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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. leonpeeon's Avatar
      leonpeeon -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
      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.
      That's just called diversity + catering to different people's needs and wishes.
      Apple's thing has always been "telling the people what they need, not giving them what they want."
      No phone needs to be (or will be) the "iPhone killer", and the term itself is stupid.
      The iPhone is great. But it's not the best phone for everyone, and certainly isn't the only one that matters.
      A lot of people out there will respond to any other phone with "sucks, iPhone rulezzzz". I used to be like that.
      Well, open your eyes.
    1. Antman217's Avatar
      Antman217 -
      Just wait till the iPhone HD comes out... they'll come crawling back!
    1. dillonsmith9147's Avatar
      dillonsmith9147 -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      - Did you know that 95% people don't know squat about electronics?
      Did you know that 73.5% of all statisitics are made up on the spot?
      Did you know that only the people who don't know squat about electronics are gonna be happy with the iphone, and im pretty sure a big majority of iphone users have them jailbroke so you know, iOS may have its perks but apple is on its demise if it doesnt start working to get the people back it only had before android was created.
      Also did you know you used the words "did you know" to many effin times.
    1. camperchuck's Avatar
      camperchuck -
      omg your stupid, you cant even speak english. STFU please.



      Quote Originally Posted by maxtor View Post
      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. xtreme84's Avatar
      xtreme84 -
      Quote Originally Posted by eg6motion View Post
      forget the phone, what is the tiny keyboard thing in the background?
      looks like a case to house the phone that can be removed and used as a bluetooth keypad. Different

      Quote Originally Posted by maxtor View Post
      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.
      sounds like you just dont know how to use the phone, firmware has nothing to do with you not being able to do anything with it
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by dillonsmith9147 View Post
      Did you know that 73.5% of all statisitics are made up on the spot?
      Did you know that only the people who don't know squat about electronics are gonna be happy with the iphone, and im pretty sure a big majority of iphone users have them jailbroke so you know, iOS may have its perks but apple is on its demise if it doesnt start working to get the people back it only had before android was created.
      Also did you know you used the words "did you know" to many effin times.
      Made up on the spot? Look up some of the facts if just wrote. Even check out some of my other posts explaining all this. And like i've mentioned like 299293 times in 2 other posts, #1 reason why people jailbreak is for free apps. #2 for customization/enhancing.
      Jailbreaking doesn't mean they made you jailbreak because the iPhone doesn't offer anything. If I was rich, I would buy every app and not jailbreak. I do not care much about customization because long term it ruins your battery. If the iPhone had the capability to customize springboard + icons. There would be no reason to jailbreak pretty much, but like i said above "If I were rich."



      Quote Originally Posted by xtreme84 View Post
      looks like a case to house the phone that can be removed and used as a bluetooth keypad. Different



      sounds like you just dont know how to use the phone, firmware has nothing to do with you not being able to do anything with it
      Agreed, I bet he cannot even jailbreak his iPhone, not to mention downgrade his firmware. Don't even know if he has seen a iPhone/itouch's capabilities. He's probably one of those people who jump one one of those new Android bandwagons. "Oh Im going to be getting a Evo because it has best specs." "Oh I will too." Lol.
      No offense but I actually laughed at his post about him saying how he needs a phone that can do wifi/picture taking and all that stuff which the 3Gs can do perfectly. Plus im pretty sure he didn't read my post at all or any of the facts written. Oh well.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
      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.
      you are both: wrong, and lying to yourself

      the iphone has the most apps by far
      and has a greater number of fart and pr0n apps than any other app store.

      win
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      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.
      The statistic isn't stupid at all from a developer standpoint and going where the money is.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      has a greater number of fart and pr0n apps than any other app store.

      win
      The usual ignorant response.

      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      The statistic isn't stupid at all from a developer standpoint and going where the money is.
      I doubt many people buy Android apps. One of the appealing aspects of your "open" system is to "side load" your apps if you know what I mean.

      I prefer to buy safe screened apps that I know wont hurt me or my device.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      nothin like a phone being called "the phone" %^/
    1. jimmy-bish's Avatar
      jimmy-bish -
      Look up the LePhone on Youtube. That case is a brilliant idea.
      It's a dock with a keyboard and battery powered external speaker! The rest of the features are pretty standard for a modern Android phone, however it doesn't have multitouch at all, which will make it a great phone for business, but not so great for gaming etc.
    1. mlauth's Avatar
      mlauth -
      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.
      agree
    1. ZmanGroup's Avatar
      ZmanGroup -
      Lephone
      iphone
      wow...
    1. pitamandan's Avatar
      pitamandan -
      Quote Originally Posted by rickybobby View Post
      lol good for you
      Hey Thanks.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by camperchuck View Post
      omg your stupid, you cant even speak english. STFU please.
      Considering that this is an INTERNATIONALLY known website, there is a good chance that English is not his first language. Good try buddy on the insult though, buddy

      By the way, try not to jump down other's throats about their improper use of the English language until you first master the words "you're" and "your".
    1. gafu's Avatar
      gafu -
      ^~~~ "your" avatar kicks ***!
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      i'd say it kicks tits, myself
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Ha, thanks guys.

      Back to the topic though, that case is in fact for the phone, it has a port on the side of the phone to dock into that top part that has the center missing (thus allowing the touch screen to still be used when it's closed) so that it has a flip keyboard. If I remember correctly, Lenovo said they were planning on releasing different attachment pads beyond just a standard keypad. Only one I can recall them saying though was for a video game control pad but I know there are more.

      Sounds like a very cool idea if you ask me. Kind of follows the model they have for their tablet/laptop hybrid that I hope comes to fruition.
    1. cpkirkley's Avatar
      cpkirkley -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      i'd say it kicks tits, myself
      That's a classic if I ever read one.

      This phone looks pretty damned good. I'm so tired of this iPhone killer argument. EZstar, you're beyond beating a dead horse. Everyone, there will never be a "iPhone killer".

      However, there are about 3 phones currently out on the market that I would purchase over the 3GS. I already one one of them (HD2), and the other two are the Desire and X10.
    1. stfudvs's Avatar
      stfudvs -
      i dont understand the switch from iphone to android, every andriod i have played with felt laggy, the gui felt jumbled and didnt have a nice flow, and just felt cheap compaired to the iphone

      imo