Lenovo has announced it is establishing a new business group, the Mobile Internet and Digital Home Business Group (MIDH), responsible for creating mobile Internet-focused devices, including tablets and smartphones, as well as devices for new categories like cloud computing, smart TV and the digital home. The group will be responsible for developing services and applications that will fuel these next generation "convergence" devices. More info:
Lenovo is already delivering products tailored to the mobile Internet space. Lenovo launched the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid (a combination of a slate and laptop) and the LePad slate at the recent International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. In 2010, the company entered the smartphone market in China with the launch of the Lenovo smartphone to become one of China?s leading mobile phone players, accelerating Lenovo?s growth in the mobile device category. Lenovo also showcased smart TV and digital home technologies at CES and has plans to develop and deliver new products in these areas.
Liu Jun, formerly senior vice president and president of Lenovo?s Product Group, will lead the new group as president. He is based at the company?s China headquarters in Beijing. The company has promoted Peter Hortensius, formerly head of its Think Product Group, to president of its Product Group. He is based at Lenovo?s U.S. headquarters in Raleigh, NC.