Lenovo reshuffles mobile heads

Lenovo announced a change in management in its mobile business, with the head of its ShenQi internet-based smart device business taking up the reins of Lenovo’s Mobile Business Group and becoming chairman of Motorola Mobility. Chen Xudong (pictured) has “proven …

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Apple star performer, but Samsung tops global mobile chart

Apple was the “star performer” in the mobile phone market in the first quarter of 2015, driven by its strength in China, according to figures from Strategy Analytics. The US company saw its iPhone shipments increase 40 per cent year-on-year …

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Motorola expands Moto Maker for 360 smartwatch

Motorola introduced its Moto Maker customisation tool for its Moto 360 smartwatch, stating that users can “customise a modern watch that satisfies your personal tastes and have it delivered to your door step”. Owners can chose from three case finishes …

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Motorola updates entry-level Moto E

Motorola announced a new version of its entry-level Moto E smartphone, stating that there are “millions of people that haven’t yet joined the smartphone revolution because they haven’t found the right product or they don’t want to spend hundreds of …

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Motorola Solutions up for sale, but deal some way off – reports

Motorola Solutions, which manufactures communication equipment (including two-way radios), has been up for sale for “several months”, but completion of a deal – according a Bloomberg report – is not going to happen anytime soon. “There should be many people …

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Lenovo hails itself “most credible” competitor to Samsung and Apple

Lenovo said that following its acquisition of Motorola’s smartphone business, it has become “a truly global player, the third largest vendor of smartphones behind Samsung and Apple and their most credible challenger”. The company said that “unlike many smaller mobile …

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Qualcomm goes on defensive following Snapdragon 810 rumours

Qualcomm hit back at claims that its Snapdragon 810 processor has failed to pick up traction among device makers, by stating that there are “over 60 premium tier mobile devices” using the silicon in the works. Last week, Qualcomm said …

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Motorola makes Chinese return

Motorola made its return to the Chinese market, which its head, Rick Osterloh, described as “the biggest and most exciting smartphone market in the world”. “Motorola was the first company to develop and manufacture Android phones in China. We did …

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Lenovo has “plan to ramp up Motorola”

Lenovo is expecting sales of Motorola phones to make up 40 per cent of its total smartphone shipments in the coming fiscal year beginning 1 April, The Wall Street Journal reported. In the current fiscal year, the figure stood at …

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