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Lenovo to unveil netbook range

Paul Kunert

Lenovo is planning an assault on the netbook market by the end of September, according to notebook ODMs in the Far East.

Reports in Taiwan said contract manufacturers Compal Electronics, Wistron and Pegatron Technology are lining up as potential makers of Lenovo's mobile Internet device,as the PC brand looks to enter the market.

Ken Wong, general manager at Lenovo Taiwan said that the company was looking at unveiling a netbook aimed at consumers and businesses in several months.

So far this year, Acer, Hewlett-Packard and MSI have launched versions of the netbook and Dell is also expected to unveil a model in the next few months.

Yesterday, iSuppli predicted that shipments in the netbook sector would reach 18.3 million units by 2012 with revenues expected to hit$291.2m globally.

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