo president and COO Gianfranco Lanci “said no I don’t see ...

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    Well, that sure didn’t take long. The rookie smartphone effort of a little known Chinese company called ZUK was barely announced domestically a couple of months back, securing Cyanogen as a key software partner soon after, and already, folks living in all “big five” European markets can purchase the Z1 from their local Amazon e-outlets. Of course, ZUK isn’t your typical OnePlus or LeTV-like mobile neophyte. The seemingly obscure brand belongs to giant Lenovo, which reportedly climbed from number six to five in the Q3 global shipment ranks. As such, the ZUK Z1 comes not only with ...

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    Although global smartphone shipments reportedly grew around 9 percent between July and September 2015 over the previous quarter, from 305 million units to close to 333M, the market’s gold and silver manufacturer medalists somehow both lost steam. Samsung dipped below a 25 percent slice of the pie, mostly due to lackluster box-office results in the low to mid-end segments, where Chinese rivals reign supreme. Of course, the Galaxy S6 duo (or should we say trio now?) also failed to recover after a mediocre sales start, and projected 2015 numbers for the series are down to 40 million copies. ...

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    In the face of Lenovo's and subsidiary Motorola's major cuts in workforce and a redoubling of the latter's brand on the mobile division's output, this development came without warning. Yet, we've come to start relying on leakers who have begun building their credibility with us. Then again, a leak is a leak, so we should all be taking the grain of salt we've been prescribed. Malaysia's @upleaks on Twitter posted then removed a press photo of a Lenovo-branded phone dubbed the "Lemon X" that retains much of the current Motorola design language. The signature arcs at top and bottom edges, ...

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    When one of Lenovo’s posters for a September 8 announcement leaked out online, very clearly showing a 2015 Moto 360 photo and disclosing the event’s venue as China, we automatically assumed the upgraded smartwatch could snub Berlin’s IFA last week, and instead go official today in the manufacturer’s homeland. That obviously wasn’t the case, but following a global introduction almost seven days ago, the second-gen Motorola Moto 360 just landed in China. Why is a regional launch so important? For one thing, this is the first Android Wear timepiece to debut in the world’s biggest ...

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    It might as well have been a bar. Or a dance club. Full of EDM, feathers and psychotic playhouses. Really, when you walk into the Messe Berlin around this time of year, you should expect and receive everything. Buzzed-about wearables from Huawei and Samsung made their ways to the fray. Sony wore its Xperia lineage with its sixth coat of paint. ZTE splashed more of its truer colors onto the newest Axon smartphone. And then the trunk of the show irreparably branches into something else. We'll enjoy the climb as we head inside Mobilegeeks.de's tech.lounge at IFA 2015 and join hosts Sascha ...

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    The peak of IFA is well behind us, and as the expo wraps up, we're getting a little time to circle back around and take a closer look at some products that launched over the course of the past few days. We just took another peek at the sizable Lenovo Phab Plus, and now we're checking in with another of the company's new products, the 12-inch 2-in-1 IdeaPad Miix 700. We were already a bit taken with the Miix 700 when Lenovo announced it last week, offering shoppers an interesting alternative to Windows 10 tablets like Microsoft's own Surface devices. At least, with an integrated kickstand ...

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    Lenovo emerged as one of the manufacturers with an impossible-to-ignore lineup of new devices this year at IFA, bringing us all manner of new laptops, tablet, phones, and all the hybrid model living in-between. We've already had the chance to go hands-on with a bunch of these new devices at early briefing events, including the company's giant new phablet (or should we just call it a tablet at this size?), the 6.8-inch Phab Plus. And while we brought you a first-hand account and plenty of pics of the model, sometimes you've just got to see a phone in action before you can really start ...

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    The three new Vibe-series smartphones Lenovo showcased in Berlin last week for IFA 2015 are certainly attractive in their own very unique ways, but overall, they’re not exactly flagships. The Vibe S1 stands out with an unconventional dual selfie cam arrangement, yet the 2,500 mAh battery seems disappointingly tiny, and the 13MP rear snapper is hardly a top-of-the-line endowment nowadays. Likewise, the Vibe P1 fails to enthuse shutterbugs, as well as selfie fanatics with 13 and 5MP cameras, also packing only 2GB RAM, but more than making up for its downsides in battery endurance. As for ...

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    It’s always wise to wait for a phone’s official announcement, even when online retailers jump the gun and seemingly let the cat out of the bag, fully revealing the specifications. The Lenovo Vibe P1 managed to keep a few surprises under wraps for its IFA 2015 debut, targeting “consumers who never stop to plug in” not just with a gigantic 5,000 mAh battery. Don’t get us wrong, the twice-as-large cell than that of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is hands down the hardware highlight. But at the same time, Lenovo wagers on a series of energy-enhancing functions and technologies, plus Vibe ...

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    Lenovo's announced a ton of hardware today at IFA in Berlin, and we've been doing our best to bring you hands-on looks at as many of these new models as we can. But there's one we haven't touched on quite yet that's definitely worthy of some attention, as Lenovo launches the Vibe S1 with dual front-facing cameras. Yup: two cameras up front. We had a feeling this was coming after seeing an official photo of the phone turn up at a Chinese regulatory agency, and today's news confirms it. The Vibe S1's front cameras act a lot like the Duo Camera arrangement on HTC models, with one high-res 8MP ...

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    Lenovo's YOGA Tab series of consumer Android tablets has always been pretty unique. Today an updated set has been announced and the Tab 3 versions bring some new innovations.  First off the Tab 3 will be available with an 8 inch screen or a 10 inch screen. That's the major difference between the two.  The 8 inch one will also have up to 20 hours of battery life with its 6200 mAh battery versus the 10 inch Tab's 18 hours with an 8400 mAh battery. Both will have a 800 x 1280 pixel resolution screen, quad-core 1.3 GHz (Qualcomm APQ8009) processors, Dolby Atmos audio, Android 5.1, an 8 ...

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    The Moto 360 has been considered the poster child for the Android Wear smartwatch platform for a while now. Today, Motorola and Lenovo have announced the 2nd generation Moto 360, with a few design changes and improvements. The new Moto 360 is meant to appeal more to a wider variety of people including men, women, and fitness enthusiasts. It will be available in the $299 to $499 price range depending on your customizations and in addition to the regular online, Amazon, & BestBuy retail locations, Motorola will also be selling the Moto 360 at Nordstrom which will hopefully appeal to the ...

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    Today Lenovo is announcing a new phablet called the PHAB PLUS. Even though Lenovo now owns Motorola, they're still releasing Android phones under the Lenovo name. This one won't be released in the North American market though. The Lenovo PHAB PLUS will be released in India, Asia and some South American countries. It's got a 6.8-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS screen, Qualcomm Octa-Core 64-bit processor, Android 5.0 Lollipop, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, Micro SD support for expandable storage, and a 3500 mAh Li-ion battery. Of course it has Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and 4G LTE as well, and ...

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    The Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro is similar to the 10 inch YOGA Tab 3, but with some big upgrades. Its 10 inch IPS screen is QHD 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution with 299 nits. It's running Android 5.1 on an Intel Atom x5-Z8500 processor. You've also got IP21 splash proofing, four front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos 3D Surround Sound, a 10200 mAh battery for up to 18 hours of use, a 13 megapixel AF rear camera and a 5 megapixel AF front-facing camera. Oh, it's also got a 70 inch rotating Pico Projector with 50 nits, digital focus, and gesture control. The previous Lenovo YOGA Tab 2 Pro had the ...

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    The global commander of the slowly crumbling PC universe has jumped the gun at IFA 2015 with an onslaught of product announcements roughly 48 hours ahead of the Berlin tech fair’s formal commencement. As always, Lenovo’s computing roster is all about choice and diversity, as business consumers, power users, casual web enjoyers and hardcore gamers are equally taken care of. Hands down the star of the rich and eclectic IFA portfolio is the 12-inch 2-in-1 IdeaPad Miix 700, which launches an all-out attack on Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 with similar versatility, portability and a slightly ...

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    For the more business-related and content creation crowd, Lenovo makes the ThinkPad YOGA series and today two new models have been announced; the ThinkPad YOGA 260 and ThinkPad YOGA 460. These are a couple of 2-in-1 tablet PC convertibles that are able to pack a huge amount of power both as a Windows 10 tablet or a Windows 10 laptop computer. They're very similar, but the 460 is capable of packing even more features into its form factor. Both have the 360 degree screen hinge that offers multiple usage modes; laptop mode, stand mode, tent mode, and tablet mod. Both come with Windows 10 as ...

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    Update: That Huawei Watch gave us the jeebies all through the program. Well, glad that's all uploaded. One of the nice things about the current monoform world of slab smartphones is that there are very few moving parts to break. Until, that is, you decide to defy common sense and stick your brand new Galaxy Note 5's S Pen into its silo backwards. That's when life stops getting funny ... and starts getting real. Join us for a debate on whether this is an example of terminal user stupidity or inexcusable design flaw, and then stick around for all the news of the week in mobile technology, ...

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    Earlier this month we got some bad news out of the Lenovo/Motorola camp, with news of some serious cuts to the workforces of both companies. Alongside word of that downsizing, we also learned of changes that would be coming to how Lenovo and subsidiary Motorola operate, with Motorola stepping up to fill R&D and manufacturing roles for Lenovo. What does that mean for the future of Lenovo as a smartphone brand? Today we begin to understand the breadth of these changes, as Lenovo Mobile reveals its intent to put its own smartphone brand to rest, transitioning many future handsets over to ...

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    Unwilling to partake in the traditional (and some say futile) spec wars this fall, Lenovo is reportedly looking to stand out with a rare trait for each upcoming smartphone rather than the same Snapdragon 810 chips and quad HD displays as everyone else. The Vibe S1, for instance, should cater to selfie addicts with a unique dual front-facing camera arrangement in tow, while the Vibe P1 is just about confirmed to pack a colossal 5,000 mAh battery. Exactly how big is that? Maybe you can get an idea by us recently calling (and rightly so) the Moto X Play’s 3,630 mAh cell “giant.” 5,000 ...

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    For one reason or another, plenty of smartphone manufacturers have saw fit to place two camera modules on the rear of their smartphones. Some want to capture 3D imagery, while others want to combine the outputs from both sensors to produce a higher-res image than could be produced by a single camera alone. Others still use a second sensor to gather depth information. But for all those developments, we haven't seen similar dual-camera layouts come to the front-facers on smartphones. At least, not yet, but some new rumors suggest that could be about to change, thanks to Lenovo and its Vibe ...

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    East Asian OEM layoffs with global impacts bookend this Thursday. We had news this morning out of Taipei from HTC of a 15 percent cut in workforce, or roughly 2,400 positions. This evening's news comes from Hong Kong and from Lenovo, where management has decided to eliminate just over 10 percent of its ranks of 60,000. Subsidiary company Motorola will end up taking a loss of 500 jobs, or a quarter of its current workforce. Lenovo specifically cited challenges facing Motorola in Latin American smartphone markets as well as volatile economic conditions. Costs have ballooned at the parent ...

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    It feels like Affordable Technology Week around these parts, doesn't it? We kicked it off Monday with our full review of Motorola's Moto G smartphone, kept the ball in the air Wednesday with a review of the same company's Moto Pulse Bluetooth headphones, and we debated the sanity of "settling" for affordable mobile technology in this week's podcast. Now it's time to take the cheap talk to tablet town with a look at a product from Motorola's parent company, Lenovo. Having answered the question of whether you can survive on a $200 smartphone, we now turn to the question of whether you ...

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    The day has come when we can finally put an end to rumors, leaks, reports, and our anticipation, as Motorola has finally unveiled its first phone for today, the Moto X Style (the Moto X Play is the second Moto X variant for this year). Contrary to last year, and the year before, Motorola has decided to introduce not one, but two versions of the Moto X. The Moto X Style is what we're looking at. The Moto X Style features a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 808 processor, just like the LG G4 flagship. This SoC is a six-core chip and is clocked at 1.8GHz. ...

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    Lenovo isn't exactly the biggest contender in the Android tablet space — in fact, looking through the company's website, the Tab 2 A8 is the only tablet listed that runs an Android version newer than 4.4 KitKat. It isn't the highest end device we've seen, and it's certainly not aimed at beating out the iPad Air 2 or Nexus 9 any time soon. But at just $129.99 for a quad-core processor, an 8" display, a near-stock build of Android 5.0 Lollipop, and front-firing speakers powered by Dolby audio, it's hard to ignore. The Tab 2 A8 looks promising for the price, but how well will it perform? ...

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