It's no secret that wireless devices are taking over the computing realm. Just last week, a Google executive told a baffled audience that desktops would be "irrelevant" in three years, eclipsed by the growing reliance on laptops, smartphones and other mobile systems. While that's probably a stretch, Lenovo says wireless Internet products will account for up to 80% of its sales within five years.
The computer maker dove into the mobile market earlier this year, introducing a smartphone as well as the IdeaPad U1 notebook/tablet hybrid and the Skylight smartbook. "Mobile Internet is very important," said Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanging, noting that laptop sales have already surpassed desktops.
Lenovo will focus on promoting mobile Internet and sales in emerging regions throughout Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Yang said the company's long-term strategy, called "protect and attack," aims to expand its presence in China, which accounts for nearly half of Lenovo's global sales.