Motorola to build new slate once Lenovo purchase closes
posted by Alan F. / Oct 14, 2014, 10:03 AM
The Lenovo executive said that as soon as the Motorola acquisition is closed, the tablets will be released. The manufacturer will use a "dual-brand" system in which these slates will carry either the Motorola or Lenovo name depending on the area where the tablet is being released. Lenovo plans on employing the same branding scheme for Motorola smartphones.
The Lenovo executive didn't discuss any particular details about the tablet, but it looks like both HTC and Motorola will both be making comebacks in the tablet market this year. HTC is expected to be the manufacturer of the Nexus 9 tablet.
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It better not be a failure like their Xoom tablets
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 10:58 AM 1
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I'm gonna stay away from Moto phones for now until Lenovo proves they will keep the current strategy Moto has intact. But some improvements would be nice.
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 11:40 AM 0
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That's what I'm worried about as well. I'll pick up the Turbo, but it'll be the last one until the dust settles. If they let Motorola handle the design and such, but just slap the Lenovo name on it for certain regions, I'd be okay with that. But if Lenovo handles the design, and slaps a Motorola name on it, I'll probably pass unless Lenovo makes some changes to be more like Motorola.
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 11:53 AM 0
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Lenovo handled the ibm think pad division well enough IMO. The concessions they made on the think pads was probably going to happen either way thanks to dell's influence on how desktops and laptops were built to save money. It should be interesting to see how they do with motorola.
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 1:38 PM 0
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So basically this "dual-branding" strategy will likely make their Asian customers buy a Lenovo-branded tablets/smartphones instead of Motorola. Not that I'm gonna buy soon but Lenovo is considered a cheaply made smartphone here in Southeast Asia. No offense meant. I still hope I could buy a Motorola phone here in Malaysia in the future. :(
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 11:28 PM 0
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