Lenovo LePhone S2 Windows Phone 7 handset out in the wild

Looks like the new Windows Phone OEM that Andy Lees was talking about last week is Chinese manufacturer Lenovo. The company’s first Windows Phone 7 handsets which is currently named Lenovo LePhone S2 just appeared in several pictures today and from the looks of it it doesn’t really look that high end in terms of build quality (and screen) but does seem to have a front facing camera. This device may very well be aimed at the Asian / Chinese market only and probably be released when the Tango update starts to roll out in the first half of 2012. More pictures after the break:

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Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid: Laptop + Multi-Touch Tablet all in One

This came out of no where and looks mighty interesting. Lenovo’s upcoming IdeaPad laptop just leaked before its official announcement at CES. The IdeaPad U1 Hybrid is a CULV Intel Core 2 Duo powered laptop running Windows 7 premium and also a 11.6 inch multi-touch tablet power by a Qualcomm SnapDragon Chipset running Lenovo’s Skylight Linux distro with a 16GB SSD. As you can see in the pictures, when the screen is attached to the chassis the device is a standard laptop but you can also detach the screen to use it as a tablet. Rumored released date is June for a price of $999 with 4GB of RAM, 2x USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, VGA, HDMI, 4-in-1 memory card reader and 1.3-Megapixel camera. Interestingly if Windows Mobile 7wasn’t so late this thing wouldn’t feature the Linux distro and you’ll probably have a better seamless experience (check out Mary Jo Foley’s post here & here).

Source: LaptopMag via Engadget