Lenovo is interested in acquiring troubled device maker BlackBerry but it would first evaluate the market, the computer and Android-based smartphone maker's chief executive Yang Yuanqing hinted.
In an interview with French financial newspaper, Yuanqing said the acquisition of BlackBerry could make sense, though he would first have to evaluate the market as well as the Canadian manufacturer's standing.
Speaking on the topic, he said that the deal "could possibly make sense. External growth is all about opportunities. But first I have to analyze the market well."
During the course of a conference call with analysts on Thursday, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said that the demand for thin laptops – called Ultrabooks – will likely be so huge in the coming times that, by the end of 2012, nearly 40 percent of the laptops in the consumer notebook arena would be Ultrabooks.
As per a recent report, another big electronics manufacturer will be entering into the Android market from the summers this year. It is a Chinese company and is one of the biggest in its field.
Lenovo will be making its debut in the Android 3.0-powered ThinkPad Tablet that would be entering into the market on June.
Lenovo has confirmed that its ultra-portable notebook, called the IdeaPad U260, will be released on Monday, 15th of November, in the United States.
The Lenovo IdeaPad U260 features a 12.5-inch display, up to 320 GB of HDD storage, 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, HDMI, and Intel Core i3-380UM or Core i5-470UM.
For hard drive shock protection, the company has incorporated Lenovo Active Protection System.
IT giant Lenovo’s founder and Chairman Liu Chuanzhi said in an interview that Apple was missing out on an opportunity to expand further in China.
Liu Chuanzhi told the Financial Times that Apple didn’t understand what mainland consumers want.
Speaking on the topic, Mr. Chuanzhi said, "We are lucky that Steve Jobs has such a bad temper and doesn't care about China. If Apple were to spend the same effort on the Chinese consumer as we do, we would be in trouble.”
China is one of the fastest growing markets in the world, and Lenovo enjoys around 30 per cent of the market.
Lenovo has extended its IdeaPad laptop family unit with two latest Z series models. The new laptops comprise of IdeaPad Z360 and IdeaPad Z560, which also brings along a variation - IdeaPad Z565 laptop.
These new IdeaPad Z series are updated with Intel Core 2010 family of mobile processors with Nvidia GeForce graphics. These widescreen laptops also get Blu-ray optical drive as alternative for playing the HD movies on the laptop. Lenovo will present the new IdeaPad Z series in U. S. at a cost starting at $650, which is Rs. 29,300 approx., from June onwards.
Both of Lenovo’s new ThinkPad X100e and the ThinkPad Edge are equipped with typical ThinkPad characteristic, the TrackPoint, which is a small red nub in the middle of the keyboard that allows its user to move the cursor in the desired direction.
The ThinkPad X100e comes with 11.6-inch screen and weighs 3.3 pounds as compared with the ThinkPad Edge, which has 13.3-inch screen and weighs 3.6 pounds with its base battery.
Since the giant PC maker announced its new range of netbooks, the world has been eagerly awaiting their release, and now Lenovo has shared that it will put some of the waits at ease, as the company announced that a select range of its latest netbook model, the IdeaPad S12, will arrive in the markets countrywide in December, just in time for Christmas.