Lenovo, the world’s No. 4 PC maker, is setting up a new product group that will focus on tablet computers and mobile devices that link to the Internet.

Among those offerings will be web-connected TVs.

This new reorganization at Lenovo follows the recent spin-off of some 40 engineers who are developing a videogame console called the eBox. (Read more here.)

Lenovo, which bases its global headquarters in Morrisville, made the announcement in Beijing.

Last year, Lenovo executives said the mobile Internet would be a primary focus for future growth of the company. Most of its operations are located in China where it is No. 1 in PC market share.

China has the world’s largest online population, and it is growing rapidly.

Lenovo unveiled its “LePad” tablet PC and IdeaPad U1 Hybrid, which combines a laptop and a tablet that can be separated from the base unit, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas two weeks ago.

The LePad is Lenovo’s counter to Apple’s big hit iPad.

Its “LePhone” smart phone was launched last year. The group that developed the smart phone was reacquired by Lenovo after the business had been spun off as a separate operation.

Liu Jun will lead the new operation.

Peter Hortensius, who rank the Think product group, replaces Liu.

Liu will be based in Beijing, Hortensius in Morrisville.

Called the Mobile Internet and Digital Home Business Group, its focus will be on what Lenovo called “convergence” devices.

Another point of emphasis will be “cloud computing” through which multiple PCs and machines can be linked for collaborative purposes.

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