Lenovo opens concept store in Iloilo, its 15th in the Philippines


Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Stores (LMES) continue to grow in number around the country with the opening of the 15th concept store for mobile and tablets in Iloilo as Lenovo intensifies its push into the growing smartphone market in the Philippines. LMES Iloilo is located at 2nd Floor, Robinsons Place Iloilo and is owned and operated by Playtel.

Ranking second Most Competitive City according to the National Competitiveness Council (NCC),[1] Iloilo’s notable progress is fueling investments in the city. Iloilo also garnered second highest rate in the 2013 SWS Survey of Enterprises on Corruption implying a good business climate.

“The consumer market in Iloilo is growing and so we put up a store to make our products more accessible to the people of Iloilo and neighboring provinces. We are fully committed to growing our smartphone business in the Philippines. You can expect more Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Stores to open in the months to come,” shared Michael Ngan, Country General Manager of Lenovo Philippines.

L-R: Ronald Allan Flores, Consumer Retail Manager, Lenovo Philippines; Jackie Tinsay, Owner, Playtel; Paul Tinsay, Owner, Playtel; John Rojo, Business Unit Head, Open Communications Inc.; Nelson Nava, Regional Sales Manager for Visayas-Mindanao, Open Communications Inc.

The newly-opened LMES carries a variety of Lenovo smartphone products such as the A series, the Lenovo S Series; and their newest premium flagship smartphone, the Lenovo S850. The store will also carry Lenovo tablet devices such as the newly launched A8-50 tablet as well as mobile accessories.

Since entering the Philippine smartphone market in late 2011, Lenovo, the world’s no. 1 PC vendor has become a contender in the local smartphone arena. Lenovo’s complete smartphone portfolio offers Filipinos the best products that suit their needs in terms of features and price.

Lenovo, known for its time-to-market track record, was the first to offer dual-core and quad-core processors in smartphones. Lenovo was also the first company in the world to market a smartphone based on the latest Intel chipset with its Lenovo K900.


Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.