It might be slightly underwhelming in the marketing department (LePhone, really?) but the fact that Lenovo is releasing a smart phone says something about the way cell phones are changing. The year 2007 saw the release of the iPhone, and in the two years that followed, we saw more and more companies take the plunge and release smart phones.
Cell phones are becoming more powerful and we have long since passed the stage where the phone part of a mobile phone was the most important thing. The LePhone is similar to Lenovo's IdeaPad U1 Hybrid. It offers an external keyboard that clips onto the screen. The keyboard also contains a speaker and a spare battery.