First Motorola Phone Under New Parent Company Lenovo Could Launch in October/November

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  1. dgstorm

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    It's funny how quick some big tech buyouts are while other's seem to languish. For instance, even though it was announced that Microsoft would be buying Nokia eight months ago (September 13th, 2013), the actual merger will only just now finalize this coming Friday (April 25th). On the flipside, we are already receiving intel regarding the first smartphone being developed jointly between Motorola and Lenovo, even though that merger announcement was only made in January of this year.

    Of course, in the long run, it's possible that the merger will take about as long between Lenovo and Motorola as the one between Microsoft and Nokia, but it still seems like Lenovo is moving more quickly than Microsoft. The rumor we have for you today suggests that Motorola and Lenovo are already working on their first collaborative effort, which will be a new smartphone designed "from the ground up." This means it is unlikely to be the MotoX+1, which is not too surprising since that was probably in motion before the merger was announced.

    We don't have anything more to go on at this time, but we are looking forward to any new intel regarding Lenovorola's first project together. We will keep you updated!

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    Lenovo and Motorola in my mind is like Bobby and Whitney. They just don't go together no matter how hard you try.
     
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    It's interesting that a new phone will be designed "from the ground up". Lenovo being in the commoditized pc business, "reinventing the wheel" wouldn't seem to be something they'd be interested in.

    However, given that Google will retain a minority stake in Moto, and that Google is already pretty far along with Project Aria...a Lenovo/Moto modular phone makes a lot of sense. Wouldn't surprise me that a company like Lenovo would have an "epiphany" and realize thinner isn't necessarily better, and for the sacrifice of a few millimeters they could realize significant production/cost efficiencies and bring down the price while also giving the consumer more options. In other words, a major push toward "a la carte".
     
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