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Company in focus: Lenovo loses out on Motorola bet

Mobile phone diversification debacle sees Chinese maker revert to its PC strong suit

Lenovo's logo and products displayed in an electronics shop in Beijing (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

BEIJING/HONG KONG Chinese electronics maker Lenovo Group has put together an impressive streak of acquisitions over the last decade. It took over IBM's PC business. It snapped up German electronics manufacturer Medion and also bought NEC out of a joint PC venture. All these takeovers have helped Lenovo transform itself into the world's largest PC maker by units shipped.

But the purchase of fading U.S. mobile phone maker Motorola Mobility has proved to be a significant blot on Lenovo's copybook.

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