Lenovo is chatting with Packard Bell about a potential buyout to strengthen its position in the European market. Lenovo is currently the third-ranked PC vendor in the world. [New York Times]
If I am not mistaken, Lenovo bought at least the name licensing from IBM, as the former Thinkpad is now made by Lenovo and no longer IBM. Why take a sold name and repuation like IBM/Thinkpad and pollute it with the worst EVER reputation for computers tht Packard Bell has. If I was a Lenovo shareholder, I would BOMB this deal.