Huawei Eyeing Personal Computer Market in Hope to Boost Sales
Huawei Technologies is likely to release their first personal computer by next month as part of the company’s plan to catch up with Apple Inc. based on revenue. Whats interesting is to see if the world’s largest biggest telecom equipment maker is able to translate their success story in smartphones market to the computer sector where demand is languishing in major markets. Huawei is now working with Intel Corp on an computer that is scheduled to be unveiled in February.
Huawei in a condition of anonymity that the company might release at least one tablet device during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain. Sources says that the matter is confidential and there will be an announcement regarding the PC business during the said event. Huawei may choose to enter the PC market even if its hard to attain profits immediately but Huawei needs to overcome challenges in making it into the PC idea to work.the PC market which include tablets is undergoing a tough time even with Apple seeing slow tablet sales,making it more important to Huawei to enter as there is still considerable revenues opportunities. But Huawei needs to have a leverage in the business to business channel in selling PCs instead of using the retail channel which will be a big challenge for them.
Global PC shipments totaled 71 million units for the fourth quarter if 2015, a 10.6 percent year on year ecline based on the industry constant International Data Corp. due to a weakening demand that is paired with currency fluctuation have negatively impacted PC shipments last year. this year willl remain difficult as the current gloomy economic outlook make the financial market uncertain in China that is also affecting multiple countries that weigh on Information Technology in spending in the future. Huawei might attempt to tap into the high end businessmen for PC sales to get and maintain a profit margin an premium laptop and tablets convertibles same with Microsoft Surface product line can be a reasonable device for the company.