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India’s Reliance partners with China’s Lenovo
February 3, 2013, 5:59 pm


Liu Jun, President of Lenovo Business Group. [Getty Images]

India’s telecom giant, Reliance Communications (RCOM) is working with the world’s largest PC maker Lenovo to introduce a line of  smartphones that will support CDMA as well as GSM.

Announcing the partnership, Gurdeep Singh, President and CEO of Wireless Business, Reliance Communications Limited said, “We are happy to announce our partnership with Lenovo to offer the most innovative dual technology smartphones in the country.”

The Indian and Chinese partnership will produce a range of smartphones boasting dual-core 1GHz processor’s and coming in various sizes.

“The Indian smartphone market represents solid growth opportunities where CDMA/GSM smart-phone penetration is still low,” says Liu Jun, President of Lenovo Business Group.

“The consumer response to our smartphones in these few months has been very encouraging. We saw a great synergy with Reliance Communications to provide cutting edge phones for our consumers as a next step to penetrate the market further.

“With this partnership, we aim to replicate our China success and gain market share in the booming smartphone market in India,” said Liu Jun, President, Lenovo Business Group.

Chinese computer maker Lenovo has posted record figures in its financial report for its fiscal third quarter of 2012, calling the three month period its “best quarter ever”.

The initial set of smartphones will run on Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Chinese manufacturer has recently announced it sold around nine million smartphones during the three months to December 2012 and overall shipments within its mobile and tablet division triggered year-on-year growth of almost 80 per cent.

The smartphones will be unveiled by September 2013 and be available across Reliance stores and Lenovo company stores.

Source: Agencies