Lenovo Invests $800 Million For Mobile Device Facility

Lenovo has announced plans to invest $800 million in a new facility focused on mobile products. Lenovo has yet to make a big splash in mobile and wants to get in on the lucrative action by employing several thousand workers at the new location in Wuhan, China, which will focus on building mobile devices for both China and overseas. Lenovo’s Intel-powered K800 smartphone is due at the end of the month and Lenovo wants to keep the momentum going.

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via: engadget

Lenovo K800 Set To Arrive By The End Of Next Month, Will Feature “Avatar Technology”

Ah yes the Intel Medfield-powered Lenovo K800. We already know it’s possibly positioned to at least keep up with the competition, but we still have yet to get a view of the device in real life or even an idea of when we may see it land in stores. Well gang, it looks like it’s only a matter of time before the intriguing Intel Medfield-powered Lenovo K800 arrives— and with a few tricks up its sleeve. Using the microblogging site Weibo, Intel China head honcho Sean Maloney announced the device is not only set to arrive by the end of next month, but the K800 will be featuring Intel’s new “Avatar Technology”.

No word yet on what “Avatar Technology” is exactly, but it’s pretty safe to say that it will likely be awesome. Stay tuned with Talk Android for additional information or details for the device.

Source: Engadget

Lenovo Unleashes IdeaTab S2109 Tablet Featuring 9.7-Inch Screen And Android 4.0


You remember how we told you about that Lenovo tablet trying to sneak past everyone at the FCC last month? Well the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 has officially been spotted in the wild and is on its way soon, very soon. Here in a promotional video, you can see the tablet’s 9.7-inch screen with the 4:3 IPS display and its impressive 8.9mm thin form factor in action. The device will also feature a TI-OMAP processor, front-facing 1.3MP camera, 4 SRS speakers for quality audio, 10 hours of battery life and Ice Cream Sandwich.

Now that the device is seen through all its glory, we shouldn’t expect it to be too long before interested buyers will be able to get their hands on one. In the meantime, why don’t you see the video in action once you hit the break?

Source: Notebook Italia
via: Phandroid

Lenovo to begin Taking pre-orders in China for their New Line of Smart TVs


Lenovo has launched a Chinese website detailing their plans to begin taking pre-orders for their new smart TV product. Unfortunately this is only a test for China because Lenovo doesn’t have high expectations for their TVs just yet. Lenovo wants to test the market to see if the demand is there but I’m sure that they will see that in fact there is a demand, the question is will it be for their brand. Samsung has already taken the dive into the market and it was their commercial alone that made me go out and check out their new TV. It’s awesome, but that is so off track of what we were talking about. One of Lenovo’s TVs being listed is the 42-inch K71 which will retail for 6499 yuan ($1,029 U.S.) and is expected to go on sale by the end of the month.

All four models of the TVs are expected to run Android 4.0, have voice controls, run a 1.5 dual core processor, and have LCD screens in sizes of 42-inch and 55-inch. Three of the TVs are also to include flicker-free 3D capabilities. It should make some of your favorite Android games jump out at you. Pre-orders don’t begin until Tuesday, April 10th , which is only three days away.

The problem is, is that Samsung already has their hands deep in this market and they might be tough to compete against being as successful as they are. What do you think? Does Lenovo have a fighting chance in the smart TV arena? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Shop Lenovo
via: PCWorld