ThinkPhone - What's Your Take?

Lenovo just announced the ThinkPhone at CES this past week. What do you think of it?


Leave your thoughts in the discussion below! Read more about the ThinkPhone here.

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  • Caveat: I've worked for both Motorola (pre-Lenovo-days) and Microsoft (was in the Windows Phone group for a short time).

    I think this is a good idea and long overdue. 

    When I was at Moto, this was during the time when Moto was partnering with Microsoft to put Windows CE on Moto hardware. We were hoping for something like ReadyFor, but it didn't happen.

    Then, during my second term at MSFT, we were working on adding the Surface Hub capabilities to Windows Phone, which allows a very similar scenario to ReadyFor. This worked for quite a while and many users got used to the functionality of a laptop without having to carry one around (just the phone and a little hockey-puck-sized hub).

    We all saw what happened to the Windows Phone. At least I can say that it didn't happen on my watch, since I'd already left MSFT by then.

    So, now we have both the ThinkPhone and ReadyFor from Motorola/Lenovo. This is, to me, a trifecta of sorts. 

    As soon as it becomes available, I plan to deploy this throughout our company and our contract staff.

    Please, please put me on the list. If you need any early-adopter testing, please add me to that list as well - anything to help out and make this work.

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  • Caveat: I've worked for both Motorola (pre-Lenovo-days) and Microsoft (was in the Windows Phone group for a short time).

    I think this is a good idea and long overdue. 

    When I was at Moto, this was during the time when Moto was partnering with Microsoft to put Windows CE on Moto hardware. We were hoping for something like ReadyFor, but it didn't happen.

    Then, during my second term at MSFT, we were working on adding the Surface Hub capabilities to Windows Phone, which allows a very similar scenario to ReadyFor. This worked for quite a while and many users got used to the functionality of a laptop without having to carry one around (just the phone and a little hockey-puck-sized hub).

    We all saw what happened to the Windows Phone. At least I can say that it didn't happen on my watch, since I'd already left MSFT by then.

    So, now we have both the ThinkPhone and ReadyFor from Motorola/Lenovo. This is, to me, a trifecta of sorts. 

    As soon as it becomes available, I plan to deploy this throughout our company and our contract staff.

    Please, please put me on the list. If you need any early-adopter testing, please add me to that list as well - anything to help out and make this work.

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