Lenovo Lephone gets officially pictured

Jan 11, 2010
Lenovo Lephone gets officially pictured

Lenovo's Lephone announcement at CES 2010 last week fell somewhat into the shadow of another new Android smartphone from a big-name manufacturer, the Dell Mini 3, but that's not to say the Lenovo handset has no distinguishing features.  Snap-on accessory keyboards aren't new - the LG Versa on Verizon is a recent example - but we're particularly feeling Lenovo's curvy layout.

We'll have to see whether centrally-positioning the D-pad makes sense ergonomically, but given we've complained both about left-side and right-side positions previously (Motorola CLIQ and DROID, we're looking at you) at least it doesn't make you stretch to reach the letter-keys.  Meanwhile the high-polish chrome finish and angles certainly make it distinctive, and that's pretty tough to do when most touchscreen-centric devices are gravitating toward a pretty generic aesthetic.

As for specifications, there's a a 3.7-inch 480 x 800 touchscreen with a touch-control panel underneath, a WCDMA radio, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS, along with two cameras: a 3MP shooter on the back and a VGA one up-front for video calls.  The Lephone is set to arrive in China sometime in the first half of 2010; no word on when - or if - the rest of us will get a sniff of it.

[via Engadget]

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