Lenovo is not a household name in these parts. By the gods of mobile, I think that I only hear the name during CES or MWC. Or during smartphone marketshare announcements or something like that. That is not a problem. I have never seen or held a Lenovo phone before. But how is that a problem to me or to anyone else? Search me. Still, they make mobiles, and that is usually all that I care about, you know.
Lenovo is present at the ongoing CES in the US and announcing some great mobiles though. At least the specifications are impressive. They have a phablet that’s getting good attention, and then they have their IdeaPhone range. You know, like Samsung has Galaxy and LG has Optimus and Nokia has Lumia. You read that right: IdeaPhone.
Sometimes you just wonder who is behind these branding/naming schemes. IdeaPhone? No idea! Or it might just be me.
In the meantime, I love the blue variant of the Lenovo IdeaPhone S890 (pictured above). It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and has a 5″ qHD (540 x 960 pixel) display and there’s an 8MP camera with flash in the kitty too.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.