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Lenovo has inked a patent deal which looks to expand the company's reach into the mobile computing world. Wireless intellectual property broker Unwired Planet said it will take $100m in cash from the Chinese electronics giant in exchange for about 2,500 "issued and pending US and foreign patents" covering wireless broadband and …

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Anonymous Coward

Lenovo can fuck off. They have ruined the ThinkPad brand.

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A new patent troll is formed ..

Back in January Unwired Planet acquired 2,185 patents from Ericsson ref.

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Lenovo's move to Microsoft only technology ecosystem

Technology professions who attended Lenovo presentations in China recently noted that the company announced Windows 8 as the primary mobile OS going forward as result of agreement with Microsoft.

It seems ludicrous that no amount of money that Microsoft will pay a company increases it's mobile sales or popularity, or compensate for such lost or low marketshare effort of Windows 8 Mobile platform

The again, these technologists postulate that since Lenovo will rely very heavily on Windows OS and Microsoft Networking and Cloud infrastructure for the newly acquired X86 server line from IBM, such bonding to Redmond may have been a requirement.

How Lenovo will handle and compete with the significant and explosive move of most technology companies and business enterprise to non-Microsoft technologies like Amazon AWS, VMWare and KVM Virtualization and Openstack Cloud Computing Services on Linux is worth watching and waiting for a coherent, rational response from Lenovo, based on reality on the ground.

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Re: Lenovo's move to Microsoft only technology ecosystem

Apple still has a long way to fall to get back to their usual 2% marketshare. There is room for a third player in the mobile OS market. Microsoft can be that player if they just find one or two ways to differentiate. They haven't yet, as live tiles aren't really well liked. Maybe Lenovo will figure it out for them.

That being said, there is also room for a #2 behind Samsung in the Android space. Neither HTC nor LG have the innovative skill set to fill that gap.

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It looks so wrong to see an American patent lawyer refer to Lenovo, a Chinese company that actually makes real, reliable stuff, as "we".

I like to think of Lenovo people as techies, not parasites.

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Sticking it to HP

I really believe that Lenovo is committed to succeed at everything HP has recently failed at, for no real reason other than to stick it to HP. The battle between these two firms is much quieter than the battle between HP and Cisco was, but it is more chess than checkers.

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