Lenovo has delivered a challenge to Microsoft during the company’s fiscal quarter 2013 earnings call.
Speaking in response to Microsoft’s Surface tablet, Lenovo CEO, Yang Yuanqing said: “Although we don’t like Microsoft providing hardware, for us, it just adds one more competitor.”
“[They’re] just one of our many competitors. We are still confident that we are providing much better hardware than our competitors, including Microsoft,” he said.
Yuanqing continued: “They are strong in software, but [we] don’t believe they can provide the best hardware in the world. Lenovo can.”
Despite the criticism, the CEO did reinforce the stability of the partnership between Lenovo and Microsoft.
“To be frank, we’re not that worried about [Surface]. Microsoft is still our strategy partner. We are very optimistic on the Windows 8 launch so we will fully leverage that to launch our new products,” he said.