Lenovo shipped 23 percent more tablets in the first quarter compared to a year ago, making it one of the few tablet makers to post gains in a slumping market, according to research firm IDC.
The performance by Lenovo, which ranked third in worldwide tablet shipments, contrasted sharply with the fortunes of the two largest tablet makers. Shipments by No. 1 Apple fell 22.9 percent, while No. 2 Samsung posted a 16.5 percent decline.
Lenovo’s market share was 5.3 percent in the first quarter, up from 4.1 percent a year ago. IDC noted that “the company’s wide range of products – including plenty of low-cost offerings – are proving popular in a growing number of regions.”
Overall, tablet shipments fell 5.9 percent in the first quarter; it was the second consecutive quarter that the market declined.