Lenovo CEO Says Apple Will Not Be Able to Sustain the iPad’s Current Dominance

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  1. Maura

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    John Paczkowski at All Things D writes today that Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanquing has been talking to The Financial Times about the iPad, saying that he thinks that Lenovo’s forthcoming line up of Windows and Android tablets will put the company right up there alongside Apple, and that Lenovo would be “one of the strongest players in this area.†As Paczkowski points out, this is despite the fact that last week it was reported that Apple had overtaken Lenovo in terms of revenue in greater China for the first time in 10 years, with Apple’s Q2 China sales reaching $3.8 billion. Yang said that he thinks Lenovo will succeed because its tablets will be able to reach more people as they will be, for want of a better word, cheaper than the iPad. He added that he thinks the tablet market will eventually diversify, in the same way that the PC market did after IBM’s initial dominance.

    Source: Lenovo: Apple Can't Dominate Tablet Market Forever - John Paczkowski - Mobile - AllThingsD
     
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    Blah blah blah. Deliver useful products and let them do the talking.

    I say that as someone with many Lenovo products. I want to see the products, not hear the hot air.
     
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    I think it's fair to say that Lenovo will dominate in the Windows tablet market - but belief that the market will move to Windows is a common misconception. They will likely have 20% of the market in the next year. Still a sizeable chunk, but no chance to dominate.

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    Didn't HP also say something like this?

    ...look what happened ;)
     
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    HP owns the WebOS market....

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    They've got a "tough row to hoe".
     
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    I like see companies trying..!! because makes Apple keep improving itself.!

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  8. Hasty

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    What's worrying is that he believes his own hype.
     
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    The Guy Is Worng...

    and a jerk besides - anyone who would bring out a $500+ Tablet (ThinkPad) with Android after the HP debacle probably shouldn't be running a technology business!
     
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    Isn't he saying in the article that $500 is too much? He seems to be signaling that Lenovo tablets will be cheaper, so lots of Chinese will be able to afford them.

    Pricing is important, but value harder to produce. So bring on a Lenovo tablet, and let's see. As a shopper, I like choice. But I have a feeling that what a typical Chinese consumer can afford might not appeal to a Western consumer. I'm open to being surprised, though.
     

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