Lenovo has formed a new business division called the Mobile Internet and Digital Home Business Group that will focus on developing the company's internet-focused devices such as tablets and smartphones, the company announced on Tuesday.
As well as portable devices, the MIDH group will be responsible for newly formed categories such as cloud computing, smart TV and the digital home, as well as the applications and services that will run on the devices.
"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," Yang Yuanqing, chief executive at Lenovo, said in a statement.
The new unit will be headed by Liu Jun, formerly vice president and president of Lenovo's Product group — a position that will now be filled by Peter Hortensius, formerly head of its Think Product group.
At the beginning of January Lenovo showed of its LePad tablet device that is designed to dock with a Lenovo U1 hybrid base to create a full Windows 7 laptop.