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Lenovo surpasses Apple in China smartphone market

August 26th, 2012

Lenovo (0992) had an explosive second quarter. The smartphone newcomer managed to jump from seventh place in the first quarter to second place in China’s mobile market. For the first time ever, shipments of smartphones in China, which reached 44.4 million units, surpassed shipments of features phones. Samsung’s market share remained unchanged at 19%, while Lenovo …

Lenovo plans to school Microsoft’s Surface with $300 Windows RT tablets

August 18th, 2012

Like its fellow OEM HP (HPQ), Lenovo (LNVGY) is refusing to join the Microsoft (MSFT) Surface crybaby brigade and is instead concentrating on building a competitive tablet. Bloomberg this week caught up with David Schmoock, chief of Lenovo’s North America operations, who said that Lenovo’s best opportunity to make a dent in the tablet market was to …

Lenovo’s first Windows 8 Pro tablet set for October release

August 9th, 2012

Lenovo (0092) isn’t going to let the Microsoft (MSFT) Surface have all the Windows 8 tablet glory. The ThinkPad manufacturer on Thursday announced that its first-ever Windows 8 Pro tablet, dubbed the ThinkPad Tablet 2, will become available in October — possibly on the 26th when Microsoft officially releases the Surface. As far as features go, …

Kindle Fire market share tumbles in Q1 as new iPad launches

May 3rd, 2012

Amazon’s Kindle Fire debuted and found rapid success, recording an explosive first quarter and capturing a 14% share of the overall tablet market. The latest numbers from comScore indicate the Kindle Fire had almost doubled its share of the U.S. Android tablet market over the past two months to 54.4%. According to market research firm …

Intel may launch Ivy Bridge processors on April 23rd

April 12th, 2012

Intel is expected to move up the announcement of its next-generation Ivy Bridge processors from the original date of April 29th to April 23rd, Digitimes reported on Thursday. ASUS, Acer, Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard are all preparing to release their second generation of ultrabooks in May, with average prices expected to “rapidly” drop from $999 to …

Google’s $199 Nexus tablet may pressure vendors to cut prices

March 28th, 2012

It is widely believed that Google will entere the tablet market in 2012 with an own-branded 7-inch Android tablet. The search giant has reportedly partnered with ASUS to build a $199 device that will compete against Amazon’s Kindle Fire. These low-cost tablets are expected to have a big impact on the entry-level tablet market and apply …

Handset makers pessimistic about Windows Phone Tango’s chances in China

February 29th, 2012

Microsoft plans to roll out its Windows Phone “Tango” update for its mobile platform in China some time this year. While the new version of Microsoft’s OS will allow Windows Phones to hit lower price points, Chinese manufacturers are pessimistic about the plan and believe the operating system may not achieve enough success, according to DigiTimes. Android-based …

iPad pushes Apple to 26.6% of the mobile PC market in Q4

February 23rd, 2012

Apple’s shipments of iPads and MacBooks in the fourth quarter combined to give the Cupertino-based company a 26.6% percent share of the mobile PC market, according to a report from DisplaySearch released on Thursday. Apple shipped a total of 23.4 million units, nearly three times the amount of No.2 HP. The iPad accounted for 18.7 million …

Acer sues former CEO for violating non-compete agreement

February 7th, 2012

Acer has filed a lawsuit against its former chief executive officer Gianfranco Lanci for allegedly violating a non-compete agreement. Lanci left Acer last March after the company hit a rough patch and was recently named head of Lenovo’s operations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. “We believe Mr. Lanci has clearly breached the terms …

Canalys: Apple blazes past HP to dominate global PC market in Q4

January 30th, 2012

Apple pulled ahead of HP in the fourth quarter to become the largest player in the client PC market, a new report suggested Monday. The Cupertino-based company shipped more than 15 million iPads and 5 million Mac computers last quarter, and those figures represented 17% of all PCs shipped around the world during the fourth …