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Senior vice-president for product management at Motorola Mobility Rick Osterloh introduces new Motorola Android phones during a launch event in New York on Sept. 5, 2012. The company sold just seven million phones worldwide in 2013 out of a total market of almost a billion, according to Canalys.
Senior vice-president for product management at Motorola Mobility Rick Osterloh introduces new Motorola Android phones during a launch event in New York on Sept. 5, 2012. The company sold just seven million phones worldwide in 2013 out of a total market of almost a billion, according to Canalys.
(BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS)

Lenovo to find turnaround bar higher on Motorola deal

Lenovo is hoping history will repeat itself. The Chinese tech company launched itself onto the global stage by buying and rehabilitating IBM’s loss-making ThinkPad division in 2005. Its latest purchase of Motorola poses a similar challenge but with less upside: the U.S. handset maker is a bit player with falling sales.