Official: Lenovo adopts Windows Phone
MS OS handsets out in 2012
Lenovo has confirmed rumours that it plans to enter the Windows Phone business, with handsets due in the latter half of next year.
Lenovo's LePhone Product Manager, Yue Chen, broke the news in an interview with iMobile, saying: "We are indeed currently considering a Windows Phone-based LePhone product, and we already have a clear release schedule," before adding, “it will be released during the second half of 2012."
The confirmation follows the leak last month of snaps that showed a Lenovo S2-like device running the latest version of Windows Phone, 7.5 Mango.
While there's no guarantee the handsets will become available beyond the walls of China, the manufacturer's decision to turn to Windows Phone indicates Microsoft's OS is starting to gain ground.
The word earlier this week was that Microsoft plans to launch its own range of Windows Phones in China sometime in early 2012, WinRumours reports. These would roll out alongside a Chinese Marketplace, which devs are already submitting applications for. ®
Barry - it's you!
Pahaha, right on time, as OP predicted... Mr. Shitpeas, you can hide behind your anonymity but we all know it's you really. Bless your anti-MS and pro Sony bias, round of applause for your persistence. You should be paid for all this ya know!
in before Barry Shitpeas comes along to tell us all how shit it is and that Lenovo are now doomed.
Barry, if the HTC Titan could suck your balls, it would be the best selling phone ever created.
Now shut up.
Yes I have
and it was a dismal experience for an end user.
I can sorta understand how "developers" might light it, and it's easy to hack any old shit together using visual studio, so it's simple to flood the Market with crapware, but for end users, Windows Phone 7 is a disaster. I had a play with a HTC Titan for a few days and it sucked balls.
all that matters
I does not matter one bit what all you MS lovers say - the only metric that really matters is how Windows phones is doing in the market place.
It started out a failure and has only gone downhill. Consumers have shown almost zero interest in the platform - and the reasons does not matter.
Soon the handset manufacturers are going to give up on throwing money at it.
I know, just wait for ____________ (fill in the blank with your next pipe dream that will revive the platform).