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Lenovo Could Take Over RIM 114

Posted by Soulskill
from the there's-always-a-bigger-fish dept.
judgecorp writes "China's Lenovo could take over RIM, according to Lenovo chief financial officer Wong Mai Ming, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland. The Canadian authorities might object, and so might BlackBerry users, after what ultimately happened to the ThinkPad brand under Lenovo's guidance. Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said, 'It’s something that we would look carefully at. We always look at foreign investment in Canada as a cause for reflection. We have to look at intelligence concerns.'"
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Lenovo Could Take Over RIM

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  • Re:What happened? (Score:5, Informative)

    by Enry (630) <(enry) (at) (wayga.net)> on Friday January 25, 2013 @12:01PM (#42691353) Journal

    Yeah, I'm a bit curious about this too. I've had two Thinkpads since the purchase and both have been as good of quality as when it was IBM.

  • Re:What happened? (Score:2, Informative)

    by loufoque (1400831) on Friday January 25, 2013 @12:05PM (#42691409)

    While Thinkpads have essentially stayed the same (some would disagree, but I still find them to be of good quality), the services associated with the purchase, such as support and warranty, have become way worse than they used to be.
    This was to be expected though.

  • Re:What happened? (Score:4, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 25, 2013 @12:14PM (#42691563)

    I work at an ASP for Lenovo, and if you're talking about their 'Think' branded stuff... the part fulfillment is still handled by IBM. The same ASPs are providing support. There are the same if not more warranty options as before. Perhaps you are talking about call centers? I've talked to them and they don't seem any worse or better than any other big brand OEM call center. Not sure how anything is 'way worse' - sounds like your perspective.

    I expected things to get worse, and was somewhat surprised when they didn't.

  • by damn_registrars (1103043) <damn.registrars@gmail.com> on Friday January 25, 2013 @12:18PM (#42691647) Homepage Journal
    I don't feel that Lenovo really changed anything too badly with the thinkpad line. Granted, I wouldn't buy a thinkpad edge, but the T series that I purchased works great. I've had it for over 2 years and the only problem I had was with a faulty shift key on my keyboard, which they resolved by sending out a new one for me to replace myself (much better IMHO than certain other vendors who would have asked me to send it to them).

    I don't really see the difference between IBM thinkpad and Lenovo thinkpad as being significant.
  • T430 (Score:5, Informative)

    by Frankie70 (803801) on Friday January 25, 2013 @12:40PM (#42691975)

    So what happened to Thinkpads after Lenovo purchased it?

    I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T430. I find it to be a very good laptop.

    I have only 1 problem with it.
    There are tons of programs it comes preinstalled with
    - Evernote
    - Intel AppUp(SM) center
    - Intel WiDi
    - Intel Control Center
    - Intel Management Engine Components
    - Intel OpenCL SDK
    - ThinkVantage Communication Utlity

    and lot more stuff. But I think lot of extra software shipped even when this was from IBM.

    If someone could publish a list of stuff which could be uninstalled, it would be great.

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