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The World's Largest PC Maker Now Sells More Smartphones Than PCs

The world's largest PC maker, Lenovo, now sells more smartphones than PCs. In an earnings report issued today, Lenovo revealed the swing to smartphones thanks to sales more than doubling between April and June. Lenovo sold 15.8 million smartphones in the recent quarter, compared to 14.5 million PC sales. Lenovo says its rise in smartphone sales can be attributed to the market shifting from premium handsets to the mainstream, and increasing demand from emerging markets.

Chinese smartphone makers like Lenovo and Huawei have been gradually eating away at Samsung's Galaxy sales thanks to a range of low-cost handsets. That explosive growth looks set to continue as the demand from emerging markets increases, even as Samsung attempts to make...

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  • lsatenstein Said:

    As the tendency is to have both a smart phone and a laptop or computer, the current trend is only proof that the smartphone is an extremely portable tool. As a senior way past retirement age, we need smart phones with physical keyboards (a la blackberry). Our fingers are too insensitive to land on the actual key-top, or if we slide around the keyboard to type a word, we end up with major spelling errors. We are the baby boomers, so look after us. We need software, hardware, and ease of use ergonomic designs for both categories.

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