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Lenovo expands sales partnership with Taiwan operators

2012/05/16 22:21:52

Taipei, May 16 (CNA) China's Lenovo Group said Wednesday it plans to sell more consumer laptops and tablet computers through Taiwan's telecom operators in a bid to achieve higher growth in the country this year.

The world's No. 2 PC maker has started talks with three major carriers to create new forms of partnership, with its tablet PCs expected to go on sale during the second quarter, said Justin Liang, general manager of Lenovo's Taiwan branch.

"The cooperation will not only include subsidies from operators," Liang said during a press briefing, referring to Chunghwa Telecom Co., Taiwan Mobile Co. and Far EasTone Telecommunications Co.

"We will try to create a win-win situation," he said.

Liang noted that Lenovo reported a double-digit quarterly growth in each of the past five quarters in Taiwan, helping the Chinese brand remain the top foreign PC maker and the third largest PC vendor on the island.

In the first three months of 2012, Lenovo's consumer notebook sales in Taiwan also tripled from those in the same period of last year, as the company targets a higher share of the consumer market, Liang said.

He said Lenovo hopes to report a double-digit sales growth in Taiwan for the whole of 2012, with the company's new products including Ultrabooks expected to be highly competitive in terms of price when they hit store shelves later this year.

(By Jeffrey Wu)