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  • ossobucco2012 ossobucco2012 May 9, 2013 9:29 PM Flag

    Lenovo confirms Windows Phone 8 handset plans (Source ZDNet - Jan 2013)....

    "A senior Lenovo executive has again reiterated the Chinese company is planning for a Windows Phone 8 handset and, should the plans be approved, consumers have a "good chance" of seeing it released this year.

    JD Howard, vice president of business operations & worldwide business development at Lenovo's Mobile Internet and Digital Home (MIDH) business group, told ZDNet Asia in an interview here that as a device manufacturer, the company will go where the market leads in terms of deciding which operating system (OS) to include in its handsets.

    Android is currently "very solid" and Lenovo is riding the OS' success with the latest portfolio of six phones it unveiled at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), including its flagship K900 smartphone and the enterprise-ready IdeaPhone P770, he said.

    However, Howard said should consumers be concerned over any possible security vulnerabilities in Android OS, or that the phones are made in China, the security features in Windows Phone 8 should help mitigate many of their fears. This is why the MIDH unit has put in a proposal to develop smartphones running Windows Phone 8 OS to the management, given that it is Lenovo's planning cycle now. He said its fiscal year ends in March 2013, and any concrete decisions will only be known in April.

    That said, should the management give the greenlight, there is a "good chance" consumers will see a Lenovo-branded Windows Phone 8 handset in 2013, the vice president stated".

    SO folks now that Huawei has unveiled their WP-8, next up is Lenovo.

    Cheers

    Osso

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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