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Lenovo’s smartphone plan: Do what Apple failed to do with iPhone 5c

November 8th, 2013

One of the biggest surprises in the tech world this year came when Apple decided that it wouldn’t try to attract consumers in emerging markets by releasing a truly low-cost iPhone. Instead, the iPhone 5c that the company launched in September is mostly another high-end smartphone that’s slightly less expensive than the iPhone 5s off-contract …

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Lenovo solidifies status as the PC industry’s MVP

November 8th, 2013

2013 has not been a good year for the PC market but Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has somehow managed to thrive despite facing the same set of challenging circumstances that have crushed OEMs such as Acer and Asus. As ZDNet notes, Lenovo actually grew its desktop PC shipments year-over-year in its second fiscal quarter this year, …

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Canadian government reportedly nixed Lenovo’s BlackBerry bid

November 5th, 2013

It looks like Chinese electronics giant Lenovo really was interested in BlackBerry after all. The Globe and Mail reports that although Lenovo was considering making a formal bid for the one-time Canadian smartphone titan, the Canadian government repeatedly told BlackBerry that such a move was a complete nonstarter because of national security concerns. BlackBerry was …

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New Lenovo tablet takes cues from Surface, adds 18-hour battery life

October 30th, 2013

Undeterred by another recent tablet announcement, Lenovo has unveiled its own entries into the marketplace — the Yoga Tablet 8 and Yoga Tablet 10. The Yoga Tablet might not have the specs to compete with its competition, but what it lacks in screen resolution and processing power, it makes up for with 18-hour battery life …

Lenovo BlackBerry Merger Analysis

Does Lenovo have ulterior motives for its potential BlackBerry bid?

October 22nd, 2013

As we’ve mentioned before, a Lenovo-BlackBerry merger is probably a nonstarter because the Canadian government is likely to block any acquisition of BlackBerry by a Chinese company. So why would Lenovo, which is presumably smart enough to understand this, be willing to make a bid anyway? Forbes contributor Gordon Change theorizes that Lenovo is only …

Lenovo BlackBerry Merger Analysis

Why a Lenovo BlackBerry buy looks like a nonstarter

October 19th, 2013

BlackBerry’s shares got a slight boost on Thursday when rumors circulated for the 12,497th time that Chinese hardware manufacturer Lenovo was interested in buying the firm. But as The Globe and Mail points out, a deal to let Lenovo buy BlackBerry is probably a nonstarter since it’s highly unlikely that the Canadian and American governments …

Samsung Smartphone Market Share China

Samsung seen losing top spot in world’s biggest smartphone market

September 9th, 2013

Samsung shot to the top of the market in China and it is currently the No.1 smartphone vendor there by a wide margin in terms of shipment volume. But in a recent research note to clients, Wedge Partners analyst Jun Zhang wrote that things are changing rapidly in China and local brands will soon drive Samsung out …

Lenovo Windows RT Criticism

Lenovo exec says Windows RT has no reason to exist

September 5th, 2013

It looks like we can add Lenovo to the long list of manufacturers shunning Windows RT. Engadget reports that Lenovo’s Australia marketing chief Nick Reynolds said during his company’s IFA 2013 press conference that Intel’s new power-saving Haswell processors mean that Lenovo can make full Windows 8 tablets that have both high performance and strong battery …

Lenovo Windows 8 Start Menu Criticism

Lenovo’s PC ‘Start menu’ may just be another form of bloatware

August 23rd, 2013

If something sounds too good to be true, then that probably means it’s bloatware. Ars Technica reports that Lenovo’s new Start menu replacement for Windows 8 PCs probably won’t deliver the traditional Start menu experience that many PC users have been looking for. Essentially, the third-party Start menu from SweetLabs that Lenovo is pre-loading onto …

Lenovo Windows 8 Start Menu

Lenovo now installing old-fashioned Start menus on Windows 8 PCs

August 22nd, 2013

Although Microsoft is indeed bringing back a version of the Start button with its upcoming Windows 8.1 update, it’s still not bringing back the full Start menu that’s long been a staple of the Windows experience. Lenovo, however, is aiming to fix this by bringing the Start menu back on its own. Bloomberg reports that …