Lenovo is showing off its first crack at an Android smartphone over the company’s official Flickr account. The computer manufacturer generated considerable buzz last week at CES with its Chinese-bound smartphone.
According to Lenovo, the LePhone was designed with Chinese WCMA in mind. The phone features a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 3.7-inch display, completely touch-based UI (no buttons), 3.5mm headset jack, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, as well as a 3-megapixel camera with video capabilities.
The company said the LePhone runs a custom version of Android, which Lenovo is calling the OPhone. The new system has integrated Twitter and Facebook, as well as the option to connect an external keyboard through a docking system. Beyond that, details were slim about the new phone.
Lenovo, best known for its notebook and netbook lines, also released a hybrid device at this year’s CES. The company unveiled the IdeaPad U1, which is essentially a notebook with a screen that users can remove to switch from clamshell mode into a multitouch slate tablet. The notebook form runs on Windows 7, while the tablet/screen runs Lenovo’s customized Skylight operating system.