What does it mean when Lenovo, one of the world's most popular PC makers, states that mobile Internet products will be a majority of their business in the future? It means that the mobile Internet has a promising future — obviously — and those who are involved in the manufacturing of computers and mobile technology are recognizing this. It requires adaptation.
"Even today, notebook sales already are higher than desktops," Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing told PysOrg.com. "Mobile Internet products are going to be 70 to 80 percent of our sales ... within three to five years."
Places around the globe, particularly in Asia, are seeing explosions in mobile Internet usage. Lenovo and its competition from Dell, HP, Toshiba, and Apple are surely in a frenzy to capitalize on this opportunity.
Taking a giant leap into mobile, Lenovo, along with Dell, has unveiled a smart phone for the first time, which will be powered by Android.
How well it will be received by consumers is unknown, but it wouldn't be too hard to imagine that it will take a few attempts at the smartphone market to get it right.
Interestingly, it just goes to show how much the times have changed, and how companies must adapt to the demand of ever-changing consumer desires.
If mobile is where fortune lies — and all the evidence is in support of that — these companies better be ready to supply the goods.
My only question is when will U.S. consumers be able to get their hands on one of these PC-manufactured smartphone devices?