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Lenovo pokes fun at the iPhone 7 as it tries to remind people the Moto Z exists

By on September 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Lenovo pokes fun at the iPhone 7 as it tries to remind people the Moto Z exists

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Samsung roll out one of their patented iPhone attack ads. Of course, with Galaxy Note 7’s exploding and causing fires on what seems like a daily basis, the company obviously has bigger fish to fry than poking fun at the iPhone 7’s missing headphone jack.

Stepping up to the plate, however, is Lenovo of all companies. In a new ad campaign that targets both the Galaxy Note 7 and the iPhone 7, Lenovo tries to sell consumers on picking up a Moto Z instead of the aforementioned flagships.

In a full-page New York Times ad that ran earlier today, Lenovo urges consumers to “go for something new, something different.” Why? Because the Moto Z doesn’t focus on incremental improvements but rather is a complete re-imagination of what a smartphone should be.

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iPhone 7 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 7 vs. Moto Z

Did Lenovo just leak the specs for the iPhone 7 Plus?

By on September 6, 2016 at 12:42 PM.

Did Lenovo just leak the specs for the iPhone 7 Plus?

Remember when Samsung made fun of the iPhone 7’s lack of a headphone jack during its Galaxy Note 7 event without actually naming the unreleased iPhone? The Korean giant laughed off the rumored change, saying that its newest phablet will still ship with a regular 3.5mm audio port. The audience burst into laughter, since everyone there knew that Samsung was already taking hits at an Apple product. One that wasn’t even official.

Lenovo is next to follow that trend, though the Chinese company isn’t laughing at Apple. Instead, Lenovo is already comparing the specs of the iPhone 7 Plus against the Galaxy Note 7 and the Moto Z and Z Play even though Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus is still not official. Does Lenovo know something we don’t? More →

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Lenovo Laptops 2016

The 5 biggest announcements from Lenovo’s IFA 2016 press conference

By on August 31, 2016 at 2:48 PM.

The 5 biggest announcements from Lenovo’s IFA 2016 press conference

Welcome to IFA 2016, which started today even though it doesn’t actually begin until September 2nd. Companies are trying to get out ahead of all the big announcements coming from this year’s show, and Lenovo hosted a huge press conference on Wednesday that was packed full of news.

The company had some great new gear to show off in Berlin this year, and you’ll find the five biggest announcements right here in this post. More →

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Moto True Zoom Release Date

This is the greatest smartphone accessory I’ve ever used

By on August 31, 2016 at 2:39 PM.

This is the greatest smartphone accessory I’ve ever used

Once upon a time, Samsung had an idea. Smartphones had made it so that everyone carried a camera with them everywhere they went, and those camera offered pretty decent quality. There was only so much camera tech that could be stuffed into a slim phone, though. So why not make a smartphone the size of a dedicated camera that packs the quality and features of a point and shoot cam?

This was back in 2013 when Samsung was throwing spaghetti at the wall by the bucket, and the result was the Galaxy S4 Zoom. Despite its killer optics and 16-megapixel resolution, the phone wasn’t terribly popular since it was so big and bulky. Samsung released an updated version the following year called the Galaxy K Zoom, but the experiment ended there.

Samsung’s idea was a good one — make a smartphone with a camera that’s just as good as a dedicated point and shoot camera — but the execution wasn’t there. No one wants a phone that thick in their pocket at all times. Fast-forward to 2016, however, and it’s finally time to see this great idea take shape the right way. Meet the Hasselblad 4116 True Zoom Moto Mod. More →

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Lenovo Yoga Book Hands On

Hands on: Lenovo’s new Yoga Book is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before

By on August 31, 2016 at 2:30 PM.

Hands on: Lenovo’s new Yoga Book is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before

Lenovo hasn’t gotten as much credit as it should be getting lately for innovating. The company’s new Moto Z and Moto Z Force are two of the sleekest new smartphones of the year so far, but they also feature what is almost certainly the most innovative new hardware feature we’ve seen on a smartphone this year. Dubbed Moto Mods, the phones support modular attachments that snap on and off to expand the phones’ capabilities in any number of different directions.

But smartphones were just the start for Lenovo this year. On Wednesday, the company announced the new Yoga Book, a 2-in-1 hybrid device that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. More →

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Moto Z Play Release Date

Moto Z Play Droid hands on: 35% less expensive, 100% more headphone jack

By on August 31, 2016 at 2:30 PM.

Moto Z Play Droid hands on: 35% less expensive, 100% more headphone jack

When all is said and done, I think that Lenovo’s Moto Z family of smartphones will end up being the most surprising and underrated handsets of 2016. There was some chatter in the rumor mill ahead of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force announcement back in July, but no one really expected the new phones to be quite as exciting as they are. The Z is the slimmest flagship smartphone in the world, the Z Force is shatter-proof, and both phones feature a stunning design along with Lenovo’s smart new Moto Mods system.

Lenovo’s new phones aren’t as widely discussed as rival models for a few reasons. One is that Lenovo simply doesn’t market them as much as companies like Samsung and Apple market their smartphones. Another is that for the time being, they’re only available to Verizon subscribers. They are absolutely worthy of your attention though, and now there’s a third member of the Moto Z family: Meet the Moto Z Play Droid. More →

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Moto Z Play Release Date

Leaked photos just revealed Lenovo’s next-gen Moto Z smartphone

By on August 19, 2016 at 10:16 AM.

Leaked photos just revealed Lenovo’s next-gen Moto Z smartphone

At this point it’s practically impossible for rival companies to compete with Samsung when it comes to flagship Android phones. For one thing, Samsung’s marketing and advertising budget reaches into the double-digit billions, which is simply impossible for any other Android vendor to match or even approach. On top of that, Samsung happens to be making the best Android-powered smartphones in the world right now. As we explained in detail in our Galaxy Note 7 review, Samsung’s new Note 7 is completely unmatched.

As Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 7 launches in the US and other markets around the world, a new leak just revealed Lenovo’s upcoming next-generation Moto Z smartphone. It certainly won’t come anywhere close to competing with the Galaxy Note 7 where sales are concerned, but eager Android fans should still be excited. More →

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Moto E3 Release Date Price Specs

This is the new Android phone to buy if you like money

By on July 14, 2016 at 5:25 PM.

This is the new Android phone to buy if you like money

The Galaxy S7 or HTC 10 might be the best Android phones you can buy right now, but they’re very expensive. The OnePlus 3 is also a great option, an amazing high-end device that’s reasonably priced. But it can still be out of your reach.

However, there is one phone to consider if you can’t afford more expensive options, and its name will surely sound familiar: the Moto E. Even better, Lenovo has a brand new affordable handset you should consider, the Moto E3. More →

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Lenovo C+ Folio Foldable Smartphones

Watch these smartphones bend and even fold in half

By on June 10, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Watch these smartphones bend and even fold in half

In addition to demoing products that will soon hit stores like the Lenovo PHAB2 series and the Motorola Moto Z family, Lenovo briefly covered a few concept products during its Tech World keynote event this week. The company even showcased a couple of very cool prototypes, including a foldable smartphone that can be turned into a wearable device, and a bendable tablet that becomes a phablet.

It’s time to meet the C+ and the Folio.

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Moto Z Force Headphone Jack

Motorola killed the headphone jack and nobody noticed

By on June 10, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Motorola killed the headphone jack and nobody noticed

Lenovo’s Tech World keynote was packed with announcements, some of them being a lot more interesting to consumers than others. Right at the end, Lenovo unveiled its newest Android flagship devices – or a second family of hot Android devices, considering that the PHAB2 Tango smartphones were also announced at the event. There are many interesting things about the Moto Z devices presented yesterday, ultra-thin handsets that bring modularity to Motorola’s lineup of mobile products. One of them is the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack, which absolutely nobody noticed during the event.

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Lenovo Tech World 2016

The 6 most exciting things unveiled at Lenovo’s big event

By on June 9, 2016 at 2:45 PM.

The 6 most exciting things unveiled at Lenovo’s big event

Lenovo Tech World 2016 is now behind us and while it wasn’t necessarily the most hotly anticipated event of the season — WWDC and E3 both begin on Monday — it was still an action-packed show during which we saw some exciting new products take shape. The star of the show had to be the new Lenovo PHAB2 Pro, which is the first smartphone in the world to bring Google’s Project Tango augmented reality solution to life, but Motorola’s new phones were also high points during today’s festivities.

In this article, we’ll run through all of the biggest and most exciting things unveiled during Lenovo Tech World 2016. More →

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Lenovo PHAB2 Pro Hands On Preview

Hands on with Lenovo’s PHAB2 Pro, the phone that brings Project Tango to life

By on June 9, 2016 at 2:30 PM.

Hands on with Lenovo’s PHAB2 Pro, the phone that brings Project Tango to life

It’s not often that a smartphone surprises me any more.

I’ve been writing for BGR for nearly three years now, and in that span, I’ve seen more smartphones than I can count. They all begin to blend together eventually, but every once in a while, one will stand out from the crowd.

Lenovo’s PHAB2 Pro is one of those phones.

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Moto Z Force Specs Release Date Prince

Lenovo’s first Moto Z flagship phones are finally official

By on June 9, 2016 at 2:29 PM.

Lenovo’s first Moto Z flagship phones are finally official

Motorola is quite an innovator when it comes to smartphones. It launched the Motorola Droid, the first phone that offered buyers a compelling Android-based iPhone alternative. Later, it came up with the Moto X flagship, and Moto G and Moto E affordable handsets. Since then, it was bought and sold by Google, and now Lenovo owns the iconic phone company.

At today’s Lenovo Tech World event, Motorola unveiled a brand new smartphone series, the Moto Z flagship that will replace the Moto X in Lenovo’s lineup. The Moto Z family represents Lenovo’s first original Motorola flagship family, two devices that pack high-end hardware and a feature a somewhat modular design.

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