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Lenovo Group announced yesterday that it has agreed to buy Google's Motorola handset division for approximately $2.91 billion. It's being touted as China's largest-ever tech deal as Lenovo buys its way into a heavily competitive U.S. handset market dominated by Apple Inc. This deal comprises of $660 million in cash, $750 million in Lenovo ordinary shares, and another $1.5 billion in the form of a three-year promissory note, according to a joint statement issued by Lenovo and Google. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 13 is currently being offered at just $799.99 shipped, originally priced at $1099.99. It's the world's 1st multi-mode Ultrabook providing the ultimate flexibility between work and play in a device featuring a 10-point multi-touch screen that can fold back 360 degrees. Product page. Continue reading for a video overview.

Notable features:
  • Intel Core i5-3337U ULV Processor (1.8 GHz) with up to 2.70 GHz after Intel Turboboost.

  • 4GB DDR3 RAM.

  • 128GB Solid-State Drive.

  • 13.3-Inch Screen, Integrated Intel HD Graphics.

  • Windows 8, 8-hour battery life.
[via Amazon]

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Slated for release in May for China's WCDMA market is the Lenovo LePhone. This smartphone features a 3.7-inch touchscreen, 1-GHz Snapdragon CPU, 3.0-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, and a 3.5mm headphones jack. Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Lovers of physical keyboards may be interested in the optional external keyboard -- the clamshell-style snap-on is very similar to the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid's.
[via Engadget]

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The tablet PC craze clearly drove the Lenovo IdeaPad U1's design. One look tells you that the Linux-powered U1 was designed with portability in mind, and it's powered by a speedy Qualcomm ARM Snapdragon processor. Other features include 4GB of memory and a 1.3-megapixel camera. Click here for first picture in gallery.

When you ditch everything but the screen for the slate-like tablet section, the device is to switch processors and operating systems.
[via Gizmodo]

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Amazon has the Lenovo Ideapad S10 10.2-Inch White Netbook for just $321.99 shipped, originally priced at $363.99. At a mere 2.7-pounds, "it's so light and portable you can take it wherever your day takes you." Product page.

Another energy saver is the efficient 10.2" LED backlit WSVGA screen that's roomy enough for movie watching, web surfing, or getting a little work done in between.
[via Amazon]


Amazon has the Lenovo Thinkpad X61 for just $759.99 shipped, originally priced at $1799. This Tablet PC is "designed for extremely mobile users who spend most of their time working away from the office." Product page.

The ThinkPad X61 Tablet delivers hardware-based security and enhanced manageability, along with exceptional performance and outstanding mobility. And like all X Series notebooks, the X61 Tablet is ultra portable and offers long battery life.
[via Amazon]


Finally, the Android-powered Lenovo oPhone has been captured on camera, showing off its iPhone-inspired user interface. It will feature a 5.0-megapixel camera, 3G connectivity, Bluetooth 2.0, and a microSD slot. Video after the break.

Lenvo's Android-powered OPhone has popped up in a hands-on video, showing off its mock-iPhone OS interface and all the doppelganger apps / features -- weather, stock, calculator and even a near-identical push notification window.
[via Engadget]

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Slated for release in China, the Lenovo X1 is essentially a touchscreen slider phone. Offering Lenovo's new "UI 'Touch Dream,' which sounds just a little bit like an HTC device." Pricing has not yet been announced.

What you're looking at here is the award-winning Lenovo X1 -- as opposed to, say, the Sony Ericsson X1 -- which is a triband EDGE handset Lenovo sells in China.
[via Engadget]


Designed by Ryan Ma, the Lenovo Glass Phone not only boasts a transparent LCD touchscreen, but an integrated camera and projector as well. No word yet on pricing or availability. Click here for first picture in gallery.

If you trace it from its origins, you will be amazed to see how this communication device has transformed from a basic wireless telephone to a fashion gizmo that packs it in all.
[via Yankodesign]

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Lenovo unveils the Pocket Yoga netbook, which "inherits the 360-degree soft hinge design from the Yoga notebook -- the soft hinge supports three modes, locking into each position." No word yet on pricing or availability. Click here for first picture in gallery.

When you open it to a normal angle, it can be used as a laptop. Its full-function keyboard gives you enough space to type, so your hands won't be crowded or compromised. Or you can open it 360 degrees, folding the top cover back to the base, and it becomes the tablet notebook.
[via Lenovoblogs]

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