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  • China’s Lenovo Likely Eyeing Portions Of BlackBerry — Not The Whole Pie

    China’s Lenovo Likely Eyeing Portions Of BlackBerry — Not The Whole Pie

    Chinese phone and PC maker Lenovo has once again been linked with a potential BlackBerry acquisition. Yesterday the Wall Street Journal suggested Lenovo is actively considering a bid for all of BlackBerry. However, according to Reuters, which cites a source familiar with the matter, Lenovo is likely only after parts of BlackBerry pie — owing to regulatory obstacles that would stand in… Read More

  • PC Market Beats Expectations, Slips 7.6% In Q3

    PC Market Beats Expectations, Slips 7.6% In Q3

    According to IDC, the PC market contracted 7.6 percent in the third quarter. The group had expected a 9.5 percent decline, so the quarter outperformed expectations. In the United States, the PC market was essentially flat during the quarter, with unit volume falling a mere 0.2 percent compared to the year prior. That fact, coupled with rising device volume for the three largest OEMs, provides… Read More

  • Lenovo Sells More Mobiles Than PCs Now As It Rides High On Chinese Demand

    Lenovo Sells More Mobiles Than PCs Now As It Rides High On Chinese Demand

    Lenovo just posted its first quarter earnings, and for the first time, its smartphone and tablet sales have eclipsed those of its PCs—its core product since its inception. The period ended June 30 showed strong revenue performance of $8.8 billion, a 10 percent increase year-over-year. Earnings grew an impressive 23 percent year-over-year to $174 million. Its PC business being… Read More

  • Laptop Week Review: Lenovo Yoga 13

    Laptop Week Review: Lenovo Yoga 13

    Convertibles were all the rage back in the 1950s (thanks to tailfins and the Corvette) and in the early 2000s (thanks to Microsoft and Sony). In the 2000s, however, we saw convertibles in the form of laptops that could twist and turn themselves into tablets. The result, usually, was a not-very-good-laptop folded into a not-very-good tablet. Read More

  • Lenovo May Produce A Think-Brand Smartphone, Says ThinkPad Business Unit’s VP [UPDATE]

    Lenovo May Produce A Think-Brand Smartphone, Says ThinkPad Business Unit’s VP [UPDATE]

    In an interview today with Sina Tech (link via Google Translate), Dilip Bhatia, vice president and general manager of Lenovo’s ThinkPad Business Unit, said that the Chinese tech company may build a Think-brand smartphone.┬áIf Lenovo does come out with a Think-brand smartphone (a ThinkPhone?), it would be inline with the company’s growth strategy. Lenovo is currently the… Read More

  • New U.S. Cyber-Security Law May Hinder Lenovo’s Sales Growth

    New U.S. Cyber-Security Law May Hinder Lenovo’s Sales Growth

    The funding bill President Barack Obama signed this week didn’t just prevent a government shutdown. It also included a provision requiring that U.S. government technology purchases first go through a cyber-espionage review process–a move that could potentially impact the sales of Chinese tech companies like Lenovo, which relies on sales to U.S. government agencies and schools as… Read More

  • Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo Moved Into The Top 5 Global Smartphone Vendors In Q4, Says Canalys

    Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo Moved Into The Top 5 Global Smartphone Vendors In Q4, Says Canalys

    Canalys just published its final mobile phone shipment estimates, which show that although Samsung is still on top of the global smart phone market, three Chinese manufacturers-Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo-all climbed into the top five for the first time, thanks to domestic success as well as sales in overseas markets. Read More

  • Lenovo Downplays RIM Acquisition Reports, Says It’s Looking At M&A Opportunities In General

    Lenovo Downplays RIM Acquisition Reports, Says It’s Looking At M&A Opportunities In General

    Lenovo has denied reports that the company plans to buy Research In Motion, saying that it is instead looking at acquisition opportunities in general, reports Sina Tech (link via Google Translate). Read More

  • Another Potential Suitor For RIM As Lenovo Ponders An Acquisition

    Another Potential Suitor For RIM As Lenovo Ponders An Acquisition

    Research In Motion is once again the target of a rumored acquisition. Lenovo’s CFO Wang Wai Ming said in an interview with Bloomberg at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos that the Beijing company is eying the BlackBerry maker as a potential acquisition target or strategic alliance partner. The news comes less than a week after RIM CEO Thorsten Heins told German newspaper Die Welt… Read More