Lenovo, the world’s second-biggest maker of personal-computers, will offer upgraded versions of its smartphone and tablet computer in China, where the company is starting a cloud-computing service for consumers.

The new “Lenovo Cloud” service allows users to store and download data on remote computer servers with devices including phones and tablets, the company said in an e-mailed statement today. Lenovo is aiming to make new devices that offer better integration with cloud-computing technology, it said.

Details emerged Tuesday about a new “tablet phone” from Lenovo that includes a 5-inch screen. Called the LePad S2005, the device was examined and photographed in Beijing by the China affiliate of the tech website Engadget. The combination tablet PC and mobile phone was first reported last week.

Also, Digitimes in Taiwan reported that Lenovo is preparing to launch new tablets running on Google’s Android 4.0 operating system. The emerging system is called Ice Cream Sandwich. The tablet will feature four processors vs. the standard dual-core processors of other tablets such as Apple.

Just last week, Lenovo announced an Android tablet equipped with Qualcomm chips that would enable users to utilize their machines worldwide over different wireless networks. The company also unveiled what it calls the world’s smallest desktop PC.

The new product offerings follow changes in management earlier this month in which Chief Executive Officer Yang Yuanqing took over as chairman and formed a new executive committee to plan the company’s next major initiatives and strategy.

LeTV Also Coming 

The computer maker follows Chinese Web companies including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Baidu Inc. in offering cloud services in China, the world’s biggest Internet market by users. Internationally, Apple Inc. aims to add users to its iCloud service, which allows online sharing of music, photographs and documents for iPhone and iPad users, and compete against rival cloud technology by Google Inc.

Lenovo will offer new versions of its LePhone and LePad products, and introduce LeTV, a television device, according to the statement. LeTV will start selling in the first quarter of next year, the company said, without indicating when it will introduce the upgraded smartphone and tablet computer models.

The Chinese company, which acquired the PC unit of International Business Machines Corp. in 2005 to expand overseas, will also upgrade its online applications store.

Lenovo operates its executive headquarters in Morrisville.

Alibaba Group, part-owned by Yahoo! Inc., in July unveiled an operating system for mobile devices that lets users access applications using cloud computing technology. In September, Baidu said it will offer a new cloud technology aimed at mobile- phone users.

Lenovo accounted for 13.5 percent of the global PC market by shipments last quarter, increasing from 11.1 percent a year earlier, overtaking Dell Inc., according to researcher Gartner Inc. The Chinese company trailed only Hewlett-Packard Co., whose market share rose to 17.7 percent from 17.3 percent, Gartner said.

(Bloomberg contributed to this report.)

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