Lenovo profit boosted 28 percent by strong sales of smartphones, tablets


BEIJING — Personal computer maker Lenovo Group said Wednesday its quarterly profit rose 28 percent on strong sales of smartphones and tablet computers but warned this year’s market will be tough.

The company, vying with Hewlett-Packard Co. to become the world’s biggest PC maker, said it earned US$205 million in the three months ending in December. Global revenue rose 12 percent to a record US$9.4 billion.