D&H Distributing said Monday that its Mid-Atlantic Fall 2013 Technology Show, set for Oct. 30 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pa., will feature, for the first time, the Touch Experience Lounge. The 40-by-40 foot attraction, part of Intel's "Experience Tour," will feature touchable device bar, including Windows 8-enabled models.
D&H Distributing will host its annual New England Expo on August 6 in Quincy, Mass. Organizers are expecting 500 attendees and 60 vendors for the event.
Driven by an expected second edition of the iPad Mini and several competitors new and old, the market for smaller tablets is expected to grow considerably in the second half of this year. That's according to DisplaySearch numbers released this week.
More to add to this week’s news of interesting marketing campaigns, Lenovo ‘unleashed’ a new ad video showing off their latest IdeaPad Yoga 11S Ultrabook computer and it’s versatility and convertibility as a flexible notebook. To do so, they have employeed Denver-based dance troupe The Silhouettes and with it, resulted in the sweet video seen below.
ThinkPad loyalists may be in for a real treat soon: The current owner of the brand says it wants to bring Lenovo-brand smartphones to the U.S.within a year.
It's not as wild an idea as it may seem to those who don't follow the company closely. American consumers are no doubt accustomed to hearing reports that "Computer company X is getting into mobile," a frequent refrain throughout the 2000s.
Most of those endeavors (Apple being the exception) ended disastrously: Dell and Hewlett-Packard's appallingly misguided attempts to build cell phones
Lenovo seems to be the only top PC vendor bucking the trend of sour sales.
The Hong Kong-based company today reported record results for its fiscal year that ended March 31. For the year, Lenovo captured sales of $34 billion, a 15 percent increase from the prior year. Earnings hit $635 million, up 34 percent. And its PC shipments grew by 10.2 percent, compared with an overall industry drop of 8.1 percent.
Lenovo's 15.5 percent market share for the year put it in within reach of stealing the top spot from Hewlett-Packard.
Consumers awaiting the Lenovo Yoga 11S convertible can now order one through Lenovo or Best Buy, though they'll have to wait at least a month before it ships.
Available through Lenovo's Web site as of Thursday, the Yoga 11S is an 11.6-inch ultrabook that can close to transform itself into a touch-screen tablet or bend over backward into "tent mode" or "stand mode" to act strictly as a display. The new Yoga is outfitted with Windows 8, upping the original Yoga 11, which offers Windows RT. Buyers also have a choice
Lenovo has set its sights on achieving 60 million smartphone sales in its 2013 fiscal year, which started April 1, as it looks to be more competitive against rivals Apple and Samsung Electronics.
According to a China Daily report Thursday, Liu Jun, senior vice president of Lenovo Group, identified Apple and Samsung as its biggest competitors and possible hurdles to the company achieving its sales target for the year.
Citing IDC figures, the report noted Lenovo shipped 23.5 million smartphones last year and represented a growth of more than five times year-on-year.
Tablets are on fire. CEA statistics show exponential growth in a variety of brands and prices, with no sign of abatement. U.S. unit shipments leapt from 32 million in 2011 to 80 million last year and are expected to nearly double again this year. The numbers are mind-blowing, but unfortunately they’re attached to products with very little margin.
So if you’re an independent dealer, what is it that makes tablets worth carrying?