Lenovo (0992.HK) officially unveiled its mobile Internet strategy at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas yesterday as well as its first generation of mobile Internet products, including the Skylight smartbook, the LePhone smartphone and the Ideapad U1 notebook, which boasts two processors and has a detachable display that can function as a tablet PC.
The handset also supports Lenovo's self-developed "push" technology to provide LePhone users with real-time information services. Users will be able to download software widgets and applications from a Lenovo app store pre-installed on the handset.
Lenovo is also displaying 20 other Think and Idea brand products at CES.
Editor's Note: CTO He Zheqiang revealed that Lenovo plans to launch its mobile application store in May 2010. One industry source said the app store will primarily provide applications for the LePhone from third-party developers working closely with Lenovo to ensure compatibility. For more background on this topic, please see "Lenovo to Unveil Smartbook at CES" MD 12/31/09 issue.