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  • LePhone Prepared for Battle Against the iPhone in China



    It's been on the horizon for quite some time, but this month, Lenovo's sophisticated smartphone, LePhone, will officially begin to duke it out in China against the iPhone, which hasn't been on the market very long in the world's most populous nation. But according to Liu Chuanzhi, chairman of Lenovo Group, "I am convinced that Lenovo's latest smartphone, LePhone, will be a success in the Chinese market."

    China Daily is hyping the Chinese arrival of LePhone as the smartphone that could truly blow the iPhone out of the water. Evidence given to support such suggestions includes the fact that many prominent service and content suppliers are showing strong support for the LePhone. Such supportive groups include Baidu Inc, Alibaba Group and Tencent Inc.

    The first generation LePhone is based on Google Inc's Android operating system and runs on the 3G standard used by China Unicom. China Daily says the device will be in stores beginning May 17th. Lenovo's chief says that his company is also developing "several" versions of LePhone - two of which will be for China's other 3G standards - CDMA2000 by China Telecom and TD-SCDMA by China Mobile. The other versions, however, won't be introduced for some time.

    In case you're wondering, the online order price for LePhone is $425 - or 2,899 yuan. The iPhone, though reduced in price in recent weeks, still runs a pretty penny in China - one of the major reasons why Apple's revolutionary smartphone is yet to resonate in the world's biggest mobile community as it has elsewhere.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: LePhone Prepared for Battle Against the iPhone in China started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 53 Comments
    1. rickybobby's Avatar
      rickybobby -
      Quote Originally Posted by pitamandan View Post
      This never happens.
      lol good for you
    1. reddawg's Avatar
      reddawg -
      Quote Originally Posted by Messany View Post


      But according to Liu Chuanzhi, chairman of Lenovo Group, "I am convinced that Lenovo's latest smartphone, LePhone, will be a success in the Chinese market."
      other than opinions and that the iPhone is too expensive in China what makes this smart phone so revolutionary? What features does it support? I can't see it being a good social networking phone in China with their restrictions on free speech.
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      Anyone know where to get that wallpaper displayed on the LePhone?
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      not happening
    1. mavrik101's Avatar
      mavrik101 -
      Buy LePhone, and the wallpaper's yours!
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Lephone > than the iphone. i've been looking at OS 4.0, and the more popular iphone hardware rumors.

      they just don't stand up to the droid incredible, and all these new waves android phones.

      did you know that android is number 2 in the smartphone population, and apple has dropped to third?

      RIP apple supremacy.
    1. smoothcreak's Avatar
      smoothcreak -
      Best part of the pic is that the weather is set for Las Vegas
    1. ForumSnoBorderRK's Avatar
      ForumSnoBorderRK -
      @smoothcreak haha didnt even notice that
    1. UiK's Avatar
      UiK -
      I don't doubt that there are and will be better phones released than the iPhone, but half the fun of having an iPhone is jailbreaking it. I know we came a lot about the restrictions placed by Apple, but hasn't every firmware to date been pretty much jailbroken? Besides there are more developers committed to the iPhone than any other PhoneOS out there.

      I know we *whinged* alot. My typo. I surely didn't cum
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      Lephone > than the iphone. i've been looking at OS 4.0, and the more popular iphone hardware rumors.

      they just don't stand up to the droid incredible, and all these new waves android phones.

      did you know that android is number 2 in the smartphone population, and apple has dropped to third?

      RIP apple supremacy.
      thats why Apple gotta step up their next iPhone. really hope its an "A+ upgrade"
    1. camperchuck's Avatar
      camperchuck -
      that is because android is available on tons of phones on every carrier. iphone OS is.. well its on ONE phone and ONE carrier. so that statistic is stupid.


      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      Lephone >
      did you know that android is number 2 in the smartphone population, and apple has dropped to third?

      RIP apple supremacy.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by UiK View Post
      Besides there are more developers committed to the iPhone than any other PhoneOS out there.
      Thats one of the main reason I will stick with the iPhone. Not just the quantity of apps but the quality of the apps and the developers that are making them are top notch.

      I still find it funny how every phone is compared to the iPhone and is the iPhone killer etc. Remember the LG Dare and the Samsung Extinct? LOL! People are saying that the next iPhone isnt even out yet and its already behind. Really? Behind what?

      All the Droid phones coming out are nice and all but come on. How many phones are these companies gonna release? They are trying to hard.
    1. eg6motion's Avatar
      eg6motion -
      forget the phone, what is the tiny keyboard thing in the background?
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by camperchuck View Post
      that is because android is available on tons of phones on every carrier. iphone OS is.. well its on ONE phone and ONE carrier. so that statistic is stupid.
      Yeah not to shabby for a company that releases a new phone only once a year and not 10 a month *cough HTC*.

      Quote Originally Posted by eg6motion View Post
      forget the phone, what is the tiny keyboard thing in the background?
      Yeah really? I thought it was the case for the phone but it does have a keyboard in it.
    1. maxtor's Avatar
      maxtor -
      I think is time to change to new phones. I am planing to change to new HTC EVO 4G that is one of the most sophisticated cell phones we have ever seen.

      Iphone is a good phone to but apple asholes are terrible as long as they are letting their fans with jailed phones.
      Since 3 month I have jailed brand new 3gs iphone on my drawer and this is why I will sell that brick and bye useful phone that will offer me full functional applications that I need.
      I think is time to ignore and boycott apple products since they only care for money and do not care to offer to the customers satisfaction.
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      Lephone > than the iphone. i've been looking at OS 4.0, and the more popular iphone hardware rumors.

      they just don't stand up to the droid incredible, and all these new waves android phones.

      did you know that android is number 2 in the smartphone population, and apple has dropped to third?

      RIP apple supremacy.
      - Did you know that Apple has received more than 2 [I think 4 now, 4 years in a row.] J.D. Power Awards? Best consumer phone? Which outranks HTC? And most other phones? Im sorry but if your crappy phones were so amazing, they would have gotten the awards instead.
      Code:
      http://www.macworld.com/article/150269/2010/04/iphone_jdpower.html
      - Did you know that the Android has nothing but the default options and features which every other crappy phone has?

      - Did you know that the Android ripped off the iTunes App store?

      - Did you know that 95% people don't know squat about electronics?

      - Did you know that all the Android phones "Which attempt to put" high quality hardware on it, still fail? Like higher MP camera, no focus Apple doesn't care about hardware, software counts. Apparently its proven that Android phones are idiotic.



      Quote Originally Posted by maxtor View Post
      I think is time to change to new phones. I am planing to change to new HTC EVO 4G that is one of the most sophisticated cell phones we have ever seen.

      Iphone is a good phone to but apple asholes are terrible as long as they are letting their fans with jailed phones.
      Since 3 month I have jailed brand new 3gs iphone on my drawer and this is why I will sell that brick and bye useful phone that will offer me full functional applications that I need.
      I think is time to ignore and boycott apple products since they only care for money and do not care to offer to the customers satisfaction.
      Lol goodbye. When you buy the phone, then you realize "Oh I can't customize it like I could with iPhone."
      "Oh I have to pay for everything."
      "Oh there are no apps like in cydia"
      "Oh they have ****** ripped off apps of the Itunes on Android store"
      "Oh Why can't does my camera suck, and the iPhones lower MP camera doesn't."

      But every Android user realizes all that sooner or later.
    1. TheWiredHavocMC2.0's Avatar
      TheWiredHavocMC2.0 -
      LePhone = LeSuck
    1. maxtor's Avatar
      maxtor -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      - Did you know that Apple has received more than 2 [I think 4 now, 4 years in a row.] J.D. Power Awards? Best consumer phone? Which outranks HTC? And most other phones? Im sorry but if your crappy phones were so amazing, they would have gotten the awards instead.
      Code:
      http://www.macworld.com/article/150269/2010/04/iphone_jdpower.html
      - Did you know that the Android has nothing but the default options and features which every other crappy phone has?

      - Did you know that the Android ripped off the iTunes App store?

      - Did you know that 95% people don't know squat about electronics?

      - Did you know that all the Android phones "Which attempt to put" high quality hardware on it, still fail? Like higher MP camera, no focus Apple doesn't care about hardware, software counts. Apparently its proven that Android phones are idiotic.





      Lol goodbye. When you buy the phone, then you realize "Oh I can't customize it like I could with iPhone."
      "Oh I have to pay for everything."
      "Oh there are no apps like in cydia"
      "Oh they have ****** ripped off apps of the Itunes on Android store"
      "Oh Why can't does my camera suck, and the iPhones lower MP camera doesn't."

      But every Android user realizes all that sooner or later.
      Lol yes I am telling to the apple good bye because ****** iphone is on my drawer like a piece of ****. I cannot use it for anything even to take pictures or use it as a ipod because it came to me with ****** 3.1.3 firmware.
      All I need is an cell phone that I can use to make phone calls, send SMS, take pictures, record videos, listen music and functional wifi that I will use for skype and msn messenger.
      I said Iphone is a good phone with a lot of support but not by apple company.
    1. UiK's Avatar
      UiK -
      Apple - it's a love/hate relationship only us
      jailbreakers can appreciate.
    1. wiltok's Avatar
      wiltok -
      I too am moving to the Sprint HTC Evo. Killer phone - and I plan to use the wireless tether feature for my IPad (4G in my area). I should say 'IPad to be' - still waiting to get the call that mine has come in...