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28
Aug

Lenovo Vibe P1 features mid-range specs and a massive 5000 mah battery, coming to IFA


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Ahead of MWC earlier this year, a number of leaked press renders suggested that Lenovo was getting ready to unveil as many as five handsets. While some of these phones were unveiled at MWC, the Vibe P1 was among the models that never did surface. Until today apparently. The Vibe P1 will finally be officially unveiled at IFA 2015 according to a new report.

Alongside news of its impending arrival, several hands-on live images of the Vibe P1 have now surfaced showing off the magnesium-alloy body, as well as more details about the phone’s specs.

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The Vibe P1 is expected to be powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core processor, likely a Snapdragon 615, with 3GB RAM an 16GB storage. Other specs include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 13MP main cam, 5MP front cam, a fingerprint scanner, and a massive 5000 mAh battery. Just as you’d expect from a Lenovo phone, the device will also run a custom skin and a number of 1st party apps on top of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Given the fairly modest specs, the Vibe P1 sounds like it should be able to easily provide multi-day battery life, though obviously it’s too early to say just how good the battery life will be. In many ways this sounds a lot like the Moto X Play, which is a similarly spec’d device with a large battery (and technically it’s the same company). Obviously the design, some of the specs, and the software will differ, though.

What do you think of the idea of a modestly spec’d phone with a 5000 mAh battery? Would you consider the device if it ever came to your region? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

27
Aug

Don’t expect to see many more devices from Lenovo Mobile


A few weeks ago, Lenovo reported that Motorola would still operate under their namesake and device development would be held in house. Today, a report came out stating that due to Lenovo’s less than stellar sales numbers in their mobile department, that those devices would be rolled into Motorola. This is a logical move for Lenovo since their devices never really catch any type of hype, and are not doing too well in terms of sales.

Lenovo rolling their mobile device division into Motorola would give the team a breath of fresh air, and incorporate some of the best of both worlds. In terms of design itself, Lenovo hasn’t been rolling out the most beautiful devices, while Motorola continues to release home-run products.

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Currently, Lenovo’s largest focus is in China, so making the move to completely roll Lenovo Mobile into Motorola is a bit of a gamble. One of which, Lenovo is hoping that it pays off in the long term. We aren’t sure whether there will be more Motorola devices will be showing their faces in China, but we do know that there won’t be any Lenovo devices doing so.

After merging in 2014, Lenovo had maintained that the entities would operate separately, however, after the reported losses for the last quarter, a decision had to be made. After those losses were announced, this move really didn’t come as much of a surprise, instead, it was a question of when, and not if.

Let us know what you think about the impending changes coming to Lenovo and Motorola, and whether this is a smart move or something that should have been revisited.

Source: Xiaomi Today

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27
Aug

Lenovo’s folding its own smartphone division into Motorola


Since Lenovo bought Motorola, there’s been a lot of speculation as to what it will do with its existing mobile division. The company has now provided more details, saying it will run all of its smartphone operations under the Motorola umbrella and eventually shutter Lenovo Mobile. “Effective immediately, Rick Osterloh, formerly president, Motorola, will be the leader of the combined global smartphone business unit,” the company told NDTV Gadgets in a statement. Lenovo Mobile employees will join Motorola, and as reported earlier, Motorola will take over all design chores.

Despite reports that ZUK will become Lenovo’s “flagship online brand,” the division told us that it has no part in the merger so far. “No doubt ZUK will keep going (as is) in the future, because (it’s) independent of Lenovo group,” a spokesperson said. Though backed by Lenovo, ZUK is competing on is own merits in the online space against rivals like Xiaomi and Huawei, both in China and internationally. It recently released its first smartphone, the $280 Cyanogen-OS-equipped Z1.

ZUK will keep going (as is) in the future, because it’s independent of Lenovo.

Lenovo didn’t say what would happen to the Lenovo Mobile brand, though it seems unlikely it would discard it. The division sells a lot of phones in China, even though it caused Lenovo to lose money last quarter, forcing it to lay off up to 3,200 employees. Once the merger is complete, Lenovo will supposedly offer fewer phones in total, however, with each targeted at specific markets. Given the conflicting reports, we’ve reached out to the company for more details.

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27
Aug

Report: Lenovo Mobile to be dissolved and sell all phones under the Motorola branding


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When word broke that Lenovo would be purchasing Motorola from its former owner, there was a bit of shock, a bit of awe, and a bit of business-as-usual. It had long been asserted that Google purchased the company largely for its patents and more advanced research projects, and despite the favorable reception to products such as the Moto X, Moto G, and Moto E, the acquisition wasn’t exactly bringing home the bacon.

While Western markets might be largely unaware of Lenovo’s presence in the smartphone industry, it has been an established player for some time. Still, much as how ZTE initially chose to hide its branding on the Axon Phone, so too has Lenovo -arguably- needed a way to make the global market feel comforted and at-ease with its products.

One brand to rule (them both)

The solution now seems to be clear: a report from Xiaomi Times indicates Lenovo will soon dissolve its own smartphone branding, instead leaving everything to Motorola’s doings. Specifically, according to Lenovo Mobile Group President Chen Xudong, Lenovo Mobile will eventually be merged into Motorola. “The new organizational structure will be immediately released,” said the SEO in an interview with Interface News.

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The decision was allegedly in planning for about a year, with the main problem having been trying to decide the best way to manage two separate companies that were, essentially, doing the same thing. Most of the management will apparently be comprised of Motorola staff, though Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing will still be calling all the shots.

Due to English-grammar related issues in the source report, it is unclear as to what will happen to the Zuk brand. A dual-branding is mentioned, with the idea that the it will become the company’s “flagship Internet brand” which might indicate it will be sold exclusively in key Asian territories online-only, and the Motorola branding will thus be used for all other devices sold in outside markets.

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Even the Nexus 6 made use of Motorola’s signature design language.

Digital Trends has a slightly clearer interpretation, suggesting that “Lenovo’s high-end mobile brand Zuk will also merge into Motorola, even though the Zuk Z1 gained more than two million pre-orders. We expect Zuk will continue to sell devices online even with the change in management, as it competes against Xiaomi and OnePlus in the growing online-only market.”

What would it mean for Motorola?

On paper, this is a great idea. Lenovo has some fantastic looking devices, though as a company it lacks the smartphone brand-awareness that would otherwise help it to be successful in the global market. Motorola in turn, has a very solid product line-up, but has only a sparse three or four offerings to choose from: those looking for anything outside the box have previously needed to resort to other OEMs to meet their demands.

In practice, only time will tell what kind of results occur. If Motorola will indeed be responsible for all development, this could mean some of Lenovo’s more creative products such as the Vibe Shot or dual-selfie Vibe S1 will be the last of their kind. Motorola, as it exists today, has a singular design language going on with its products, and has been using it for the last few years now. (Of course there are off-shoots like the Droid Turbo/Moto Maxx). Will this result in “Lenovo phones” being forced to confirm? Or could it mean that Motorola products will begin to evolve and differentiate?

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The Lenovo Vibe Shot has a very nice design aesthetic going on.

As Digital Trends also makes note of, the Motorola brand has not been as successful in Asia as Lenovo’s, and thus the former will have a sizable task in trying to decide just what to do with the products that have already been established.

There is also the issue of tablets, namely in terms of what Lenovo will opt to do with them. Will Android devices be turned over to Motorola as well? Will they continue to be developed separately by Lenovo? While the former would see the return of Motorola to the tablet world, the latter might result in some device overlap or inconsistencies.

Suffice to say, there are a lot of exciting prospects at hand for this new stage, and we look forward to seeing what potential products are produced.

Somewhat skeptical?

Despite the more concrete nature of this report given it was allegedly based on an interview, it should be noted that we advise our readers to approach the issue with some skepticism: The idea of Lenovo Mobile being folded into Motorola is a big issue. A very big one. Given that all current mentions of this story cite the same original post, Xiaomi Times, we must ask why it is Lenovo itself has not issued an official Press Release to provide the information. There could have been a bad translation somewhere, for example.

Alternatively, this could be a solid fact in China and the issue is simply that an official English-language Press Release or formal announcement has yet to be made. We will update this story in the event there are any further developments or official corporate confirmation.

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The colorful new Moto G (2015)

At the very least, given Lenovo’s poor Q2 2015 performance results and potential for subsequent layoff announcements at Motorola, a more streamlined approach to its management and handling of the mobile market is definitely a good idea.

Let’s hear it!

What are your thoughts on the potential folding of Lenovo Mobile into the Motorola branding? Have you owned a Lenovo smartphone? Are you worried about what it might mean for Motorola products? Do you still regret Google’s sale? Please feel free to vote in the poll below, and leave us your comments and let us know!

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26
Aug

Lenovo Mobile to merge with Motorola and then go away


motorola_logo_2015_lenovo_companyLenovo Mobile Group President, Chen Xudong, has went on to state that Lenovo Mobile will be incorporated into Motorola in the near future. Following the merge, Lenovo Mobile will no longer continue as an individual company.

In the future, Motorola will be designing all of Lenovo’s smartphones. Motorola plans to shift its own focus to high-end international markets. Do you think this is the right move? Motorola has already rolled out its Moto G handset in many countries around the world and plans to launch the Moto X Pure Edition (Moto X Style) in the United States next week. The company is now working with partners on its successor to the Droid Turbo.

Source: XiaomiToday

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26
Aug

Lenovo Mobile is going to be absorbed into Motorola



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When Lenovo announced its quarterly financial results a few weeks ago, it announced that its mobile strategy would start to focus more on devices designed and manufactured by Motorola. According to a report from Lenovo Mobile Group President, Chen Xudong, it’s a lot bigger than that – the entirety of Lenovo Mobile is going to be absorbed into Motorola and Motorola executives will get to call all the shots. The ZUK label that Lenovo has recently launched will also fall under the Motorola umbrella with ZUK spearheading sales as the company’s “flagship internet brand” and Motorola will continue its sales of smartphones around the world.

This strategy makes a lot of sense given that what Motorola knows best is smartphones whereas Lenovo’s expertise has traditionally been with PCs and laptops. With Motorola’s recent release of the Moto X Play, Moto X Style, Moto G and the upcoming release of the Moto 360, there aren’t a lot of reasons not to trust Motorola, and we hope that this Lenovo-Motorola combination yields even better results going forward.


What do you think about Lenovo Mobile becoming a part of Motorola? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: XiaomiToday via Phone Arena

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25
Aug

Verizon’s mythical Droid Maxx 2 gets pictured


Motorola’s deal with Verizon meant that it was always likely that the Moto X Play would come to the US, just not as the Moto X Play. Now, Android Police believe that they’ve scored some photos of the handset that has now been rechristened as the Droid Maxx 2. The only notable difference that the site can find between the two is that this version of the device is only packing 8.14GB of internal storage. That could simply be a pre-production issue or a sign that Big Red wants to trim the price down to well below the $476 it sells for over in the UK. Let’s hope that our new corporate masters don’t keep us waiting long before this phone hits stores — we hate being kept in suspense.

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Tags: DatBatteryTho, DroidMaxx2, DroidXPlay, Leak, lenovo, mobilepostcross, Motorola, Rumor, verizon

25
Aug

10 more Chinese phone brands to look out for


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We have already given you a list of the 10 hot up-and-coming Chinese phone brands, but we know there are many more manufacturers out there you probably should know about. Today we are back with a second list, this time showing  you 10 more companies that you should definitely keep an eye on.

Most people in the West don’t know much about the majority of these brands, but they make some amazing Android smartphones and tablets! Hell… maybe after taking a look at this post you will want to buy a Chinese smartphone. I know I could definitely live with some of the handsets from these phone makers. Ready? Let’s get you introduced.

Lenovo

We are sure Lenovo doesn’t need much of an introduction. This manufacturer is no young gun or small contender. And they are not only an important manufacturer in China – Lenovo’s influence extends all across the world, as it’s one of the top smartphone makers around (especially since acquiring Motorola). In fact, they are only growing; the company reported 18.7 million smartphone shipments for Q4 2014.

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Lenovo is mostly known for its great computers, but they also aim to compete in the highly competitive mobile industry. With plenty of devices in every category and price range, Lenovo has it all – affordable smartphones, portable projectors, awesome tablets, high-end super phones and more.

To learn more about Lenovo’s products, we advice that you take a look at the Lenovo K3 Note, Vibe Shot, Pocket Projector, P70, P90 and Yoga Tablet 2.

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Alcatel (TCL)

Of course, we can’t forget Alcatel, a company you may actually be more familiar with now. Alcatel itself may not exactly be Chinese (the brand originally belonged to a French company), but its parent company is TCL, which does come from the Asian country. In essence, Alcatel OneTouch is a sub-brand. Many other companies from China are using this renaming technique in order to become more widely accepted in Western markets, and it seems to be working.

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Alcatel OneTouch is getting more attention in the USA since the release of the Idol 3, a smartphone that offers a low price, strong performance and a solid build quality. The company is also signing noteworthy marketing deals with important soccer teams, such as the Toronto FC and the LA Galaxy FC.

One can say Alcatel is already ahead of most of the Chinese competition, as they have actually managed to sell their devices here. Now it’s just a matter of advertising and getting that image out there! Read our Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 review to see what these guys can do!

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UMi

UMi may not get too much attention outside of China, and especially not in the USA, but they make some great devices with innovative features. The company recently announced the Umi Zero 2, a handset that sports an e-ink display in the back side (a la YotaPhone). This one caught our eye because of the battery-saving capabilities it can offer, but every one of Umi’s smartphones is special in some way.

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The UMi eMax is only 7.9 mm thick, yet touts a whopping 3780 mAh battery. The UMi Iron uses eye recognition technology for security authentication. If those unique features aren’t cool enough, you can also opt for the Hammer S, which adopts USB-C technology and a fingerprint reader, aside from doubling as a smart remote controller!

There seem to be no plans for UMi coming to the west, but we sure hope they would consider it. These devices are quite fun and impressive.

Elephone

Let’s be real: Elephone doesn’t make the best devices, but they do offer great value. These phones are very affordable and happen to come with a good spec list, making them great options for those looking to get more for their money.

We have previously reviewed the Elephone P3000, P5000, P6000, P7000 and P8000. These all provide different types of advantages. The P8000 and P7000 have overall great specs. Meanwhile, the P5000 is most known for its massive 5350 mAh battery. But if what you want is something affordable, you can’t go wrong with the P3000 and P6000. I do have one complaint, though – these guys should really work on their smartphone monikers!

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Coolpad

Coolpad won’t win any design or performance contests, but their accessible prices have turned them into one of the most influential brands in China, the company’s home country. At one point they were even selling more smartphones than Apple (in said country). Furthermore, Coolpad concluded 2014 with 9.4% in Chinese market share. Surely nothing to scoff at.

And if this brand sounds familiar, it’s because the company has started making its way here. You will find their super affordable tablets at Walmart and some prepaid carriers.

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Smartisan

Want to talk about emerging Chinese manufacturers? Smartisan is among the newest around, and that doesn’t really mean they can’t compete. The company announced their first smartphone in May, 2014, and it is quite the beauty.

This handset goes by the name of Smartisan T1. It packs a 4.95-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal storage, a 13 MP camera and a 2490 mAh battery.

These specs were definitely good when the phone was unveiled, but its internals are not the only things that caught our eye. This phone happens to be gorgeous! We sure hope Smartisan can survive in this competitive market; hopefully one day they will make it to the USA!

Vivo

Vivo is another new smartphone brand, founded in 2009 (not to be confused with BLU’s Vivo smartphone series). These guys have been doing amazing work the past few years. They were actually the first to put a QHD (2560x1440p) resolution display in a smartphone. More recently they launched the Vivo X5Pro, a smartphone that is thin, light, and greatly designed.

Their products are no joke, and the coolest part is that you can actually find some of them in the USA! The Vivo X5Pro can be purchased straight from Amazon, for example. It’s not exactly the cheapest phone around, but at least it’s around.

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Zopo

Zopo is still a bit of an unknown brand to the general consumer, but they are way ahead of other Chinese brands in terms of global reach. Their products are offered by many European online retailers, and the company has opened experience stores in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Jordan, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Spain and other markets.

The company has a long list of smartphones and label them by three different categories. Their “Speed” smartphones are the higher-end ones. The “Flash” line-up focuses on camera quality and design. Ultimately, the “Color” series includes their affordable handsets, mostly meant for younger customers and casual users.

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Mlais

Mlais is a smaller manufacturer, but they sure know how to make an affordable handset. Their phones come very well-specced for their prices. For example, the Mlais M7 Plus has an octa-core processor, 3 GB of RAM, a fingerprint reader, Android 5.1 Lollipop, a 13 MP camera, Quick Charge technology, 4G LTE, a 5.5-inch HD display and more.

If you are looking for more battery life, you can also opt for the Mlais MX, which is not quite as powerful, but does feature a whopping 4300 mAh battery. The best part? They have plenty of partners that will ship to the USA.

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No.1

China is very well-known for its clones, and my personal favorite brand for these smartphone copycats is No.1. I happen to like them because, though they make clones of other mainstream devices, they don’t exactly try to be other phone makers. The company is very proud of its brand and every single one of its products wears the moniker proudly. These guys are not trying to fool you into buying a “fake” smartphone, they simply take the design from others and replicate it.

By the way, these phones are amazingly cheap, but they don’t skimp out on design and build quality (they do on specs). For example, their No.1 S6i is a Galaxy S6 clone, and it happens to look and feel just as good as the original! It will also help that the S6i is only about $120 USD! There’s also some great smart watches and rugged phones in their official website, just in case you are interested to see more of their work.

But really guys, I do believe this brand is No.1 when it comes to smartphone clones, and the best part is they are not trying to fool you by putting other manufacturer monikers in their devices. You know what you are getting right off the bat.

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Wrapping up

So there you have it, guys! Here is another set of great Chinese manufacturers you should definitely keep an eye on. We know there are plenty of others, but we really wanted to focus on the main ones for now. Maybe we can do a post featuring the more obscure ones later, but we just wanted to make sure to create more consciousness about these great manufacturers.


OPPO R7 Plus vs Oppo R7-30See also: Young guns: 10 up and coming phone brands out of China2311645

So tell us, guys. Have you considered getting devices from any of these brands? Which ones?

24
Aug

Report: Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet 3 (8-inch) is a decidedly, surprisingly low-end affair


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Lenovo is clearly seeking to display its brand name on the front of the tablet for all to see.

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Lenovo’s Yoga series of products has proven to be quite influential when it comes to the PC: countless copy-cats have emerged that have sought to use the 360-degree flexible form factor that allows a traditional laptop to bend on its back and become a tablet. With respect to Android offerings on the other hand, the Yoga line has been designated as a slightly different type of product. Specifically, it involves a strong hinge that rotates around, acting as a stand or, in the case of last year’s Yoga Tablet 2, allows the device to double as a picture frame.

A new finding out of Ukraine has some interesting details on what is apparently the 8-inch variant of Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet 3. Specifically, product retailer Rozetka has -perhaps mistakenly- listed it prematurely. The specs are, to be quite frank, decidedly of a budget-friendly affair.

The device will be powered by a Quad-core 1.1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC, and have just 1GB of RAM. The screen will be an IPS LCD with 1280X800 resolution. There will be 16GB of on-board storage with support for microSD. The camera, which apparently swivels, will be 8 megapixels. Rounding out the specs, the Yoga Tablet 3 will have a 6200mAh battery (which lasts an estimated 20 hours) and come with Android 5.1. Both Wi-Fi Only, and an LTE variant are listed. 

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The Yoga logo is extremely visible, almost excessively so.

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As some reports have mentioned, the battery capacity is actually smaller than the 8-inch Yoga Tablet 2 however the actual longevity has increased. This is no doubt a result of the decision to drop the display resolution from the current Full HD to 1280X800. The CPU has also gone from an Intel Atom Z3745 to the Snapdragon 210. Perhaps most surprising of all is the actual design of the product; while the Yoga Tablet 2 offered refinement and a more streamlined, perhaps sophisticated look to the original offering, the 3rd incarnation looks almost comically childish, especially given the giant Lenovo and Yoga logos that adorn the front and back sides.

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Assuming these pictures are legitimate, it would be the first time Lenovo has sought to adopt a black color scheme for Android. Last year’s model was also available in black, but only in the Windows-variant editions. The hinge is a lighter shade, an almost grey pallet, and especially with the separated camera module, may not offer the same level of sophistication that previous models had in opting for a uniform color scheme.

Just what Lenovo is attempting with this product is unclear. While the Yoga Tablet series has never been about cutting edge specs, at least with last year’s model in particular, the jump to Full HD made the offering a worthwhile follow-up to the original. With this, Lenovo has taken a decidedly different approach to hardware. It’s possible the Tablet 2 was not well-received, or that consumer feedback reflected a greater interest in the battery while not particularly caring about the screen resolution or RAM.

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.rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos:not(.align_none) ul li:nth-child(2n+1)
clear: both;

.rvs_title
font-weight: 600 !important;
margin: 0 !important;
font-size: 24px !important;

.rvs_wrapper.align_right .rvs_title
padding-left: 20px;

.rvs_title a
font-family: ‘Roboto Condensed’;
color: #3a3a3a;

.rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos ul
padding-top: 10px;

.rvs_wrapper.align_left.cbc-latest-videos ul li,
.rvs_wrapper.align_none.cbc-latest-videos ul li
padding: 0 15px 0 0;

.rvs_wrapper.align_right.cbc-latest-videos ul li
padding: 0 0 0 15px;
float: right;

.rvs_wrapper.align_center.cbc-latest-videos ul li
padding: 0 7px;

.rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos ul li > a
font-weight: 400;

.rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos ul li > a .yt-thumbnail
margin-bottom: 0;

@media only screen and (min-width : 480px)
body #page .rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos ul
width: 100% !important;

@media only screen and (max-width : 480px)
body #page .rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos
width: 100%;
float: none !important;
overflow-x: auto;
overflow-y: hidden;

body #page .rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos ul
overflow: auto;
max-height: none;

body .rvs_wrapper.cbc-latest-videos ul li
float: left !important;
clear: none !important;

As the Yoga Tablet series typically comes in multiple size variants, there are likely to be others, though it remains to be seen as to what the specs for them might be. It’s possible Lenovo could still produce one mid-range (or even premium) model for this year. It remains to be seen as to when this product refresh will officially be announced, but it’s likely word will break in the next few weeks.

Provided this is indeed the Yoga Tablet 3, what are your thoughts on the specs and design? Would you consider this if the price is right? Let us know in the comment section.

 

24
Aug

Moto X Play reportedly coming to Verizon as the Droid Maxx 2


Motorola Moto X Play

When Motorola unveiled the Moto X Play, it left Americans hanging. Would that combination of a big display, mid-tier specs and a huge battery ever reach the US? If you ask Phandroid, the answer is yes — although it might not show up in the form you’d like. The site’s sources claim that the Play will show up on Verizon later this year as the Droid Maxx 2, and that it’ll cost the same $300 contract-free as the regular model would if it were officially available in the US. There’s no clue as to whether or not it’ll be significantly different, although an earlier HellomotoHK leak pointed to Droid-specific backing. Sadly, the apparent leak suggests that you’ll still have to go to an importer (or wait for Verizon’s exclusive to end, if it ever does) to get the Play in its unaltered form.

And what about the non-Pure Edition of the Moto X Style? That’s reportedly coming Stateside through Verizon as well, although it definitely wouldn’t be the exact same handset. The tipsters believe that it’ll launch as the Droid Turbo 2, and that its signature feature will be an “unbreakable” plastic OLED display that should better survive bumps and drops. You might also get a metal chassis with built-in wireless charging, if a previous HellomotoHK scoop was showing this device. The Turbo 2 would be much more expensive than the Style at $600 up front, but you’d also be getting considerably more phone for your money.

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Cellphones, Mobile, Verizon, Lenovo

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Via:
The Verge

Source:
Phandroid

Tags: android, droidmaxx, droidmaxx2, droidturbo2, lenovo, mobilepostcross, motorola, motoxplay, motoxstyle, smartphone, verizon

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