Is Lenovo Really Thinking To Craft Think Brand Smartphone ?

By: Anuj Bhatia

Lenovo actively churns plethora of low-end Android based smartphones in China. But its global presence is unachievable due to the fact that the tech vendor is still recognized as another growing Chinese tech vendor.

Even in India, it has a solid presence in the growing notebook market - thanks to Ranbir Kapoor's magical dance moves. Still lot of impending tasks lies ahead in the space of ‘connected devices'. With devices like IdeaPhone K900 announced earlier this year, the company did not have iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S4 like handset under its sleeves. Well, this might change with ‘ThinkPad' phone.

In an interview given to Chinese site Sina Tech, Dilip Bhatia, VP and General Manager of ThinkPad Business unit, told publishing house that Lenovo might consider ThinkPad branded smartphone. Of lately, Major Chinese brands such as Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo, are making tiny steps in the western market. For instance, Lenovo's ThinkPad line has mix of mid-to-high end notebooks for business users.

Is Lenovo Really Thinking To Craft Think Brand Smartphone ?

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The Chinese giant recently launched Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, a flagship notebook that can easily being tagged as Macbook Pro competitor in every sense. So, it would be great to see two departments; notebook division and smartphone department, to work closely in crafting a decent business handset. Lenovo always have an intention to acquire struggling handset maker - BlackBerry under its kitty. But the deal never fell in place.

The Chinese major also expressed to acquire another struggling player in the mobile world. Japan's NEC, is yet another firm, which Lenovo is eyeing closely. If Lenovo acquires BlackBerry then the company could be merged with ThinkPad business division in order to craft business handsets under ThinkPad brand name. In an update Lenovo squashed rumors of building ThinkPad smartphone in future, as per Tech Crunch.

"The report was inaccurate, and I understand it is being updated. We have not announced any plans for a ThinkPad smartphone. Our executive stated that we continuously evaluate opportunities for growth, including things like new technologies, designs, markets and form factors."

It is to be seen whether Lenovo has any intention to make series of business handsets under ThinkPad brand name. Stay tuned to GizBot.

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