Your smartphone, tablet, desktop and your TV will live in harmony and the Cloud will hold it all together.
At least that is what Lenovo is hoping for going into 2012.
Cloud services, a prevailing theme in 2012, seem a natural addition to all the smartphones and tablet ecosystems.
Lenovo's four screen strategy involves, smartphones, tablets, PCs and HDTVs, their Personal Cloud service will serve as the glue that keeps things in synch. The service will allow people to access and share data using any of these connected devices.
"Lenovo is breaking down the barriers of device differentiation and weaving together hardware, software and cloud services that are connected, experiential and dynamic," explained Lenovo's Senior Vice President Liu Jun.
"We understand our users need more than just the traditional keyboard and screen for a truly satisfying digital experience. Our Personal Cloud vision integrates all devices, from tablets to TVs, for a comprehensive mobile Internet experience anytime, anywhere."
It is one thing to offer cloud solutions free as to entice users. But the success of these services will be determined on whether or not they can be scaled to volume once adoptions and usage becomes the norm.
Even Apple, which has various data centres powering its iCloud initiative, experienced early hiccups in rolling out the service and had to launch its features in phases. Just because something is a good copy of a model that works, doesn't mean it will be successful.
Cloud computing will continue to be a core topic going forward in 2012, as more devices are launched that will be dependent on various synching, storage, streaming and sharing features. We're clearly seeing evolution not just in products, but in their supporting ecosystems.
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