Looks like Lenovo is quite content to follow in the footsteps of Google as it showed off its smart glasses prototype on Thursday which was unveiled for the developers and also for the hardware manufacturers who would possibly be interested in entering into their new partner program. From what we have seen already, the device has a lot of resemblance with Google Glass however its battery is going to be attached down at the user’s necks.
Alongside this, Lenovo has planned a whole set of new products including wireless routers to air purifiers for the Chinese market and it is currently looking for partners who are going to help in the developmental process. The company is also considering teaming up and investing in other tech companies which have products other than PCs and smartphones. For this very purpose, the “NBD” platform has been established by Lenovo because it is quite evident that the company cannot indulge in the process of all these products all by itself. “Right now there are too many kinds of devices you can develop for the Internet of Things. It’s too rich. Not one company can do it all,” said Chen Xudong, Lenovo senior vice president.
In Chinese, this new platform means the “new bench” which is going to offer funding, manufacturing, hardware research and other logistical support to partners. At the moment, the platform is organized for the Chinese market alone but this could be a good way to start products for international distribution as well. “We hope to use Lenovo’s advantages to combine with innovators,” Chen added. “This platform can help them quickly start selling products, and create a supply chain for the market.”