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.  

Via Engadget

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • Ed

    Hello!!! EXCUSE ME??!! LENOVO IS A TAIWAN BASED COMPANY???!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.unwiredview.com Ilinca

    Yeah, sorry for that, I was thinking about Acer, which is indeed based in Taiwan.

    I've corrected the article, thanks for the comment :)

  • Name

    @Ed
    Nothing wrong there, Taiwan is also known as the Republic of CHINA

    I honestly don't see whats so interesting that a British company has trademarked the term 'OPhone'. Sure, they might have trademarked it, but trademarks are limited to geographical regions if I'm not mistaken? A British company is going to have a hard time suing Lenovo on using the term 'OPhone', especially when they don't have a local presence in China, where the term is being used.

  • http://www.owonder.com/ Alex

    We own OPHONE.com (and are developing a phone originally referred to as 'OPHONE') and that has been plain for anyone to see. China Mobile, like many Chinese companies, forget to consider trademarks or IP, hence the many KIRF products from that side of the world. They will also have to contend with Apple who are not keen on any device with a letter before the word 'phone'.

  • http://www.owonder.com/ Alex

    We own OPHONE.com (and are developing a phone originally referred to as 'OPHONE') and that has been plain for anyone to see. China Mobile, like many Chinese companies, forget to consider trademarks or IP, hence the many KIRF products from that side of the world. They will also have to contend with Apple who are not keen on any device with a letter before the word 'phone'.