Lenovo will be the last one that goes out of business in the PC market.
Hopefully in a flamboyant, Kodak way !
The PC going obsolete is still a pipe dream. Businesses will still rely heavily on PCs in next 5 to 10, maybe even 25 years. Its not over yet.
And of course Lenovo knows the PC market ist declining. Thats why they invested in IBMs x86 server business.
Nobody should ever believe that PCs are going to become completely, as in 100%, obsolete. But for 50%+ percent of people (aka the mainstream) ? Of course, and very quickly. And companies implementing BYOD policies are only hastening this trend.
The back end is doing better but there's only so much units one can sell. Not to mention, companies like Google now use custom servers.
Boy oh boy, that just shows that you don´t know much about Lenovo´s current state of being. The Smartphone business has only produced losses since 2015. In fact, Lenovo is in real trouble because of this and has openly admitted that the Motorola acquisition did not fulfill expectations.
Motorola was hands down the acquisition which made the most strategic sense. That Lenovo was too mentally challenged to seize this opportunity and convert the try, shouldn't surprise anyone.
I think you may suffer from delusions of grandeur. Whatever: Even if Lenovo fails, ThinkPad is still one of the most valuable assets, so even if the company has to split up, the ThinkPad businesses would very likely continue, just not as part of Lenovo.
I'd envision something like 10k Classic Thinkpad units being sold, at most, through a community effort. That's not exactly a grand aspiration in my book.
In case we don't have the chance to profit from a legal grey zone, there'd be an off-chance that some proper company acquires at least partially the Thinkpad rights and does something worthwile. Not the best solution but still better than the nothing we have to endure right now.