Lenovo To Expand Into Smartphone Market
As Rumors of Blackberry Acquisition Persist
Lenovo plans to expand into the smartphone market as the PC market declines, and has announced they're in talks with an un-named manufacturer to aid that expansion. Anonymous sources tell Reuters
, that partner is NEC Corporation, whose fortunes have been pummeled significantly harder by the shift from PCs to tablet and smartphone computing. "Our mobile phone business is in a difficult state and we acknowledge that we need to decide on a direction for the business," stated Lenovo. "For that, we are considering various opportunities." Rumors have increasingly tied Lenovo to possible acquisitions of both Nokia and Blackberry.
Re: Great, another model north American business sold to China Wrong, we had high import tariffs from the founding of the country up until Reagan killed them off and started the downward spiral. What we need is to go back to what worked for the most prosperous period the US economy ever encountered.
The way the rules are these days almost all of the "American" companies are now nationless to avoid paying taxes or dodge legal penalties everywhere they can. This needs to be stopped.
If you make it too expensive to have it shipped in from overseas companies will build it here, higher prices be damned since if people are working again they can afford to pay it.
If you think the Chinese give a damn about out patent laws you are sorely mistaken, as a Mac user you should be quite familiar with all the knockoff apple products that have been posted about in ATM.
At the very least all current energy generation, transmission, storage and transportation patents need to be released to the public due to their importance for our national security. Theres no more reason to go to war over oil when we no longer need it.
We also need to have all government and public services be required to buy only American again as was the case for many years. This will force a great many tech companies to build here out of necessity or watch as new startups move in and fill the void.
We need a total overhaul of the public infrastructure, we need new bridges, transmission lines, sewer stems, we need water desalinization plants and pipelines to bring water from the coasts to the middle of the country for in case of drought, we need a high speed train system(300mph minimum) connecting at the very least every major city, capitol, and college town. We need wind, geothermal and solar thermal power to supplant fossil fuels completely. Wind alone can produce 14x the current power needs of the country. Having a distributed grid is also highly beneficial from a national security standpoint, since you no longer have large single targets who's sudden, unexpected loss won't cause massive blackouts as we saw a few years ago.
Your way of thinking has been holding us back, not allowing us to thrive.
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Re: Don't buy Lenovo
said by badtrip:Apple has the same issues as well with their current machines. Fire up that NVIDIA GPU or even touch the CPU? Your temps are going to 90C before the fans start to really kick in (which don't do much anyways). HP did have overheating issues for quite a while too, but I don't know if they've improved anything.
Jesus, overheating is my ideapads main issue as well. I'm convinced the constant overheating drastically shortened the nvidia card in my laptop. It is the nvidia card that is failing. If I use the Intel video, no issues.
Do lenovo engineers just not understand that too much heat is a bad thing when it comes to electronics?
I had a GeForce 8800GT die from running at 90C on the stock cooler after two years of nonstop use and folding. It had an awesome life and was retired anyways when it died, but still, most machines I've seen run that hot barely make it past a year without some stability issues.
Now as for Dell. Their laptops these days may not be the greatest these days, but my personal laptop refuses to go above 50C. Some older Dell Precision and Inspiron machines with dual fans not only ran quiet with the fans running at the top speed, but you also couldn't overheat those things unless you tried. They pulled air from the top, side, and bottom of the laptop. Smart design there I'd say.
I suppose not all computers can be built for 100% load all of the time, but they should be built to at least make the hardware worthwhile, and ya know, not have BGA Soldering wear out from heat. I had a laptop at home die recently from that, and I'm looking for someone to reball the IGP on the motherboard.