Plans are in motion for the much anticipated launch of an Android device for China between February and March 2009, but unlike the US launch of the T-Mobile G1 handset, China Mobile has decided not to work with Taiwanese PDA manufacturer HTC and has instead opted for working with Lenovo Mobile to release its first Google powered phone.
Looking at Lenovo Mobiles website though, we are finding it hard to get excited about the announcement as their current range of phones looks a lot like the other Chinese mobile phone manufacturers and the site lacks the flashy eye candy of the major international players like Nokia, Blackberry and of course Apple.
As the fourth largest PC manufacturer in the world, we cant help thinking that this move might be a little ambitious given the unpopularity of PDA style devices from PC makers like the Dell Axim and the HP iPAQ which now holds only 3.3% of the global PDA market share behind RIM, Nokia, HTC and even Sharp.
Lets hope that the 50 workers in Lenovos headquarters that will be losing their jobs this week are not responsible for product development.
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