Lenovo have announced that they are releasing a new phone, the ThinkPhone, which will be made by Motorola.
From the official announcement, it seems as if this will be aimed more at the enterprise market, and especially at users of ThinkPad laptops. Users of a ThinkPad look to gain the bigger advantage of the ThinkPhone, as there various integrations, similar to what you would find in the Apple ecosystem, which they call “Think 2 Think”. Here are a few that interested me:
- Unified clipboard between devices
- Unified notifications.
- File sharing between devices, similar to AirDrop.
- Stream Android apps from the phone to a PC.
- Using your phone camera as a webcam on a PC.
Not a bad list! And being a fan of the ThinkPad myself, I certainly appreciate the design of the ThinkPhone. Although, even though I am starting to appreciate more Android phones, such as the Pixel and the Nothing Phone, I can’t say I have any intention of trying this one out. Although, like I said about the Nothing Phone, I still hope this does well.
When I first saw the headline about Lenovo releasing a ThinkPhone, I was partially hoping that it was based on a new OS, not iOS or Android, just to offer another competitor to the market. I guess the wait for that continues.