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Lenovo Planning on Entering the Smartphone Market with NEC

With concerns about privacy and foreign government spying being in the forefront lately, do smartphones from Chinese manufacturer Lenovo make sense for the U.S. market? Chinese manufacturers have been accused of providing spy technology instead of communications technology in the past, and China has been busy infiltrating our businesses and government agencies to obtain valuable Intellectual Property and government secrets.

Lenovo said on Tuesday that it was in talks over a smartphone venture, without naming its potential partner, while a source familiar with the situation said NEC and Lenovo had moved into detailed discussions on a joint venture although nothing had been finalized.

NEC has been in talks with Lenovo since early this year on a possible sale or tie-up involving its mobile unit, according to media reports and a source familiar with the discussions.


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