Events & Initiatives

The New Year is well underway. The resolutions are forgotten or dusted under the mat somewhere. But does that mean you should stop challenging yourself and throw in the towel for 2014? Of course not. Instead of just talking about trying new things, we want to challenge you to walk the walk and start DO-ing. What better way to do this than with a series of ‘DO Challenges’ – four week-long activities that will spur you to embrace the year with the spirit of DO. Is it difficult? Not at all. We’ll challenge you to participate in any (or all) four different themes under Art & Design, Travel, Music and Photography. Challenge 1: “Capture First Light” We challenge you to interpret the first light of day. What this can be is totally up to you. The sunrise, a streetlight, a light bulb, the shadow of your first cup of coffee in the morning or the city lights on your early morning flight – you tell us. Take a picture and share it with us. Or share an old picture you took that you think captures this concept. Challenge 2: “Travel End to End” We challenge you to be spontaneous and adventurous by stepping out of your normal routine. Take that subway to another stop or travel to the other end of town, to the place you’ve always wanted to visit but never managed to go. What about traveling end to end on a bus line that you take every day. Capture your adventure through photos, by checking in at...

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Yuanqing and Catherine Ladousse enjoy the end of a long day at MWC 2014

Yuanqing and Catherine Ladousse enjoy the end of a long day at MWC 2014

  David Roman with new awards The last week of February was an amazing one in Barcelona, Spain – home to Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world’s largest mobile trade show. New phones, tablets, mobile apps, and more, made their debut on one of the most important stages for the industry. And for the first time ever, Lenovo was on the show floor making a clear, bold statement that it is among the world’s best when it comes to mobile tech. New Products Wow Crowds New products like the Yoga Tablet 10 inch HD+ and a full line of S-series smartphones made their debut, along with an end-to-end lineup of DOit apps that bring a new meaning to speed and ease for smartphone users everywhere. In addition to these new crowd pleasers, Lenovo’s booth was full of Vibe Z and Vibe X smartphones, Yogas, mobile Win8 products, and so much more. New Firsts Not to be outdone by the S-series and new Yoga Tablet winning product awards, for the first time ever, Lenovo received an award for a mobile app – its blazing fast SHAREit app. And while this was the first time Lenovo has ever had a trade show presence, that didn’t stop its booth from winning multiple praises from the design community and GSMA’s CEO. While the team packs their bags and head home, many will remember MWC 2014 as the time when Lenovo embraced being out on the floor, talking to new consumers and fully realizing a vision come true – one of a computer...

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Lenovo welcomed partners and customers to its lounge tonight in Barcelona as it introduced the Vibe Z and Vibe X smartphones to guests at the show. The Vibe smartphone series is one of Lenovo’s flagship products at Mobile World Congress (MWC), and is one of the most talked about offerings by visitors to the booth. “The Vibe Brand is all about users who want to use their mobile device and connect to their environment to tell their individual story and journey,” said Lenovo Ambassador Ashley Rodrigue who then introduced Executive Vice President of Lenovo Business Group, Liu Jun. “This is my third trip to join MWC,” commented Liu Jun. “My first trip in 2011 was when I took over Lenovo’s mobile business, when we were just a PC company. Last year we had a private booth in a small corner, but this year, we have a very big booth here at the show. And during those three years, Lenovo’s mobile business has made very significant progress, with our smartphone sales covering half of the world!” Liu Jun gave special thanks to the European partners in the room, many of whom have played a significant role in Lenovo’s smartphone launches all throughout the region. He also had another, very special announcement for the crowd. “It is my great privilege to announce we will continue Lenovo’s partnership with Kobe Bryant for the next two years!” As the crowd cheered the news, Liu Jun played a...

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Lenovo community, we need your help. We're here in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress and our Lenovo Tablets have gotten themselves lost. They’re lonely, tired and have run out of battery. (Yes, it's been more than 18 hours so even the Yoga Tablet has given up.) Can you help us find and rescue them? They’ve managed to leave a few clues as to their location but it’s all very cryptic so we need your quick wit. From Tuesday to Thursday (February 25-27), we will reveal three clues per day hinting at where the tablets are hidden. The locations will be different each day as they disappeared in three different places. By the end of Thursday, you'll need to guess the 3 locations. Please help us before those tablets are done in by rain. (Or, worse yet, cats.) To join the game on Twitter, reply @Lenovo with the 3 locations and hashtag it #LenovoMWC To join on Instagram, comment @Lenovo with the 3 locations on any of our posts on Thursday and use the same hashtag #LenovoMWC Your heroics will not go unrewarded. Five super-smart sleuths, whom we’ll select from those who got all three locations correct, will be commended for their efforts and awarded a tablet of their own. (Don’t lose yours.) Keep your eyes peeled this Friday, February 28, as we will announce the lucky winners on Twitter and Instagram. Now let’s go find those tablets....

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We recently held a Lenovo Hangout session a couple of weeks back on the New ThinkPad X1 Carbon with our product experts, Dilip Bhatia (VP ThinkPad Prod. Marketing), Alysia Baker (Prod. Marketing Manager), Chris Karaffa (Lenovo Advocate) and Raju PP (Tech Blogger). Relive the Experience below However, due to some technical faults, the Hangout prematurely ended and we know that there were a few questions which could not be answered in time. Well fret not, here are the answers! ANSWER: We’ve done a lot of user research about how to improve our keyboard and two trends stood out: Users wanted a simpler keyboard but still wanted all the functionality they were used to. This is why we developed the Adaptive Keyboard. By combining 40 shortcuts in a dynamically changing row, it brings the most pertinent shortcuts for the application to the forefront without taking away functionality. ANSWER: Yes, there will be an update to allow you to assign your own apps to the 4 rows. ANSWER: Absolutely. X1 Carbon is all about pushing boundaries and the newest generation is no exception. Everyone interacts with their devices differently and the we understand this. By having different interactive features, we allow users to personalize their experience in whatever way they work and play best. ANSWER: In addition to the new user interactive features like the Adaptive Keyboard, voice and gesture control, we also have improved basic...

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