has a really good thing going with its computer business as it wrestles with Hewlett-Packard
for the shipment crown, and though the company continues to experience better growth in the PC market than its rivals, it also recognizes there's a mobile movement taking place. Perhaps for that reason, Lenovo is reportedly looking to acquire NEC's
mobile phone business.
Citing a source that doesn't want to be identified, Reuters
reports that NEC is in talks with multiple potential buyers. If true, it marks a shift in priorities for NEC, which up to this point had claimed that its mobile unit was an integral part of its overall business.
NEC addressed the rumor by providing a statement through the Tokyo Stock Exchange, saying that it's "considering a number of ways to bolster the competitiveness of our mobile phone business," but stressing that nothing has yet been decided. Lenovo, on the other hand, has not issued a comment.
The mobile phone market is currently dominated by Samsung and Apple
. Lenovo, however, is motivated by its success in China, prompting the company to more aggressively try to expand in overseas territories.