While Lenovo currently has several mobile devices in the market, the company’s name isn’t one that pops to mind when thinking about smartphones or tablets. Sure, they are known for their computers but what about the mobile sector? Hoping to change that perception, Lenovo has recently announced that they would be pumping $800 million into a mobile product facility in China, and promises that their upcoming base in Wuhan, China, will offer thousands of job openings but will also focus on creating mobile products for both China and international markets. According to the company’s CEO:
We’re determined to firmly seize the tremendous opportunities for innovation in this market, so that Lenovo’s customers have even more opportunities to own our award-winning products, from PCs to mobile Internet devices. When it begins operations, the Lenovo (Wuhan) Industrial Base will greatly improve our innovative capability and further optimize our supply chain, giving us a solid foundation to win in a broader market.
The Lenovo Industrial Base is expected to open its doors in October of 2013. [Press release]