May 11, 2009 (China Knowledge) - Lenovo<0992>, the world's fourth-largest computer manufacturer, estimats that its netbook sales in China will reach 900,000 units in 2009, accounting for 35% of the Chinese netbook market, according to Zhang Hua, Lenovo's sales manager for Greater China and Russia.
Lenovo will expand its netbook shipment channels this year in part by cooperating with telecom operators and cell phone OEMs.
In particular, Lenovo hopes to provide 30% of the customized netbooks China Mobile Ltd<0941><CHL> will need this year.
Xie Linzhen, deputy chief of the China Mobile Communications Association (CMCA), estimates that China Mobile will have over 1.5 million netbook users in the first year after the launch of the netbook business. It will bring Lenovo around 450,000 netbook customers.
Last month, China Mobile announced that it will cooperate with 17 PC makers to launch 29 models of G3 netbooks. As one of the 17 appointed PC makers, Lenovo has benefited from the rise of China's 3G technology.