Android-ready Lenovo Ophone looks better than both the G1 and the iPhone
The Android fever is surely spreading quickly, and the latest manufacturer to unveil a handset that runs on Google’s open source OS is Lenovo – yes, the China-based company mainly known for its laptops and desktop PCs.
Well, Lenovo also makes mobile phones (take P960, for example), and right now it’s working on an Android one called Ophone. We’ve heard about it before, when reports about a collaboration between Lenovo and China Mobile appeared, but there were no details on the handset’s design.
Now an image with the Ophone leaked on the Web, via Mod my Gphone, unveiling a device that looks way better than the T-Mobile G1. And I dare say it also looks better than Apple’s iPhone, although I’m sure many of you will disagree. Anyway, here’s the Ophone:
There are no details about the handset’s features, save for the fact that its Android OS is somehow modified to work with China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA technology. This being said, it’s most likely that the Ophone will only be commercialized across China, unless a GSM or a regular CDMA version of it is also build.
What’s interesting is that a British company called O’WONDER says it owns the OPHONE trademark. Even more, the trademark seems to be for a handset that will be based on Android too.
This means that, most probably, Lenovo will have to change the official name of its first Android device. But regardless of how it will dub it, the handset has lots of chances to be a huge success in China.