PC manufacturer Lenovo says it’s establishing a new business unit called the Mobile Internet and Digital Home Business Group (MIDH).
MIDH will be responsible for creating mobile internet-focused devices, including tablets and smartphones, as well as cloud computing, smart TV and digital home products. It’ll also be responsible for developing services and applications for these devices.
Liu Jun, who was previously president of Lenovo’s Product Group, will lead the new group from the company’s headquarters in Beijing.
Yang Yuanqing, chief executive officer of Lenovo, said “Lenovo recognizes the tremendous growth potential of the mobile internet, as well as that of new categories like cloud computing and smart TV, and so we are putting the focus and investments in place to fully capitalize on these opportunities to drive growth in our business today and for many years to come. The Mobile Internet and Digital Home Business Group will help us leverage our leadership in the PC arena to create a rich portfolio of internet-centric devices. At the same time, we’ll use our creativity, innovation and technical prowess to help our customers navigate the future of personal technology worldwide.”
Lenovo launched an own-brand smartphone last year and announced the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid tablet/laptop and the LePad tablet at the recent International Consumer Electronics Show.