Lenovo, the world’s No. 4 PC maker, plans to sell its forthcoming “LePad” tablet PC in the U.S. next year, Chief Executive Officer Yang Yuanqing says.

In an interview in Beijing, Yang told Owen Fletcher of the Wall Street Journal that Lenovo wants to capitalize on increasing global demand for tablets. He also said Lenovo would continue its recent growth, which has lifted it to more than 10 percent in global market share.

“We will keep growing faster than the market average, than the competition,” Yang said.

Lenovo, which reported strong profits and increasing global market share in its earnings report earlier this week, bases its headquarters in Morrisville. Most of its operations are located in China.

(Read LTW’s report about Lenovo’s earnings here.

The company already sells its own smart phone called the LePhone.

Yang also said Lenovo is interested in making acquisitions but didn’t disclose any details.

Lenovo management has repeatedly hinted at making deals over the past two years, including a possible deal for the top PC maker in Brazil.

For the Wall Street Journal report, read here.

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