Um, wow I did not see this coming.
CNET is reporting that they saw a huge demand for tablets during the 4th calendar quarter of 2012.
Lenovo saw tablet shipments spike in its most recent reported quarter, according to comments today from its top executive. Along with reporting a record profit during its fiscal third quarter (the fourth calendar quarter of 2012), Lenovo said tablet shipments are on a tear.
The Chinese device maker shipped 800,000 tablets in the quarter ended December 31, “almost an 80 percent year-to-year” growth, said Yang Yuanqing, chairman and CEO, during the company’s earnings conference call.
They are saying that that it was the best quarter EVER with record numbers for both sales and profit at US$9.4 billion and US$205 million, respectively.
Stay tuned for more on this story.