18 Jan '11, 10am

Lenovo creates separate unit for tablets, phones: Plenty of these were on display earlier this month at the Inte...

The Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid device combines the LePad, a 10-inch Android-powered tablet (left) with a Windows-powered base station at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). -- PHOTO: AFP SAN FRANCISCO - LENOVO Group, the world's fourth-largest personal computer maker, expects the market for tablet computers and other mobile and Internet-connected devices to expand so rapidly that it is creating a product group devoted solely to these products. The company, which is based in Beijing and has US headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, said on Tuesday that its new mobile Internet and digital home division will focus on creating tablets, smart phones and Web-connected home electronics, such as television sets. Given the enormous popularity of Apple Inc's iPad, which was released last April, analysts expect tablet sales to jump this year. Technology research firm Gartner Inc exp...

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NEC, Lenovo in talks on joint venture

NEC, Lenovo in talks on joint venture

channelnewsasia.com 21 Jan '11, 2am

TOKYO: Leading Japanese and Chinese electronics firms NEC Corp. and Lenovo Group are in the final stages of talks to form ...