or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › Mobile › iPhone › Lenovo reveals plans to sell smartphones where Apple's iPhone is seen as too expensive
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Lenovo reveals plans to sell smartphones where Apple's iPhone is seen as too expensive

post #1 of 69
Thread Starter 
Lenovo's smartphone strategy is so heavily influenced by the iPhone that the company plans to continue targeting markets where Apple's smartphone is viewed by consumers as too expensive, its CEO revealed.

Lenovo


Lenovo Chief Executive Yang Yuanqing said in an interview with Bloomberg this week that his company has found success by concentrating its smartphone efforts on countries in Asia where the iPhone is too too costly. Given its initial successes, Lenovo plans to continue on that path as it expands globally.

"We provide affordable products for emerging markets. That's very important," Yang said. "For those markets, the iPhone is probably not the best selling product, (and) Lenovo can be much more competitive."

For its next wave, Lenovo plans to begin pushing its smartphones in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The company will then be selling its handsets in a total of 30 markets, up significantly from the 10 where it currently competes.



As it has done in other product categories, Apple has kept its focus on high-margin, high-profit sales with the iPhone. The company's current iPhone lineup comes with three distinct models in varying price categories, but even the entry-level iPhone 4S, available for free with a two-year service contract in many markets, is still considered to have premium pricing.

Market watchers speculated that Apple would address the entry-level smartphone market this year with a new iPhone model targeted the types of emerging markets where Lenovo has found success. But that device ended up being the plastic-backed iPhone 5c, a mid-range phone which carries an unsubsidized price of $549 U.S., or an on-contract price of $99.

When some criticized Apple for charging too much for the iPhone 5c, company CEO Tim Cook responded by saying he sees plenty of room to grow in the high-end handset market. Cook noted that market trends toward cheaper electronics are not new, having occurred in the past with VCRs, DVD players, cameras and PCs, though he doesn't feel inclined to take the iPhone or iPad down that same path.

"There's always a large junk part of the market," he said. "We're not in the junk business."
post #2 of 69
Without selling products at low profit, is there any survival space for Lenovo ?
post #3 of 69
Lenovo CEO: "We are in the junk business."
post #4 of 69
The irony is that while folks like this say that the iPhone is too expensive cause there are no subsidy prices etc, China and the like are the biggest grey market for resellers. Who mark their stuff up even higher than the legit price. And folks pay.
post #5 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by raymondinperth View Post

Without selling products at low profit, is there any survival space for Lenovo ?

By expanding beyond it's China smartphone products Lonovo claims to already be seeing increased profits in those new markets compared to it's home country.
melior diabolus quem scies
Reply
melior diabolus quem scies
Reply
post #6 of 69
Good luck Lenovo. Hit Sammy from the low end while Apple hits them from the mid to high end. Squeeze those fockers out.
post #7 of 69

Lenovo's smartphone strategy is so heavily influenced by the iPhone that the company plans to continue targeting markets where Apple's smartphone is viewed by consumers as too expensive, its CEO revealed.

 

It seems to me that would be everywhere there are people buying mobile phones... Good luck with that.

post #8 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

Lenovo's smartphone strategy is so heavily influenced by the iPhone that the company plans to continue targeting markets where Apple's smartphone is viewed by consumers as too expensive, its CEO revealed.

 

Wait, this is not the sole raison d'être of the Android platform? To offer a lower cost smartphone alternative of iOS and M$ phones? I fail to see how Lenovo can compete with other low margin phones mfg like HTC, Samsung, LG and all nameless Chinese copycats. 

post #9 of 69
Yet another clueless marketer. Apple doesn't compete on the low end. You're like someone saying, "Too few people can afford to go to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse here so I'll put up a MacDonald's." Just because junk foods and salads are edible doesn't mean they compete. They're in two different markets. As @jungmark pointed out you're hitting Samsung from the low end where they do compete. (At the high end, the smartphones that Samsung makes barely compete with the iPhone and sales have flattened out while the iPhone continues to increase its percentage of the market where it competes.)
post #10 of 69
China can be an odd market. They see the Buick as an aspirational brand, while we who make it see it as Granpa's ride.
A.k.a. AppleHead on other forums.
Reply
A.k.a. AppleHead on other forums.
Reply
post #11 of 69

Yet another company in the race to the bottom. Would common sense say that you would want some of apple's pie verse running way to another neighborhood which everyone lives in shacks and can not afford a pie in the first place.

post #12 of 69
I read somewhere that Lenovo's profits increased 35%. Not sure if that was a quarterly increase or YOY. But I still don't get how all these Android OEM's are making it. What really is the differentiating factor? HTC thought they had it with the aluminum unibody One but now we're hearing that they're moving to the low end to try and capture market share.

What really gets me is all the people concerned about the environment but perfectly fine with all these companies releasing cheap android phones and tablets. Do we really need 10 different flavors of Android phones when they all basically do the same thing? It seems like rather than the cream rising to the top and pushing out the crap we're just getting more and more companies pushing out low end junk. I don't get it.
post #13 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Don108 View Post

Yet another clueless marketer. Apple doesn't compete on the low end. You're like someone saying, "Too few people can afford to go to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse here so I'll put up a MacDonald's." Just because junk foods and salads are edible doesn't mean they compete. They're in two different markets. As @jungmark pointed out you're hitting Samsung from the low end where they do compete. (At the high end, the smartphones that Samsung makes barely compete with the iPhone and sales have flattened out while the iPhone continues to increase its percentage of the market where it competes.)

I usually like analogies especially ones which most people can understand. However, I am not sure your analysis fits well, MacDonald make money and lots of it. I used to be invested in them and they did well especially after they realize healthy was going to eat their lunch. Steak and burgers sell to two completely different groups and both make money. In the cell phone market if you're not selling in Apple segment you are loosing money.


Edited by Maestro64 - 11/8/13 at 10:47am
post #14 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post

I read somewhere that Lenovo's profits increased 35%. Not sure if that was a quarterly increase or YOY. But I still don't get how all these Android OEM's are making it. What really is the differentiating factor? HTC thought they had it with the aluminum unibody One but now we're hearing that they're moving to the low end to try and capture market share.

What really gets me is all the people concerned about the environment but perfectly fine with all these companies releasing cheap android phones and tablets. Do we really need 10 different flavors of Android phones when they all basically do the same thing? It seems like rather than the cream rising to the top and pushing out the crap we're just getting more and more companies pushing out low end junk. I don't get it.

It is simple, most everyone else in the Android market makes money only selling the hardware and then there relationship and revenue stream ends with the customer. Apple has a relationship with the consumer after the hardware sale which helps make up most of the profits.

 

I always felt Apple was not telling the whole truth when they said itune and the app store does not make money for them. Initially that was probably true, but it was a long term strategy and it definitely making them money and allows them to have continues contact with their customers. All the other companies failed to understand until it was too late. I think the other companies heard and saw apple not make money with it so why do it as well let the google and amazons waste their money which they are doing.

 

This is the part most analysis may not understand or consider, Apple is the only company making money on the end to end ecosystem, everyone else is barely making a profit


Edited by Maestro64 - 11/8/13 at 10:49am
post #15 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post

I read somewhere that Lenovo's profits increased 35%. Not sure if that was a quarterly increase or YOY. But I still don't get how all these Android OEM's are making it. What really is the differentiating factor? HTC thought they had it with the aluminum unibody One but now we're hearing that they're moving to the low end to try and capture market share.

What really gets me is all the people concerned about the environment but perfectly fine with all these companies releasing cheap android phones and tablets. Do we really need 10 different flavors of Android phones when they all basically do the same thing? It seems like rather than the cream rising to the top and pushing out the crap we're just getting more and more companies pushing out low end junk. I don't get it.

The race to the bottom is all about leap frog efficiencies in production and undercutting on quality in measured bounds.   But in that layer between 'cheap' and 'quality' is where Lenovo plays...

 

Lenovo is leveraging their corporate brand for the time being (They are the IBM of OEMs, quite literally, taking over IBM's PC line), and this translates for some.   So they are targetting those that want a 'quality brand' but not as expensive a brand as Apple or Samsung (remember in most other countries, people affiliate with a brand, not a product... in other words, you have a 'sony house' or a 'samsung house' or an 'LG house....' Lenovo is parlaying their cachet in the Corp PC line to be  'top of the mid tier' phone with strong personal computer roots.  Lenovo has very little market costs (compare to Samsung), so you can see where their profits are coming from.

 

You have Ruth's Cris, you have McDonalds, and you have the hardee's and then you're down into the carnie food wagons.  Lenovo is playing in the hardee's level.  Low marketing, almost the same quality of McDonalds, and definitely more brand loyalty than carnie foods.

post #16 of 69
Of course Lenovo will succeed. It is the second largest smartphone manufacturer in China, and it is own by the Chinese government.
post #17 of 69

That's a marketing strategy that I would describe as 'accepting and dealing with reality'.

post #18 of 69

Another sign that Samdung's days of glory are numbered:

 

1. Apple continues to steal customers from Samdung.  Their high end phone sales ($550+) has been shrinking while Apple has been growing 25% in 2013.

 

2. Will get out priced by other brands.  Nexus5 is smoother than the S4 for half the price.  Xiaomi phones are bringing damage in China.  Soon Amazon will bring out a phone that Samdung can't complete with on price.  And now Levono.

 

This is why Apple didn't make a cheap crap phone for $300.  You can't win in the long term.

post #19 of 69
Anyone selling off contract phones for the lower priced markets have to cut as many corners as possible in the actual product and then they are STILL faced with not making much Net Profit to increase margins/profits.

That's why Apple is staying away from the lower priced markets. It erodes the profits and it's hard to recover from that. It's called learning and understanding the basics and not worrying about owning market share, but figuring which market to go after and then own market share in THAT market.
post #20 of 69

I think the Lenovo CEO is very smart and doing the right thing.

 

After seeing 30% revenue jump and only selling phones in a fraction of the markets that Samsung sells in, they're obviously on the right track.

 

He's smart for recognizing that there really is no competing against Apple on the high end/high profit customer base with an Android device (as Samsung's high end sales vs Apple sales trend shows) and to not even bother trying. 

 

Definitely the right move and I think LG will take a significant chunk of Samsung's market share in the next few years.

post #21 of 69
They just laid off tons of people, bought the stupid IBM division, now selling cheap phones with no Eco system... Cheap cheap cheap copy copy copy Samsucks, Dell-sucker, Moto-sucker, Micro-suck, Amazucks... Lenosucks are all in the same sucker category
post #22 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by dstarsboy View Post
 

I think the Lenovo CEO is very smart and doing the right thing.

 

After seeing 30% revenue jump and only selling phones in a fraction of the markets that Samsung sells in, they're obviously on the right track.

 

He's smart for recognizing that there really is no competing against Apple on the high end/high profit customer base with an Android device (as Samsung's high end sales vs Apple sales trend shows) and to not even bother trying. 

 

Definitely the right move and I think LG will take a significant chunk of Samsung's market share in the next few years.

 

I don't find anything smart about Lenovo, starting by getting the actor Ashton Kutcher as a product engineer.  BTW where are you getting your numbers from? I don't think phone product got anything about to do in Lenovo's revenue.

post #23 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maestro64 View Post
 

It is simple, most everyone else in the Android market makes money only selling the hardware and then there relationship and revenue stream ends with the customer. Apple has a relationship with the consumer after the hardware sale which helps make up most of the profits.

 

What are consumers buying besides hardware that is responsible for most of Apple's profits? Most people don't buy more than a handful of inexpensive apps from the app store.

post #24 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by d4NjvRzf View Post
 

What are consumers buying besides hardware that is responsible for most of Apple's profits? Most people don't buy more than a handful of inexpensive apps from the app store.

 

Apple is making more profits from the iTunes Store than selling Macintosh hardware… Besides apps, music, books and movies-tv show accounts for a big part of Apple profits.   The iTunes music store alone sales more music than any retail music store on the planet.

 

I do agree, most people don't buy, they want every things for free.  This is what's killing Android as a profitable platform for third party developments. 


Edited by BigMac2 - 11/8/13 at 1:00pm
post #25 of 69

Lenovo may be able to afford undercutting Samsung in the smartphone space since they have a profitable desktop PC and server PC business in China (I'm not sure how profitable their laptops/tablets are). I don't think Samsung sells desktop/server PCs.

post #26 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigMac2 View Post
 

 

I don't find anything smart about Lenovo, starting by getting the actor Ashton Kutcher as a product engineer.  BTW where are you getting your numbers from? I don't think phone product got anything about to do in Lenovo's revenue.

 

You can't be serious.  How can Ashton Kutcher be a mistake?  He played Steve Jobs in a movie!!!

 

That said, Lenovo makes seriously good commodity laptops.  Its the business they know and I'm sure their phones are going to be competitive in their chosen market.  It's a growing market that Apple chose (and continues to choose) not to compete in.  Being a 'hometeam' owned player is going to give them a huge advantage in China.  Waiting for China to pass laws to officially declare foreign OS's a 'national security threat' to help pave the way.

post #27 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frood View Post
 

 

You can't be serious.  How can Ashton Kutcher be a mistake?  He played Steve Jobs in a movie!!!

 

That said, Lenovo makes seriously good commodity laptops.  Its the business they know and I'm sure their phones are going to be competitive in their chosen market.  It's a growing market that Apple chose (and continues to choose) not to compete in.  Being a 'hometeam' owned player is going to give them a huge advantage in China.  Waiting for China to pass laws to officially declare foreign OS's a 'national security threat' to help pave the way.

 

I agree, under IBM supervision the thinkpad has been one of the best product line of the PC laptop market, this is the reason why I think most Lenovo profits is still coming from PC making and not their mobiles product. But ever since they cut all connection with IBM, they become more and more ACER or Dell alike. 


Edited by BigMac2 - 11/8/13 at 1:20pm
post #28 of 69
There was no reason for the iPhone 5C, I think a 4C may have sold better.
post #29 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Curtis Hannah View Post

There was no reason for the iPhone 5C, I think a 4C may have sold better.
Surely you're not serious.
post #30 of 69

I don't know, good luck Lenovo. I really like their notebooks though, the best in the Windows world, period. I have owned 7 Thinkpads, IBM and now Lenovo. I was really worried about IBM selling the name to Lenovo but they took it over and ran with it, not only do they have great mobile products but they improved on the trusted Thinkpad name. I absolutely love my Thinkpad X220 and Thinkpad Tablet 2, they are amongst the best made machines you can buy next to an Apple Macbook of course, very, very tough. I know if I dropped my new iPad Air 3 feet onto concrete that the screen would crack in a instant, it's a fact, the iPad and iPhone are probably the easiest mobile devices to crack the screen. I am yet to see a cracked iPhone when I am out and about. It happens so much that there are now shops here in Switzerland who do nothing but fix cracked iPhone and iPad screens. What company do you know that can make enough money to stay in business just fixing cracked screens from on manufacture, sorry never heard of any. When we took our daughters in for a screen repair, for the third time, the tech said that over 40% of iPhones bought in the first year have to get their screens replaced at least once and returning customers is very normal. Thye do so mych business that they had to open up multiple locations in some city's. I don't know about 40% but would dare say more than 20%. Seriously , I see so many cracked iPhones screen that I think it's an epidemic, has their been a lawsuit for this yet? iPhone screens don't scratch easily, that's one of things I like about them but drop one and your in for a world of hurt and repair costs. When I had my Samsung Note, I dropped it three times, ounce down a flight of marble stairs, because it had a rubber case on it there wasn't even a scratch, Apple needs to rethink this glass and Aluminum, there must be other materials like carbon fiber, no that would be too expensive, aluminum is super cheap and looks too good. Sorry guys I'm venting, my daughter just broke her iPhone screen again, this time though it wasn't her fault but my husbands, he was playing a game and dropped it accidentally onto out kitchen floor which was polished concrete, no more then 2 feet, sorry but that is just ridiculous, Apple needs to change this immediately. 

 

Back to the story at hand, Lenovo should rethink this strategy, no one is going to buy their phones outside of China, there to cheap, ugly and the low end market is already saturated. They should just focus on their awesome laptops and tablets for now or build a new high end phone that no one has seen before, make it tough though Lenovo, there is a market for toughphones.

When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
post #31 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by d4NjvRzf View Post

What are consumers buying besides hardware that is responsible for most of Apple's profits? Most people don't buy more than a handful of inexpensive apps from the app store.

And yet developers are getting a 15 billion USD pay cheque. And half of that in 2013 alone.
post #32 of 69
Those cheapskate markets are getting pretty crowded Lenovo! Down there you'll find HTC (having recently given up on trying to break into the premium end of the market with the HTC One), Huwaei, Samsung of course (they compete in every market), Microsoft/Nokia, Blackberry (almost certainly that's where Chen will end up, even if he doesn't know it yet), and many, many others. Razor thin margins down there Lenovo, just like the PC market...
post #33 of 69
Quote:
It happens so much that there are now shops here in Switzerland who do nothing but fix cracked iPhone and iPad screens. What company do you know that can make enough money to stay in business just fixing cracked screens from on manufacture, sorry never heard of any. When we took our daughters in for a screen repair, for the third time, the tech said that over 40% of iPhones bought in the first year have to get their screens replaced at least once and returning customers is very normal. Thye do so mych business that they had to open up multiple locations in some city's. I don't know about 40% but would dare say more than 20%. Seriously , I see so many cracked iPhones screen that I think it's an epidemic, has their been a lawsuit for this yet?

So class law sue ... Opening question by the judge. How did you crack the screen. "I drop it" OK , case dismiss.

I seen lots of people carrying on using their cracked screen phone. I saw 2 today on the train. One Samsung S3 (I think) another one is HTC (one of those tiny one. May be it just not worth to even bother to fix those phones?

Where Apple products always have premium in the second hand market. The price they pay for their stupidity of dropping their phone. But they will get something back once they fix it. Where the other phones the cost of fixing it just won't justify.

Just my 0.2 cents. BTW I drop my 4s twice. Chipped and little crack on the corner. The first thing went through my mind was , how stupid I was instead of blaming other people.
Edited by Joelchu - 11/8/13 at 2:07pm
post #34 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigMac2 View Post
 

 

I agree, under IBM supervision the thinkpad has been one of the best product line of the PC laptop market, this is the reason why I think most Lenovo profits is still coming from PC making and not their mobiles product. But ever since they cut all connection with IBM, they become more and more ACER or Dell alike. 

I don't think so, yes they have an extensive consumer line but their Thinkpad business line hasn't really changed all that much, nor has their philosophy pertaining to the Thinkpad pedigree. When I buy a Thinkpad X, T or W series I know that I'm getting one tough son of bitch machine with the options to add 4G, remove that pesky front camera, different battery sizes, battery slices for the bottom, which on a side note is something missing from Apples lineup and is the most valuable feature to be invented yet for the business person on the go, docking stations, another missing feature that I miss from the old days of the Lombard Powerbook, we all hate connecting cables at home when we get off of work, it is so nice to able to just drop your laptop into a docking station.

 

Do you guys even keep up with what other manufactures are doing or are you just assuming. I know once you go all Apple nothing else matters but it's a good idea to keep up with what else is out there. Apple doesn't make the best hardware, debatable sure, but I would take a Thinkpad x240 with a twisty screen to make it into tablet when I need it any day of the week over a Macbook, IF it had OSX. I still tolerate Apples laptops becasue of my love for OSX. The absents of replaceable batteries, extra battery slices for the bottom(which by the way guys I get 22 hours of operation from with Lenovo X220), replaceable memory and HD's, touchscreen. You can huff and puff, call me traitor, a troll all you want but the truth of the matter is Apple computers is not a business friendly machine, OSX is, I love that operating system, the best I have ever used, I am just frustrated with Apples consumer only business model. Look at all of those wonderful pro apps that Apple dumped, I really liked Aperture, it was an awesome app, Final Cit Pro, how much bitching did it take for us to get back the features that Apple thought weren't cost effective. Mark my words, it's going to get worse with Apple, they are going to migrate OSX and iOS into each other. We will loose control of what we can do with our computers, no more filemanager, mounting of none Apple NAS products, ect. and most of us wont say anything because you won't have those needs, your a general consumer but the power user, the professional WILL disapear from Apples agenda, to much money to made from the people who just want too surf, share their lives on Facebook, other such outlets and consume.

 

Head my words people.....

 

 

I appologize for the intense nature of my post but I am probably going to die soon, breast cancer. So when else is the perfect time to bitch.

When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
post #35 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joelchu View Post


So class law sue ... Opening question by the judge. How did you crack the screen. "I drop it" OK , case dismiss.

I seen lots of people carrying on using their cracked screen phone. I saw 2 today on the train. One Samsung S3 (I think) another one is HTC (one of those tiny one. May be it just not worth to even bother to fix those phones?

Where Apple products always have premium in the second hand market. The price they pay for their stupidity of dropping their phone. But they will get something back once they fix it. Where the other phones the cost of fixing it just won't justify.

Just my 0.2 cents. BTW I drop my 4s twice. Chipped and little crack on the corner. The first thing went through my mind was , how stupid I was instead of blaming other people.

 

No one is saying that the person who is dropping the phone isn't to blame of course accidents happen. I'm just stating that Apple needs to toughin up their products a little more, we don't need an aluminum body, sure it's nice but it's not strong. You don't see Panasonic building their toughbooks from aluminum, no magnesium frame with polycarbonate plastics, which by the way is a lot more expensive than aluminum.

When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
post #36 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by st88 View Post
 

The K900 (Intel CloverTrail+) is proof Lenovo can make a premium device.

K900.png

An Intel Merrifield (Silvermont X86-64) device combined with Intel's XMM 7160 (LTE) chipset could easily find a home in the North American market.

 

 

Wow, that's nice looking , when will that baby be released?

When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
post #37 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacVicta View Post

Lenovo CEO: "We are in the junk business."

...and we gladly take goats and bearded used wives in on any deal. So, come on down to the bazar and bring your wife; we'll dicker! 1wink.gif
post #38 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by st88 View Post
 

It was announced in January and released this past April.

See, why aren't we hearing about these products. Why is Lenovo pushing their silly crappy phones, they don't make money. Nokia knows this the most. This looks like an awesome phone by the way, shame I never heard about it's release.

When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
post #39 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Relic View Post

No one is saying that the person who is dropping the phone isn't to blame of course accidents happen. I'm just stating that Apple needs to toughin up their products a little more, we don't need an aluminum body, sure it's nice but it's not strong. You don't see Panasonic building their toughbooks from aluminum, no magnesium frame with polycarbonate plastics, which by the way is a lot more expensive than aluminum.

Well, let's see now...
(1) Apple doesn't use soft aluminum for their case. After milling the case out of a solid block of aluminum, the case is anodized. This makes the body so hard a drill bit will dance over the surface rather then penetrate. The single piece construction makes for a rigid case that is resistant to torquing, further preventing fatigue to the components and circuit board inside.
(2) Apple is leading the development of crystalline sapphire to replace the amorphous glass in their future products.

Both of these things are expensive solutions to providing a durable product that outlasts competitors and provides the buyer a higher end-of-life resale value.
post #40 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Relic View Post

See, why aren't we hearing about these products. Why is Lenovo pushing their silly crappy phones, they don't make money. Nokia knows this the most. This looks like an awesome phone by the way, shame I never heard about it's release.

You never heard about it because they were designed to appeal to naked people running around in the jungle. Most of these phones end up inside big fucking animals along with their owners.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: iPhone
  • Lenovo reveals plans to sell smartphones where Apple's iPhone is seen as too expensive
AppleInsider › Forums › Mobile › iPhone › Lenovo reveals plans to sell smartphones where Apple's iPhone is seen as too expensive