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Lenovo sells more mobile devices than PCs for the first time, now fourth smartphone maker worldwide

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Lenovo sells more mobile devices than PCs for the first time, now fourth smartphone maker worldwide
For the first time in its history Lenovo sold more mobile devices, such as phones and tablets, than its bread and butter until recently PCs. The company made $174 million on revenue of $8.8 billion.

Selling less PCs than mobile phones and tablets doesn't mean that the computer business is slacking at Lenovo, as the Chinese just became the world's biggest PC maker with 12.6 million pieces shipped last quarter. We can blame the Chinese market for Lenovo's success, as 42% of its sales went there, and the record number of smartphones and tablets it managed to dole out was due to the burgeoning demand of the ever-growing Chinese middle class for mobile devices. 

In the same report this week that showed how smartphone sales overtook feature phones for the first time, Gartner also lists Lenovo as the fourth smartphone maker worldwide, with 4.7% market share, right after LG.

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posted on 15 Aug 2013, 04:03 9

1. mariosuneo4 (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


so funny
even Lenovo beats Nokia in shipments with a huge margin
near to Double
Nokia u r so old....but still more down

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 04:33 6

4. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


They beat both Nokia and Sony. ;)

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 04:50 3

7. pyradark (Posts: 776; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


for sony, only on units sold not in profit!!!!
hahahaha
Lenovo-12.1M(2.4Billion) VS Sony-9.6M(4Billion)

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 05:04 1

9. Sarajevo (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


I think the things will change in 3Q and future quarters. This is probably last year when companies like these Chinese, and LG and others could say that they outsold Nokia. I think, in 2014 Nokia will be among three bigest smartphone producers. Nokia is still 2nd bigest producer of mobile phones. Fall is over for Nokia...

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 06:05 3

12. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Are you dreaming? XD

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 06:43 1

13. muhsen (Posts: 259; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


i think u r the one who is dreaming

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 09:51

18. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Never mine, just wait and see :)

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 18:05 1

21. busa03 (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Jan 2012)


Nokia needs to start selling android devices to have a chance. Samsung,Htc,etc are selling both flavors why don't they give it a shot.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 05:44 1

11. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Its not funny when 95% of those phones are sold in China only.
They released their phones in many Asian markets but still only 5% of those phones are sold outside China.

Their smart phones and tablets revenue is just $1.4 billion which also includes thinkpad tablet2, lynx (windows) which cost much higher than all their android smart phones and tablrts.
All their android phones and tablets sells for $100-$200.

The cheapest lumia sells for $200 in q2. Only in USA its selling for $100-$120 in q3

Even if you assume all the 7.4 million are Lumia 520 which are sold for $180 then that revenue itself is more than lenovo's ssmartphones and tablet revenue combined.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 04:08 7

2. sharks (Posts: 164; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


Latest ranking:
1. Samsung
2. Apple
3. LG
4. Lenovo

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 04:26 5

3. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 847; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Agree +1
i am impressed by Lenovo
"We can blame the Chinese market for Lenovo's success, as 42% of its sales went there" SO being a Chinese company is actually a blessing for LENOVO. Nice...

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 04:51

8. Tcool (Posts: 39; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Where is Sony, Nokia, Motorola and Huawei? Which takes the number 5 slot?

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 08:43

16. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1004; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


ZTE takes the fith place. Just in case you don´t know: another chinese company.
The rest are in others, but most likely (just guessing):
6th: Huawei (chinese)
7th and 8th: Yulong and Xiaomi (two more chinese companies)
09th: Blackberry
10 and 11: Sony and HTC
12: Nokia

It´s difficult to say exactly as all of them are between 4 to 9 Million sales this quarter. So they are pretty close.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 08:52

22. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1004; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Here you have the list you wanted:
http://www.phonearena.com/news/See-who-the-top-14-phone-makers-worldwide-are_id46791#3-Smartphone-shipments-for-Q2-2013-by-OEM
I was not too far away from it ;)

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 05:21

10. MartianMe (unregistered)


Yea well apple doesn't really built anything ......................soooo..........

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 04:38 3

5. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Great work by Lenovo, now they just need to figure out a way of breaking into the US and Euro markets.

Quite incredible, they have overtaken the Has-Beens of mobile aka Sony and Nokia in such a short space of time.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 07:55

14. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


WHY u always need to mention sony in every comment? U really hate them troll dont you?

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 04:43 2

6. tiara6918 (Posts: 1445; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Lenovo's strategies are definitely working very well. So this was really expected of them

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 08:32

15. superkuiken (Posts: 46; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)


Wow, we don't even have a single smartphone for sale in my country.
I don't know a single phone of that company, and now they are 4th worldwide!

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 09:48

17. buccob (Posts: 1487; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Wow... I have yet to see a Lenovo phone in person... it seems to be popular in other regions of the world... but definitely not here...

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 17:49

20. MistB (Posts: 574; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Probably because most of the world's population is you know, based over there, not just counting India/China but other Asia-specific regions plus if you mean here, as in the west, that's probably because they don't need us....yet. Lenovo/Huawei/Oppo/Xiaomi and ZTE will pretty much be the next batch of rising superstars that will be taking advantage of Android and the next big thing in Ubuntu if it kicks off.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 09:55

19. xtian1103 (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


it's mostly sold in asia, and is being endorsed by kobe bryant so yes maybe 4th is legit

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