Future Motorola owner Lenovo’s Windows Phones show up on AdDuplex


Motorola has been key to Google’s attempt to improve the reputation of low end Android.  This did not however stop the company from being a millstone around Google’s neck, resulting it its recent sale, currently pending regulatory approval, to Lenovo for $2.9 billion.

It is therefore amusing to see Lenovo still dipping its toe into the Windows Phone waters with an 8.1 handset. The company’s presence as a new Windows Phone OEM was confirmed by Microsoft at BUILD 2014, and now AdDuplex has seen the first evidence of such a handset in the wild.

There had earlier been rumours of the company planning a WP8.1 handset for April this year, but of course we know even the OS was not ready then.

The handset was said to be a mid-range affair costing around $420 running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 and 600 processor and with a 4.5 to 5 inch screen.

The next step of course is a Motorola-branded Windows Phone, just not possible under Google’s rule.  Do they still own the Q trademark?

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