Local Tech Wire

MORRISVILLE, N.C. – has set a sales target of 1 million for its recently released “Lephone” smartphone, an executive told Reuters in Shanghai on Monday.

"We hope to sell 1 million (units in China) this year," Tong Fuyao, Lenovo’s vice president, said.

Lephone is based on Google’s Android operating system.

As Reuters noted, Lenovo is moving aggressively into the mobile Internet space. In addition to smartphones, the world’s No. 4 PC maker is rolling out numerous new laptops and netbooks with an emphasis on high-speed mobile access.

The company envisions mobile Internet devices to account for up to 20 percent of revenues in five years.

Lenovo’s global headquarters are located in Morrisville, but most of its operations are in China.

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