It turns out that Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo is now selling more mobile phones and tablets compared to pc’s even though it is still ranked as the top PC vendor in the computer industry.
Chinese Computer Manufacturer – Lenovo announced it’s financial results which included a record breaking $8.8bn in revenue alone and a $174m net profit which is a 23 percent increase over the previous quarter.
Historically speaking, Lenovo has always been viewed as a PC company however the PC spent a lot of time talking about it smartphone business. He also said that the shift to smartphones is turning Lenovo in to a “PC plus” company.
In a statement, Lenovo said:
Lenovo’s combined sales of smartphones and tablets surpassed PCs for the first time ever during the quarter, demonstrating the momentum of these two businesses.
During the first quarter, Lenovo became the world’s fourth largest smartphone supplier and recorded the fastest growth among the top five vendors, growing 132 percent.
About 42 percent of it’s sales come from China. These figures are expected news however considering many other OEM’s are seeing improvements in mobile and tablet sales over computer sales recently. Another computer manufacturer – Acer, announced recently that it will also shift focus towards the Android platform and less on Windows 8 development moving forward as it is seeing better sales of mobile products as well.
Lenovo has now passed Hewlett-Packard and is now the largest global PC manufacturer.
Unfortunately, Lenovo smartphones and tablets aren’t available in Australia yet – Stay tuned….