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    So far, the news today has been no stranger to whiskey tango foxtrot moments, like that unexpected rumor that Samsung could be taking a major step back from its heavily customized, own-app-laden take on Android in favor of a more Google-driven look. But that might have nothing on this next bizarre tale, as reports come in that Lenovo is finalizing a deal that would make it the new owner of Motorola Mobility, buying the company from Google. Motorola only just started showing a new side to its lineup last summer with the release of the Moto X, and it's shocking to think that it could be ...

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    A few weeks back at CES we first heard about Lenovo's ThinkPad 8, another compact Windows 8.1 tablet. But unlike some of the real budget-minded options, Lenovo's tablet had the specs to potentially attract business users: things like a 1920 x 1200 display, metal body, and options for a whole boatload of storage. Unsurprisingly, we were pretty taken with this slate, especially since it still managed to deliver all this while being comparatively affordable, set to sell starting around $400. We knew that sales were set to begin this month, and today see Lenovo start accepting orders for the ...

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    For a company that tends not to dominate mobile industry headlines, Lenovo sure has been putting forth a pretty respectable spread of hardware over the course of the last six months or so. That's included some oddballs, like a non-convertible-tablet Android laptop, but also some very compelling devices like the ThinkPad 8. On the smartphone front, the Vibe Z was probably the most interesting of the company's offerings, sporting a 5.5-inch 1080p display and Snapdragon 800 SoC. Today, we're looking at where Lenovo might be working to take its smartphone lineup from here, and if some ...

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    For all the months we spend looking forward to the CES, thinking about which devices we might see, and planning whose booth we're going to hit first, it sure can go by in a flash. Sure, it doesn't seem like it when you're in the thick of things, but looking back on it now, just a week later, it's already starting to seem like a distant memory. Part of that has to be due to just how close we are to MWC, and how quickly we have to transition back into that building-up role as we field the mountains of new rumors for what we'll see there, but before we put CES 2014 to bed, we're bringing you ...

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    Ahh CES. It’s like spring every year, when flowers bloom and the sun shines, and Chicago gets colder than the South Pole. Seriously. But it warms my heart every year to see a flood of devices spring from Las Vegas like a Jack in the Box of technology. One device that has thus far rung my bell just a bit, is the Lenovo ThinkPad 8. You’ve got a serious Windows 8 tablet here and for a great price. But Lenovo is taking a curious route with this one. Lenovo’s stance for this tablet is it’s a powerful business tablet. This is probably true. But the truth is, this is just a powerful ...

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    As smaller tablets like the Nexus 7 and the iPad mini have gained traction, we knew it was only a matter of time before these became a more popular breed among different platforms and OEMs. Microsoft's answer to this new market is Windows 8.1, though Redmond's strategy was to bring us more powerful tablets by allowing us to use a full desktop operating system on an 8-inch tablet. Both Dell and Toshiba have pioneered this market with their inexpensive offerings late last year, but none of these companies offered us a really powerful business tablet, as Lenovo claims to do so with their ...

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    Technology trade shows are often a breeding ground for plague and disease, so here at Pocketnow we opted to inoculate ourselves early … by picking up some crazy wintertime head colds just days before flying to Vegas for the 2014 International CES. That's right: on the first podcast of the year, all three of your humble hosts are suffering from respiratory distress and an overabundance of mucus, all of it glazed over with enough combined medication to drop a Snapdragon dead in its tracks. Or something. On the brighter side, in addition to being bastions of bacteria, trade shows like ...

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    We still may be days away from the official start of CES 2014, but smartphone OEMs sure like to grab the spotlight when they can, so you had better believe that we'll be seeing plenty of these companies trying to get a leg up on the competition by making some of their announcements a little early. Today that means some news from Lenovo, which has a few new 4.7-to-6-inch phones all ready for us to check out. Well, perhaps “new” is too strong a word, because the first guy here is one with which we're already familiar, having first heard the company talk about its LTE-supporting Vibe Z ...

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    Is Lenovo a company we should all start paying a lot more attention to when it comes to smartphones and tablets? Lately it's been cranking out some very interesting designs, like that cheap $300 Windows 8.1 tablet, the Android laptop with a permanently attached keyboard, or the Yoga tablets with their rotating kickstands. The latest to catch our eye is its Vibe Z smartphone, with some very respectable hardware under the hood. You may recall the Lenovo Vibe X handset, announced back in September. While that model ran a MediaTek SoC, the Vibe Z instead packs everyone's favorite, the ...

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    Lenovo's been all over the place with some unusual mobile electronics lately, and in some less-than-standard form factors. We just looked at an Android laptop with non-detachable keyboard the other week, and today we learn of two new tablets from the manufacturer, each with an odd design of its own. The eight-inch and ten-inch Lenovo Yoga Tablets both have a bulky cylinder on one edge, from which a convertible kickstand rotates out. That can be twisted to either hold the tablet upright, or just give it a little boost off the table. While this seems to offer a lot more versatility, the ...

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    Smartphones are great and useful tools, but until you get a bigger screen on them, they're never going to replace your laptop computer. Tablets are gaining in popularity and in functionality. They're doing so well, in fact, that many smartphone makers are pushing the limits of what can be called a "phone" by making screens bigger -- much bigger. At Pocketnow we call them "phablets". When we started we were sort of making fun of the huge-screened phones, but despite our mocking, the phrase suck -- and we learned that, when done right, phablets can be pretty awesome. But tablets and phablets ...

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    There's no shortage of Android tablets out there, and more than a few supporting official add-on keyboards (to say nothing of the generic Bluetooth keyboards one could connect to any model). But we haven't seen a huge number of devices we might call Android laptops: those with their keyboards permanently attached. Well – not from major manufacturers, at least. Still, there's been the odd model now and then, and we've even heard that Google might be planning to release such a device. Today we're looking at a new Android laptop from Lenovo, the 10.1-inch A10. To help differentiate it from ...

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    Forget Windows RT: the most interesting thing happening with Windows tablets lately is arguably the rise of incredibly affordable slates running full-on Windows 8.1 – no RT restrictions. We just saw Dell introduce its Venue 8 Pro, starting at a super-cheap $300 sticker price, and now it looks like Lenovo wants in on that action, too, announcing an eight-inch Windows 8.1 tablet of its own. Like that Dell, Lenovo's Miix2 features a 1280 x 800 display, runs a Bay Trail Atom, and sells starting at $300. That's for the base 32GB option; Lenovo has also announced 64GB and 128GB versions, but ...

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    This is a rumor! It will probably be debunked in the next day, so treat it accordingly! According to hear-say, Lenovo and HTC have been in talks for quite some time now, concerning a buyout. HTC buyout, that is, at least that's what this report is claiming, and, beyond the reports itself, there's this terrible automated translation and a lot of perspectives getting in the way. The rumor goes like this: since HTC has posted not-so-good financial numbers, apparently, and reportedly, there have been alleged top-level meetings between Lenovo and HTC executives, back in August. Lenovo has ...

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    One of the nice things about expos like the IFA is that they give us an opportunity to look at the hardware from manufacturers that don't necessarily grab our attention too much otherwise. Take Lenovo, for instance: it's been churning out Android phones, as well as a bunch of tablets, but its models just haven't yet managed to captivate us like ones from a Samsung or HTC might. Could it finally be time for that to change? Lenovo has brought a few new devices to show off at the IFA this year, and today we hear about a new Android phone and tablet. First up, there's the Vibe X, Lenovo's new ...

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