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Lenovo exec reveals that a Windows Phone 8 handset is on the horizon

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Lenovo exec reveals that a Windows Phone 8 handset is on the horizon
As much as we’d love to say that Lenovo has a big presence in the mobile landscape within the US, we all know that’s not the case, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t accept them with open arms. Of course, seeing that Lenovo is most known for manufacturing Windows-based PCs, it’s only natural to see them move into the mobile space with some kind of Windows Phone.

Well, it seems that Lenovo is prepping to make a splash with some sort of Windows Phone 8 smartphone that might be ready in time for the fall. Specifically, it was Lenovo’s very own Senior Vice President, Liu Jun, who confirmed the company’s intentions – albeit, no additional information about the handset was disclosed. Nevertheless, we’re eager to see what they produce for their first offering.

Despite having a small piece of the pie in the US, Lenovo is actually the fourth largest smartphone maker in China – where they intend on increasing sales to 18 million units this year alone. Well, it’s obviously nice that they’re expanding their reach into a new mobile platform aside from Android.

source: China Tech News via WMPoweruser

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posted on 06 Jun 2012, 12:38 1

1. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

hmm could be a nice new swing of things.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 13:00 1

2. valapsp (Posts: 562; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

The name would be like this:
Thinkpad + Windows Phone = Thinkdowsphone ;)

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 14:55

3. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Windows Phone 8 must be good both Verizon and Lenovo who did not like Windows 7 series smart phones are seriously looking into them. these guys do not bet on junk

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 16:14

4. JC557 (Posts: 1794; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Lenovo can have my money when they release a Thinkpad-esque smartphone with good/ great specs, a professional looking casing that's durable and is availble in matte black. WP8 looks like a mobile OS that can get a lot of real work done... though I wouldn't mind if they also release an ICS based phone.

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