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Acer may be critical of Windows 8, but Lenovo chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing says the company is experiencing “hyper growth” in their smartphone and tablet business.
During Lenovo’s quarterly earnings call, Yuanqing said the company shipped 9 million smartphones and 800,000 tablets during the final quarter of 2012. That accounts to nearly an 80 percent year-to-year growth, as well as a record-breaking quarter.
Lenovo has been responsible for some inspired form factors based on Windows 8. Their IdeaPad Yoga and ThinkPad Twist are both multipurpose tablet/ultrabook hybrids with competitive pricepoints and enterprise-friendly features.
Lenovo’s upcoming Thinkpad Helix should only serve to bolster sales when it launches this February. [See why it snagged one of our Best of CES awards.
Unlike Acer, who is selling more Google ChromeBooks than Windows 8 hardware, Lenovo seems downright enthusiastic about the future of Microsoft‘s new OS. Yuanqing was quoted as saying that “new technologies like Windows 8, ultrabooks, and convertibles will drive new demand. 2013 will be better than 2012.”
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