Lenovo will seek to sell more after buying Motorola
The aim is to beat Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market, said the CEO.
Lenovo has just acquired Motorola Mobility for USD $ 2,900 million held by Google, and has already lined up his plans to take advantage of your new purchase. The mission is to “overcome” to Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market, said CEO Yang Yuanqing Fortune magazine.
“Although Motorola has a lot of influence in the United States and Latin America market share is still limited. So we still have a great opportunity to grow. want to become a significant player in these markets , “he said.
“Together (with Motorola) we can win in the smartphone industry. Hopefully I can sell over 100 million smartphones together in 2015. Believe that the team is highly motivated and understand that we are very complementaros. Lenovo currently has China and markets emerging. they will have U.S., Latin America and a bit of European markets , “he said.
Yang said that Motorola will keep the brand in these markets, “as we leverage the ThinkPad brand in the PC area. Motorola smartphone is our product.”
The CEO also shared the story of how the purchase of the company, which had become part of Google was achieved.
“Right after Google bought Motorola , I invited Eric Schmidt (CEO of Google) to dinner at my house I said, ‘if you think you want to run the business of hardware, you can stay with him., but if you’re not interested , we can definitely take care of it, take care. “He recalled that, two months ago, sent me an e-mail. I called and asked me ‘what are still interested in Motorola?’ and I said ‘definitely’. “