First Lenovo Windows Phone 8.1 handset reportedly confirmed to arrive this year, wearables also coming soon?

Back in February, when Lenovo was announced as one of Microsoft’s new Windows Phone hardware partners, we heard that the company’s first WP 8.1 handset would be released this summer. While this hasn’t been confirmed, German website Mobile Geeks reports that, according to Liu Jun (President of Lenovo’s Mobile Business Group), the company will definitely introduce a Windows Phone 8.1 device sometime this year.

There aren’t any details about what we should expect from the device, so we don’t know if Lenovo is planning to go for customers who are looking for cheap smartphones, or for users who can afford to pay more than several hundred dollars for a handset.

Reportedly, Liu Jun also told Mobile Geeks that Lenovo intends to release wearables in the near future. Of course, in a way Lenovo will have a wearable anyway in the Moto 360 (as the company is about to acquire Motorola Mobility), but Liu Jun was talking about Lenovo-branded wearables. These could be introduced in late 2014, or early 2015 - and that's all we know about them at the moment.

P.S.: The handset seen above isn't real, it's a mock-up made using the Android-based Lenovo Vibe Z

source: Mobile Geeks (translated)

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31 Comments

1. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Nokia is struggling to sell Wp. what good would this do to them

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

What does nokia has to do with Lenovo? ....

16. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Its still Wp platform

3. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Microsoft saw more potential in the emerging Lenovo than in Nokia.

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

Dude, get a life & stop posting nonsensical gibberish. 1600 posts in just over 2 months? What are you trying to prove? Most of your comments make absolutely no sense or are just repeats of things you've already constantly said. Look up the word quality in the dictionary. Make it your new focus. Quantity clearly isn't working for you.

13. papss unregistered

He used to be here before under user name TROLL but was ban.. I guess he needs another vacation

14. g2a5b0e unregistered

Contrary to popular sentiment, I don't believe for one second that this guy is TROLL. He was a very unique character. That being said, they do share some similarities.

15. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Really htc tried Wp what happened know lenovo making Wp, be delusional… Nokia sales down by 30%, Wp isn't rising stuck at 4% for the last year. Yea speaking of truth is gibberish, can't swall the truth

18. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

But if there was any good news about Wp the subject would've had wider horizon of disputes Just recently wp recieved an update even that is not enough and users still complaining

26. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

No need for ab hominem attack Stay on the subject Don't go off topic

10. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

It's official - you are the biggest retard on PA.

21. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Cause I spoke the truth im a retard Well jealousy is killing you Take control

23. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

" Cause I spoke the truth im a retard" Erm, no. There's two or three more, tied with you. If you go over your comments, you can see that they're absolute codswallop. But you'll probably deny this. And as Gabe mentioned, they lack quality. " Well jealousy is killing you" What jealousy? I've never owned a WP device. I'm not a fan of Nokia, either.

24. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Gabe is a wp fan I never take you or fanboys seriously you have no merit nor stand a solid state ground cause you are abnormal Well I see you always defending WP

25. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

" Gabe is a wp fan" Apparently, when someone points out your fatuity, they're either an Apple fam or a WP fan. He's not a WP fan, FYI. Neither am I. "I never take you or fanboys seriously you have no merit nor stand a solid state ground cause you are abnormal" Indeed, that is because you don't comments that ridicules you. " Well I see you always defending WP" Not always. I try to eradicate the fatuity of some of the fans, here.

30. g2a5b0e unregistered

I'm a WP fan? I have nothing against WP, but I wouldn't call myself a fan. I love Android. I just don't like the nonsensical ravings & rantings of zealous fanboys like yourself.

11. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

because sales decreased on a period on no new phones ?

4. wilsong17 unregistered

Why is window too difficult to use

8. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Dear lenovo, Please make wp 8.1 device with lenovo k900 like design...........

5. kakudiego

Posts: 123; Member since: May 21, 2014

why not: "First Motorola Windows Phone 8.1"???

31. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

The contract with Google and the purchase of Moto prevents a Moto device from running anything but Android for quite a period of time, so I wouldn't hold my breath waiting on a Moto running WP any time soon.

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Because Windows Phone needed some generic slab of a phone to sell better?

7. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Please dont let this be the beginning of Moto doing WP. I like that Moto was probably the only recognizable Android OEM to basically tell Microsoft screw you about doing WP and licensing fees.

12. 12Danny123

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 18, 2012

WP is free. Android is not anymore that is. So that alone makes you uneducated about the news

19. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Key word in my post....was. Reading comprehension is your friend.

28. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Yes was...but technically droid wasnt free either, android that is. ASOP was, but not if you wanted to use the name Android in any way shape or form. There is a fee and still is a fee to do so.

29. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I wont get into a debate about Android vs AOSP.....all I will say is I am a fan of Moto and I appreciate them sticking to their beliefs all these years. Thats all I wanted my post to mean.

20. papss unregistered

Honestly he may be the only sensable fandroid and rarely trolls for what it's worth.

22. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

So disliking a product and saying postive and pointing out the drawbacks is classed as trolling Lmao So if you dislike something I should call you a troll What a weird theory of yours

27. papss unregistered

Troll.. yes I know it's you.. it's all about how you present yourself and you sir are terrible at it. You need some serious people skills or maybe you need to grow up.. Now onto this subject... I was defending jrok but you didn't get that because you are to stupid to comprehend. By the way how was that l920 that you had , then your sister owned it, maybe your mum owned it?

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