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    Default Forbes: Lenovo Was Right To Buy Motorola - Just Look At ThinkPad



    Remind me if this sounds familiar: major player in China has virtually no western presence – just like ThinkPad, this time around Motorola is Lenovo’s way in.
    But make no mistake Lenovo is now a major player and it is noticeable Google has taken $750m of Lenovo stock options as part of the Motorola sale. If history tells us anything, it is Google rarely backs a loser…
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    Default Re: Forbes: Lenovo Was Right To Buy Motorola - Just Look At ThinkPad

    Interesting. That's not 51% of their stock is it?

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    Default Re: Forbes: Lenovo Was Right To Buy Motorola - Just Look At ThinkPad

    One big difference was the the Thinkpad group at IBM was not bleeding tons of red ink. IBM wanted to get out of the low profit margin of the PC group. Also, Lenovo was able to ride the wave of PC growth in China. They are not able to do this with smartphones. They already have the biggest smartphone market share in China so buying Moto will not help them in their home market. The purchase may help them in NA, but Moto has a very small market share of the NA smartphone market and even and smaller share of the EMEA market. The did receive a good number of patents and rights to even more patents. This will probably help them if they decide to enter the NA market and sign a patent deal with MS.

    I will wait and hold a lot of judgement on the deal until after it closes, but my guess is that you will see Lenovo gut Moto's US operations. They don't have the resources to absorb the major loses that Moto is generating.
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    Default Re: Forbes: Lenovo Was Right To Buy Motorola - Just Look At ThinkPad

    I personally really like Lenovo! So I'm excited for Moto. They will be fine with this buy out IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgardnervt View Post
    I personally really like Lenovo! So I'm excited for Moto. They will be fine with this buy out IMO.
    I personally don't like Lenovo. I use a Lenovo Thinkpad for work, and I hate it. It's a bland boxy black piece of plastic. I realize it's the same design as when IBM made the IdeaPad, but that was NINE years ago. The fact that the design has stayed the same is definitely a bad thing in my opinion.

    Or maybe it's a good thing, if they leave Motorola completely alone and don't touch it or try to change it.
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    Default Re: Forbes: Lenovo Was Right To Buy Motorola - Just Look At ThinkPad

    Quote Originally Posted by Geodude074 View Post
    I personally don't like Lenovo. I use a Lenovo Thinkpad for work, and I hate it. It's a bland boxy black piece of plastic. I realize it's the same design as when IBM made the IdeaPad, but that was NINE years ago. The fact that the design has stayed the same is definitely a bad thing in my opinion.

    Or maybe it's a good thing, if they leave Motorola completely alone and don't touch it or try to change it.
    The girlfriend got a great Lenovo laptop this past year. SSD, i5 CPU and 8gigs of RAM! Runs like a champ! :P
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    Default Re: Forbes: Lenovo Was Right To Buy Motorola - Just Look At ThinkPad

    Quote Originally Posted by Geodude074 View Post
    I personally don't like Lenovo. I use a Lenovo Thinkpad for work, and I hate it. It's a bland boxy black piece of plastic. I realize it's the same design as when IBM made the IdeaPad, but that was NINE years ago. The fact that the design has stayed the same is definitely a bad thing in my opinion.

    Or maybe it's a good thing, if they leave Motorola completely alone and don't touch it or try to change it.
    They have tons of models though.
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