Personal Computers

Lenovo to relaunch Motorola brand in China; posts strong sales, earnings

Lenovo's global sales of smartphones and tablets surged 73 per cent year on year to US$1.7 billion in the fiscal third quarter. Photo: Bloomberg

Lenovo, which saw quarterly revenue sail past the US$10 billion mark for the first time in the three months to December, plans to swiftly turn around Motorola Mobility's loss-making smartphone business by relaunching the brand in mainland China.

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Lenovo expands market share as global PC shipments suffer

Lenovo was the only one among the world’s top five suppliers of PCs to increase shipments for the whole of last year. Photo: Xinhua

Lenovo could set new record quarterly earnings after cementing its position as the world's biggest supplier of personal computers at the end of last year, while the overall industry suffered its worst-ever decline.

11 Jan 2014 - 5:01am

Lenovo rises above worst slowdown in PC market

Observers suggest Lenovo shipped 11.7 million PCs and seized a 15 per cent market share in the first quarter of 2013. Photo: Reuters

Lenovo is expected to report steady year-on-year earnings growth for its financial fourth quarter ended March 31, as the mainland technology giant defied the worst slump in global personal computer shipments during that period.

21 May 2013 - 4:03am

Lenovo to rev up smartphone and premium laptop PC sales

Lenovo will step up the international expansion of its smartphone business and sales of premium-priced laptop computers. Photo: AP

The technology giant yesterday reported a 34 per cent net profit increase in its fiscal third quarter ended December 31 to a record US$204.9 million, up from US$153.4 million a year earlier.

31 Jan 2013 - 5:38am

Lenovo considers buying BlackBerry maker as an option

RIM's BlackBerry is losing market share to smartphones such as Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy. Photo: Reuters

Lenovo Group is assessing potential acquisition targets and strategic alliances, including a deal with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, as the second-largest producer of personal computers tries to bolster its mobile-device business.

25 Jan 2013 - 4:56am

Lenovo PC sales growth best but loses top market ranking

Lenovo PC sales growth best but loses top market ranking

Lenovo remained the world's fastest-growing supplier of personal computers last year, but was edged out by rival Hewlett-Packard as global market leader.

12 Jan 2013 - 4:02am

Lenovo completes strategic acquisition in Brazil

Lenovo wants to have a strong retail presence in key markets, including Brazil, where it has just finalised a deal for CCE. Photo: AFP

Chinese technology giant Lenovo marked the new year's first week by closing its acquisition of Comércio de Componentes Electrônicos (CCE), one of the largest manufacturers of personal computers and consumer electronics products in Brazil.

4 Jan 2013 - 2:48am

Smartphone boom won't kill PC, say analysts

Tablet boom won't kill off PCs, but will force them to evolve. Photo: Bloomberg

The shift to smartphones and tablets became a landslide this year, crushing desire for laptop computers and pressuring manufacturers to adapt to the mobile internet era.

The trend promises to gain momentum next year, with people using handheld gadgets to remain connected to the web on the go and switching to sophisticated systems in home or office.

30 Dec 2012 - 3:54am

Lenovo boost on strong China smart device sales

Lenovo is expected to narrow the gap with Apple in total smart connected device shipments over the coming years. Photo: MCT

Lenovo benefited from strong sales on the mainland to seize a 7 per cent share of the world market for "smart connected devices", behind leaders Samsung Technologies and Apple.

Market research firm IDC yesterday said this market represented total global shipments of personal computers, smartphones and media tablets.

12 Dec 2012 - 2:58am

Record high sales lift Lenovo to global PC summit

Chief financial officer Wong Wai-ming said the company had consistently improved its profitability.

Lenovo, which posted a 13 per cent net profit rise on record sales for the past quarter, forecasts strong demand for its personal computers and smartphones to continue defying the global economic slowdown.

9 Nov 2012 - 4:40am

Frenchman takes PCs to the lap of luxury

Two computers extravagantly decorated in a Louis XVI style at entrepreneur Georges Chirita's workshop near Paris. Photo: AFP

Does your laptop clash with your Empire-style interior? No problem. A French entrepreneur has signed up a team of traditional craftsmen to turn out PCs fit for a royal home.

10 Sep 2012 - 3:06am

Alienware X51

Anyone who imagines an alien in our midst may well conjure up images of heavily armoured, large, robust creatures that threaten to destroy the Earth. That's probably why the maker of specialised gaming PCs called themselves Alienware.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Apple and the web are not nearly as novel as we think

American consumer electronics giant Apple set a new record last week when its market capitalisation surpassed US$500 billion for the first time.

At that level, Apple is worth 25 per cent more than Exxon Mobil, the world's second most valuable company, and more than three times banking behemoth HSBC.

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Apple takes a big bite of China

Despite nagging issues over the iPad trademark and its production supply chain, Apple is building momentum to make its desktop and laptop computers as popular on the mainland as its much-coveted iPhone.

27 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Asus Eee Pad Slider

Asus has been one of the leading innovators of portable computing since it introduced the revolutionary Eee PC a few years back. Now it looks like the Taiwanese company is looking to do the same with tablet PCs, or pads, as they are called these days.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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