Those are running Windows Phone 8, right?
Despite launching its first smartphone in the second quarter of 2012, Lenovo is already the top Chinese smartphone company, according to analyst outfit TrendForce. Lenovo has captured 14.7 per cent of China's smartphone market, leapfrogging past rivals ZTE and Huawei, both of which have been in the market far longer. Samsung …
Re: "Chinese carriers don't subsidise handset purchases...
...to the same extent as their western equivalents."
The supposed subsidizing of handsets by western carriers is beyond overrated.
If you look at the phone's cost, vs the massive monthly charges, you're basically paying double for your phone hardware a lot of the time.
iPhone = $199 "ohhh so cheeeep!"
24 month $79 "ohhh $1,896 whoahh"
Add the two together: $2,095.00 WHAM! nice subsidy you got there, wait, who got the subsidy?
Mostly, shelling out for an unlocked phone and then getting a competitive phone-less rate comes out way ahead.
But of course sales people won't tell anyone, that would screw up their bonus.
is this a tech site ?
El Reg could not come up with a photo or two of Lenovo smartphones ?
Are you not a techie?
A quick Google image search for "lenovo 智能手机" will quickly turn up hundreds of examples...
The K860 is pretty impressive for the price
New tech meme
Lazy techie is lazy
so why have you converted the chinese amounts to USD? There's no picture of Liz on those bits of paper....
Because if you want to buy one, you go through their site in HK which prices things in $ - or someone like DX who price in $ or Euro's. Haven't bought a Lenovo as they are still a bit more expensive than the no-name frankenphones, but it is attractive given that they are a named manufacturer (even if not Samsung or HTC).