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Lenova introduces smart phones in Indian market

Posted on Nov 05, 09:02PM | UNI

Migrating into mobile phone sector, leading global PC Maker Lenova today introduced a set of five smart phones to Indian market covering various price points.

Recording a 17.1 per cent growth in the last quarter in PC sales in India, Lenova which had last year stormed the Chinese markets with a host of 40 smart phones to grab the second spot in that country is now looking to get a pre-eminent position in Indian market.

Besides India, Lenova will be entering the smart phone market in Russia, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Talking to newsmen here, Lenova India Director-Sales South, Ashok Nair said that smart phones would be initially available in 17 cities in South India and Gujarat and the sales would be extended to other cities gradually.

The Company would be getting smart phones from China initially and as volumes grow it might contemplate local manufacture, Mr S S Basi who heads the smart phone business unit in India said.

Mr Nair said that Lenova's entry into the smart phones category was a strategic move that reinforced the company's commitment to lead technology and innovation across the four screens, The prices of the smart phones range between Rs 28,499 for the premium 1.4 ghz quad core model to an affordable 1Ghz android 2.3 operating system model costing Rs 6499.