MORRISVILLE, N.C. – A Lenovo spokesperson in Beijing confirmed with some additional information that the world’s third leading personal computer manufacturer would indeed launch a business unit focused on consumers.
"It is being prepared but we don’t know yet when it will be announced,” Lenovo’s Jay Chen told The Associated Press.
Reuters also had a similar story based on reporting out of Beijing.
WRAL Local Tech Wire reported on Wednesday that a spokesperson at Lenovo’s headquarters in Morrisville, confirmed that the business unit would be formed and would be led by Lenovo Chairman Yang Yuanqing on a temporary basis.
Chen also told The AP that a sales model geared to consumers had already been tested successfully in German and India.
A spokesperson denied rumors that Lenovo would be split into two companies, according to Reuters.
Chinese media first reported speculation about the launch of a consumer business unit on Tuesday. WRAL Local Tech Wire confirmed the rumors with official comment late Tuesday evening.