We’ve been seeing a lot of technology manufacturers working on building entire application and service ecosystems around mobile devices lately. Even Notion Ink hinted that they have something similar in store for Adam users thanks to a tie-up with some media group or the other. Lenovo has now formed a new division dubbed the Mobile Internet and Digital Home Business Group (MIDH) for working at developing services and applications aimed at slates, smartphones and smart TVs.
The Lenovo MIDH will also expend efforts towards designing mobile internet-focused devices such as tablets and smartphones. Additionally, this division is expected to dive deeper into cloud computing technology, smart TVs and digital home entertainment devices. Liu Jun, former senior vice president and president of Lenovo’s Product Group, will head the company’s MIDH as president.
“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,” expressed Yang Yuanqing, CEO, Lenovo.
Apart from flaunting smart TV and digital home technologies at the CES 2011, the company also showed up with a number of interesting products like the LePad tablet and IdeaPad U1 Hybrid. The last mentioned happens to blend a slate and notebook into one device. Back in 2010, Lenovo forayed into the Chinese smartphone market and appears to have made a significant mark in this segment since then.
Meanwhile, Peter Hortensius who previously served as the head of Lenovo’s Think Product Group has been named president of the company’s Product Group.