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Lenovo says it can’t make a profit on Windows tablets under 10-inches

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Lenovo’s $2.91 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility from Google is still pending regulatory approval, however it looks like the company is already mapping out a new strategy. Despite being one of the world’s largest PC makers, Lenovo is halting the development of Windows tablets under 10 inches in size and migrating its remaining inventory to markets like Brazil, China and Japan where there’s more of a need for low-cost slates.

Apple, in turn, has had a huge success with the 7.9-inch iPad Mini which quickly became one of its best sellers after its introduction almost 2 years ago.

A company spokesperson recently shared details with PC World in an email, saying “In North America, we’re seeing stronger interest in the larger screen sizes for Windows tablets and are pleased with initial customer demand for the ThinkPad 10.” It’s too early to determine exactly how big of an impact Lenovo’s decision will have on the tablet market as a whole, but from the look of things, Microsoft’s loss will likely be Apple’s and Google’s gain.

 


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Lenovo says it can’t make a profit on Windows tablets under 10-inches

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430

Lenovo’s $2.91 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility from Google is still pending regulatory approval, however it looks like the company is already mapping out a new strategy. Despite being one of the world’s largest PC makers, Lenovo is halting the development of Windows tablets under 10 inches in size and migrating its remaining inventory to markets like Brazil, China and Japan where there’s more of a need for low-cost slates.

Apple, in turn, has had a huge success with the 7.9-inch iPad Mini which quickly became one of its best sellers after its introduction almost 2 years ago.

A company spokesperson recently shared details with PC World in an email, saying “In North America, we’re seeing stronger interest in the larger screen sizes for Windows tablets and are pleased with initial customer demand for the ThinkPad 10.” It’s too early to determine exactly how big of an impact Lenovo’s decision will have on the tablet market as a whole, but from the look of things, Microsoft’s loss will likely be Apple’s and Google’s gain.

 


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Samsung misses analyst estimates, reports $7.1 billion in operating profit for Q2

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Photo: ibtimes.com

After warning earlier this month that Q2 didn’t “look too good,” Samsung today released its earnings preview for the second quarter of 2014. The South Korean company reported an operating profit of $7.1 billion (7.2 trillion won), missing analyst estimates of $8 billion (8.1 trillion won). This comes out to a 24 percent drop year over year (via Bloomberg).

The mobile/telecommunications unit of Samsung anticipates an operating profit of 5.1 trillion won on sales of 31 trillion won. Samsung says that it hopes to improve its earnings this quarter with a limited impact from a stronger won. For Q2, Samsung blamed its weak performance on the Korean won’s appreciation against the U.S. dollar and the euro.

In terms of smartphone shipments, Samsung shipped 78 million units in Q2, as opposed to the 87.5 million units it shipped in Q1. Many analysts believe that the slide in shipments is due in large part to Samsung’s in ability to “differentiate” its products from Chinese rivals like Xiaomi and Lenovo. This, of course, is in addition to Apple stealing higher-end customers, as well. For Q2, Samsung also said that sales of its medium and low-end smartphones were weak due to increasing competition.

Samsung does, however, note that its Galaxy S5 flagship is selling faster than any smartphone it has ever released, absorbing sales of 10 million units within the first 25 days. Apple is set to report its Q3 earnings on July 22nd.


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Apple & Samsung slip below 50% in global smartphone marketshare for Q1 2014

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Both Samsung and Apple have slipped in smartphone marketshare globally during the first quarter of 2014 according to the latest numbers from research firm Strategy Analytics. While global smartphone shipments grew 33 percent to 285 million units in Q1 compared to 213.9 million in the same quarter last year, Apple and Samsung collectively dropped from over 50 percent of the market to 47 percent. The report cites strong growth of “second-tier smartphone brands” such as Huwaei and Lenovo and lack of entry-level devices in markets abroad from Apple as the main contributors to slowed growth for Samsung and Apple. As for Apple on its own:

APPLE grew a below-average 17 percent annually and shipped 43.7 million iPhones worldwide for 15 percent marketshare in Q1 2014, falling from the 17 percent level recorded during Q1 2013. Apple remains strong in the premium smartphone segment, but a lack of presence in the entry-level category continues to cost it lost volumes in fast-growing emerging markets such as Latin America… Samsung continues to face tough competition from Apple at the higher-end of the smartphone market and from Chinese brands like Huawei at the lower-end.

That compares to 89.0 million smartphones shipped for Samsung and 31 percent marketshare during Q1 2014, which is also a drop from the 32 percent it held in the year ago quarter. Strategy Analytics notes, “This was Samsung’s first annual marketshare loss in the smartphone category since Q4 2009.”

Lenovo experienced growth from 4 to 5 percent since last year, while Huawei remains steady at 5 percent of the global market and the “others” category grows from 41.5% to 44.1%.


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