July 5 (Reuters) - Lenovo Group Ltd and Japan’s NEC Corp are planning to jointly develop tablets, The Nikkei business daily reported.
The companies, which already have a partnership to develop personal computers, are collaborating on tablet R&D, Roderick Lappin, chairman of the Lenovo-NEC joint venture told the daily.
The joint venture’s two units - NEC Personal Computers Ltd and Lenovo Japan Ltd - sell tablets separately now, Nikkei said.
Lenovo, the world’s No. 2 PC maker, and NEC formed a partnership in Japanese PC operations in July 2011. (Reporting by A. Ananthalakshmi in Bangalore; Editing by Supriya Kurane)