Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Sales

It looks like Microsoft was smart to scrap the Surface mini

By on July 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

It looks like Microsoft was smart to scrap the Surface mini

And now we see another good reason for Microsoft to not release the Surface mini tablet. ITWorld reports that Lenovo has already stopped selling its two smaller Windows-based tablets in the United States because there simply isn’t any demand for them. The decision comes to yank the smaller Windows tablets even though both of them — the ThinkPad 8 and the Miix 2 — haven’t even been out for a year. More →

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Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro Pictures Leak

New leak shows Lenovo’s next flagship phone is an absolute beast

By on May 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

New leak shows Lenovo’s next flagship phone is an absolute beast

Lenovo’s biggest move in the smartphone space this year has been to take the perpetually unprofitable Motorola off Google’s hands but now it seems the company is getting ready to release a new flagship phone that looks like an absolute beast. Engadget has snagged some pictures that were apparently taken at a private event that give us our first look at the new Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro. More →

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Motorola President Rick Osterloh

Meet the man anointed to lead the new Motorola

By on April 9, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Meet the man anointed to lead the new Motorola

Now that Motorola is no longer a Google company (well, almost, as the Lenovo acquisition is not yet final) and Dennis Woodside, the former Googler named to lead it under Google, is now the COO of Dropbox, Motorola on Wednesday announced its next President and COO will be Rick Osterloh. More →

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Ashton Kutcher Lenovo Smartphones

Ashton Kutcher will design Lenovo smartphones

By on February 28, 2014 at 1:06 PM.

Ashton Kutcher will design Lenovo smartphones

Hey, remember when BlackBerry hired Alicia Keys to be its “creative director?” Well it looks like Lenovo is going one step farther because it’s decided to let actor Ashton Kutcher design a new line of smartphones that it will launch later this year. Re/code reports that Lenovo Chief Marketing Officer David Roman confirmed Kutcher’s involvement in new smartphone designs and said that “I know on one level, it sounds corny, but it is real.” Roman added that Kutcher “not only sees himself as an engineer but he is an engineer.” However Kutcher decides to design his phones, he’d be wise to stay away from cross-promoting them with fellow celebrity Ryan Seacrest’s knockoff BlackBerry keyboard, since doing so would certainly anger BlackBerry CEO John Chen. And you wouldn’t like John Chen when he’s angry.

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Sony PC Business Sale

Sony reportedly in talks to offload PC business to Lenovo (who else?)

By on February 4, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

Sony reportedly in talks to offload PC business to Lenovo (who else?)

Selling computers is a tough racket to be in right now, and it looks like Sony might be nearing the end of the road. A report from Reuters on Tuesday morning suggests that Sony is currently in talks to sell its Vaio PC operations to Lenovo, which seems to be linked to any and all consumer tech M&A chatter in the market these days. Lenovo just acquired Motorola Mobility from Google for about $3 billion and the company’s buying spree could continue with Sony’s computer division. Why would Lenovo buy Sony’s loss-making computer biz? Good question, and it’s one that investors in Japan pondered as well while they drove Lenovo’s share price down more than 16%. A separate report from Nikkei said that investment fund Japan Industrial Partners is actually eying Sony’s PC business, not Lenovo, and the deal could be worth between $391 million and $489 million.

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Lenovo Motorola Sales

Now armed with a floundering phone company, Lenovo says it wants to crush Apple and Samsung

By on January 31, 2014 at 9:10 AM.

Now armed with a floundering phone company, Lenovo says it wants to crush Apple and Samsung

Motorola launched two Moto-branded phones last year that each received critical acclaim. The Moto G was a remarkably affordable entry-level smartphone with a design and performance that surprised reviewers. The Moto X was a customizable beauty, built to order right here in the United States. But as we learned on Thursday afternoon when Google reported its fourth-quarter earnings, Motorola still couldn’t find a way to stem the bleeding as the phone maker recorded yet another quarterly loss.

So now, Motorola is someone else’s problem. More →

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Lenovo Samsung Rivalry Analysis

Samsung-Lenovo looks like the next Android battle royale

By on January 30, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

Samsung-Lenovo looks like the next Android battle royale

Remember how much fun the Android phone market used to be, back before Samsung completely stomped out the competition and back when HTC, Motorola and LG all released hit devices? Well those days are long gone since the Galaxy Note 3 and the nine versions of the Galaxy S4 ruled the Android market with an iron fist last year and made Samsung the only company to consistently make money selling Android phones. More →

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Lenovo CEO Interview Motorola

Lenovo CEO: ‘We don’t have an effective plan yet’ to fix Motorola

By on January 30, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Lenovo CEO: ‘We don’t have an effective plan yet’ to fix Motorola

Was the Lenovo-Motorola merger a shotgun marriage? It certainly caught many people by surprise when it was announced on Wednesday and now Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing tells The Wall Street Journal that his company doesn’t “have an effective plan yet” to return Motorola to profitability. Nonetheless, the executive tells the Journal that his company “can make money” on Motorola because “we definitely have that kind of confidence to turn around the business, and to expand the business.” Lenovo, which was one of the few PC OEMs to actually see its PC sales increase last year, wants to make a big splash in both American and European smartphone markets this year. The company has already had terrific success selling Android handsets in China and the latest numbers from IDC show that it’s become the No. 5 smartphone vendor in the world.

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Google Motorola Lenovo Sale

Here’s why Google was smart to dump Motorola for just $3 billion

By on January 30, 2014 at 9:35 AM.

Here’s why Google was smart to dump Motorola for just $3 billion

On Wednesday night, Google announced it is selling off Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for just $2.91 billion, a couple of years after acquiring the business for $12.5 billion. On the surface it looks like a massive loss for Google, but after taking a deeper dive, this might actually be a great deal after all. More →

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Lenovo Motorola Nexus 6 Smartphone Tablet

Did Lenovo just buy itself the next Nexus?

By on January 30, 2014 at 8:35 AM.

Did Lenovo just buy itself the next Nexus?

In an unexpected move, Google on Wednesday announced that it sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for close to $3 billion, although the Search giant will still keep some parts of Moto, including the patents it acquired to defend Android. However, Lenovo may also walk away with a perk of its own, an inclusion in the Nexus family, if one of Eldar Murtazin’s newest tweets is to be believed. More →

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Lenovo Motorola $3 Billion Merger

Lenovo to reportedly take Motorola off Google’s hands for $3 billion [updated]

By on January 29, 2014 at 4:17 PM.

Lenovo to reportedly take Motorola off Google’s hands for $3 billion [updated]

Google won’t have the Motorola albatross hanging around its neck for much longer. Unnamed sources tell Reuters that Chinese computer vendor Lenovo is close to buying Motorola Mobility from Google for around $3 billion, which backs up a similar report from China Daily claiming that Lenovo would buy the one-time mobile phone titan for $2 billion. Although we don’t know when a deal to buy Motorola will be finalized, Reuters‘ sources say that an official announcement could come as soon as Wednesday. Reuters also says that the deal is expected to include “some” of Motorola’s patents. More →

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Lenovo Chromebook Lineup 2014

Lenovo plans to inch further away from Windows this year

By on January 9, 2014 at 6:10 PM.

Lenovo plans to inch further away from Windows this year

Lenovo may have been one of the few winners of the great 2013 PC sales crash but that doesn’t mean the company is blind to the writing on the wall, which is why it’s put more of its resources lately into developing Android smartphones. And now CNET reports that Lenovo is planning to aggressively expand its Chromebook lineup this year by launching several new low-cost Chrome OS laptops this summer.  More →

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Affordable 4K Displays CES 2014

Here are a few 4K displays you can actually afford

By on January 7, 2014 at 5:20 PM.

Here are a few 4K displays you can actually afford

Ultra HD has been all the rage at CES once again this year, but much of the coverage has focused on outlandishly expensive televisions that would hardly fit in the average living room. As it turns out, plenty of companies were quietly revealing reasonably sized displays as well, so 9to5Mac assembled a list of a few of the more affordable options for those who want 4K without breaking the bank. More →

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