Hey Moto, Lenovo’s New ThinkPhone

Lenovo Makes Use Of Their Motorola Buy

Lenovo gave us a shock at CES with a brand new ThinkPhone, operating Android 13 on a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip.  It’s a somewhat rugged cellphone and doubtless doesn’t want a case with it’s IP68 ranking which means it’s mud resistant can deal with immersion in nonetheless, recent water up 1.5 metres for half-hour.  That places it in the identical class because the iPhone 14 Professional, Galaxy S22 Extremely and Pixel 7 Professional, if you happen to have been purchasing for a rugged cellphone.

As you may count on, Lenovo is aiming at companies and together with the cellphone comes their very own MDM infrastructure, known as Moto OEMConfig and Moto Gadget Supervisor.  It might probably additionally pair with a ThinkPad by way of Suppose 2 Suppose that can let you drag and drop recordsdata or copy and paste between the 2 gadgets over a WiFi connection.  As well as you possibly can set your Home windows notifications in your ThinkPad to show cellphone notifications and even use both the 8K 50 megapixel rear digital camera or 32 megapixel entrance digital camera as your webcam on calls.  

Deployment must be simple, the cellphone has Microsoft 365, Outlook, and Groups cellular apps preloaded and Lenovo claims the ThinkPhone requires no configuration to deploy to a brand new person.  All of that is nice, but as The Register points out the actual check will probably be how aggressive Lenovo is at deploying upgrades and safety patches.