PC sales for Lenovo also were healthy despite an overall sluggish market. Laptops accounted for 51 percent of Lenovo's total revenue. Desktop PC shipments inched up only 1 percent, but that beat the industry's decline of 6 percent. "Lenovo not only remains the top PC company in the world, but is also already the number four player in both smartphones and tablets worldwide and continues growing rapidly," CEO Yang Yuanqing said in a statement. "At the same time, we have achieved record revenue and record profit, and improved profitability significantly."The company shipped 14.1 million computers last quarter, giving it a record market share of 17.7 percent, according to stats from Gartner and IDC. Those numbers made Lenovo the fastest growing vendor of the top five PC players and marked the 18th quarter in a row that it outperformed its rivals.
To achieve all of those results, Lenovo sold a record 29 million devices during the quarter, averaging around four per second, You know Lenovo as a PC maker, But in the third quarter, it was booming smartphone (and tablet) sales that really gave the company's profits a boost, Lenovo's earnings jumped by 36 percent last quarter thanks to rising sales of its mobile phones and tablets, Earnings for the quarter ended case for apple iphone 6 plus, 6s plus, 7 plus and 8 plus - cream/blush/gold foil/charlotte stripe black September 30 came in at $220 million, while revenue rose by 13 percent to $98.8 billion, Smartphone shipments grew by 78 percent from the prior year, while tablet shipments hit a record high of 2.3 million..
"The first one they showed us was the size of a [Galaxy] S3 smartphone which can be folded in half from top to bottom," Daiwa Securities analyst Jae Lee told the Journal. "So like a compact powder used by women." Another device was the "the size of a lengthy wallet which can be unfolded on both sides into the size of a tablet computer." Lee said, adding that both of the devices looked pretty good. Jefferies analyst Sundeep Bajikar said that the foldable devices "would further expand Samsung's competitive advantage in premium smartphones."Samsung aims to unveil phones with foldable displays by the end of 2015. However, the actual products will likely take longer to reach consumers. The evolution from curved to bendable to foldable displays will require that the glass used in today's screens be replaced by plastic able to withstand heat and bend at sharp angles yet be as clear as glass, the Journal noted.
Analysts who attended Samsung's analyst day on Wednesday were shown prototype mobile devices that can fold in half, says the Wall Street Journal, Samsung has given financial analysts a peek into the future of mobile phones, At its analyst day on Wednesday, the smartphone maker showed off prototypes of foldable phones and devices case for apple iphone 6 plus, 6s plus, 7 plus and 8 plus - cream/blush/gold foil/charlotte stripe black that could reach consumers within the next few years, the Wall Street Journal has reported, Reporters were not allowed in on the fun, and even the analysts in attendance were restricted from taking photos, But one description paints a good picture of what's on the horizon..
Just kidding: these are serious business deals for serious business people, as EE touts the advantages of 4G for big companies. EE has created super bundles netting a firm 50TB, 100TB, 200TB, 500TB or 1PB of data. Each business will have a bespoke price plan, with data costing as little as £8 per gigabyte for a petabyte of data. The data allowance has no expiry date, no contract period, and can be used on up to 2,500 SIMs. EE's back-of-the-envelope calculations reckon a petabyte is equivalent to 500 billion pages of standard printed text or 13 years of HD video streaming.