At the company’s first global technology event, Levono announced new products, new interaction concepts and shared insight on the company’s future.
“Lenovo Tech World was a celebration of innovation with some of the world’s great tech leaders, our partners and suppliers, and most important of all, our fans and customers,” said Yang Yuanqing, chairman and CEO, Lenovo.
In his keynote address, Yuanqing outlined five developing themes that will continue to change the way people use technology by:
- Creating more natural ways to connect people with devices
- Building device and network connections that are reliable, seamless and ubiquitous
- Making devices interconnected for rich interactions
- Giving customers the power of big data and their own personal cloud
- Leveraging smart connectivity to let customers pick the services they want and create their own unique experiences.
Lenovo gave an inside look at three of its upcoming research and technology projects aimed at meeting these themes.
The Magic View concept will allow the first smartwatch with two screens. The second screen, uses optical reflection to create a virtual image, creating a display more than 20 times larger than the watch face itself.
Smart Cast is a phone which features a built-in laser projector and infrared motion detector, allowing users to project a large virtual touch screen onto any flat surface.
And Lenovo's Smart Shoes concept allow users to track the usual health related stuff from - not surprisingly - their shoes.
“We will deliver innovation like we showed here today to solve problems and address customer pain points,” concluded Yuanqing. “We will bring together hardware software and services to transform the user experience. This is our vision, and we showed some glimpses of the next wave of Lenovo innovation here today.”
Talking products, Lenovo announced the new ThinkPad 10 and the new ThinkPad Pen Pro, giving users greater accuracy and business-class security for better data protection.
Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, joined Yuanqing and talked further about new capabilities coming in Windows 10 and how customers will benefit.
“Microsoft and Lenovo share a long history of collaborating on technology innovations that blend the magic of software and hardware to delight and empower our mutual customers,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “Together we will continue to bring innovative new devices and rich experiences enabled by Windows 10 together to connect customers with the people and information they care about in ways that are more personal, mobile, natural and trusted.”