Lenovo Eyes Smartphone Push in the U.S.
May 27, 2013 9:39 AM
comment(s) - last by
Lenovo remains mum on its exact plans
The fact that many people are turning to smartphones and tablets rather than notebooks has left many computer manufacturers scrambling to find anything to help increase sales and profit. One of the largest computer manufacturers in the world, Lenovo, has announced that it plans to begin pushing smartphones in the U.S. as PC sales continue to decline.
Lenovo's CEO believes that smartphones present the company a "new opportunity" to grow. PC shipments are reportedly expected to grow only 3 to 4% this year in China, despite the fact that China is one of the biggest growth sectors in the world. In Western Europe, computer shipments are expected to decline for the 11th quarter in a row.
Lenovo is facing a challenge to enter the smartphone market because it doesn't have the name recognition for smartphones that other manufacturers in the U.S. enjoy. There are no specifics available on Lenovo smartphone plans at this point, but odds are the plans will involve Android.
Lenovo teased the U.S. audience by announcing the sleek,
Intel Atom-powered K900 smartphone at CES 2013
, but repeated its familiar mantra that it wasn’t for U.S. consumption.
Analyst Nicole Peng said, "The competition landscape in the U.S. smartphone market is far more challenging for newcomers, with Apple and Samsung dominating over 70 per cent share."
“However to start selling smartphones in the U.S., more importantly to gain carrier support is strategically important for Lenovo’s overall PC+ strategy globally.”
Despite sluggish computer sales in 2012, Lenovo did report
strong Q4 earnings
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: "odds are the plans will involve Android"
5/31/2013 11:59:50 AM
What I want is a winning powerball ticket, but that isn't going to happen either. It would be nice, but in reality most enterprise apps aren't likely to go that route. With an x86 system you can get it done. Not optimal, but better than zero. Enough to get the job done while you are out of the office, eliminating the need to go in if something came up... Vailr has a point above and it would be highly useful and probably inevitable.
I know it was a haha, but there is some truth to it. You would get a lot further with it if your phone had a bigger screen with higher res. I do this today by logging in to a remote desktop when an issue arises after hours, the lack of res (I am still at 1280-720) is FAR more limiting than the size.
RE: "odds are the plans will involve Android"
6/9/2013 4:31:50 PM
Size is the limiting factor. A 10" is too small, forget about a 5". It is much better to have an app optimized for that size display that can interface with and administer your desktop rather and using the GUI itself.
Logic and better solutions, not gimmicks
"I'm an Internet expert too. It's all right to wire the industrial zone only, but there are many problems if other regions of the North are wired." -- North Korean Supreme Commander Kim Jong-il
Lenovo Reports Solid Fiscal Q4, Full-Year Financials
May 23, 2013, 9:22 AM
CES 2013: Lenovo Sets the Bar High with Its 5.5", 1080p K900 "Superphone"
January 8, 2013, 11:04 PM
HTC One Leaks: LED Smart Cover, Carrier Models, Google Play Ed.
March 11, 2014, 5:30 PM
New HTC One Camera Details Revealed via Leaked Ad
March 11, 2014, 9:20 AM
India Could Rock Google With Its Biggest Antitrust Fine Yet -- $5B USD
March 10, 2014, 8:12 PM
Apple Releases iOS 7.1, The First Major Update to Its "Rethought" Mobile OS
March 10, 2014, 1:52 PM
BlackBerry CEO Jokes that iPhone Users are "Wall Huggers"
March 10, 2014, 12:20 PM
Average Mobile Phone Bill in U.S. is Growing Despite Competition
March 10, 2014, 10:25 AM
Most Popular Articles
Bitcoin King Pt. II: Mt. Gox's Dictator Karpelès Proves Tragically Flawed
March 7, 2014, 1:12 PM
Bitcoin King: Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpelès' History of Arrests, Firings
March 5, 2014, 9:05 AM
Windows 8.1 Update 1 Leaked Early
March 7, 2014, 9:30 AM
Apple Won't Let UK Sons Unlock Their Deceased Mother's iPad
March 6, 2014, 12:44 PM
Lt. Gen. Davis Says Next Gen USAF Bomber Will "Of Course" Surpass $550M/Unit
March 6, 2014, 9:45 AM
Latest Blog Posts
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
Justice Leaks Details of Next HTC One Two Flagship Phone
Dec 5, 2013, 4:04 PM
Global Cyber Espionage Concerns Reveal Growing Cyber Armies
Nov 29, 2013, 11:04 AM
Is The Period Becoming an Expression of Anger?
Nov 26, 2013, 2:02 PM
NSA and Congress -- You Will Never Kill the Constitution, It's an Idea
Nov 10, 2013, 2:00 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information