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Lenovo IdeaPad U8 is All Things to All People (Video)

Lenovo might be a company better known for its ThinkPad line of notebook computers, but they’re hoping to expand their presence in the marketplace with the highly functional IdeaPad U8. It’s not a cell phone, nor is it a PDA or a laptop. Instead, the IdeaPad U8 falls into a similar market as the Samsung Q1 Ultra.

The curiosity is that this thing comes with a numeric keypad on the side and it fully supports both 3G and EDGE, making it perfectly capable of handling voice calls just like a (very large) mobile phone. While the 4.8-inch display is a touchscreen, the IdeaPad U8 also offers one-handed operation via the optical mouse just to the right of the screen. Rounding out the specs are an Intel Atom processor, GPS, and what we think is Linux.

Check out the video below for a stylized walkthrough of what the Lenovo IdeaPad U8 can do. As you can quite plainly see near the beginning, they’re essentially saying that this truly is an all-in-one device.

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