Sony denies rumors of plans to sell overseas Vaio PC business to Lenovo

Japanese electronics giant and Chinese PC makers Lenovo are in talks about a possible joint venture to take over the former’s loss-making Vaio PC business outside Japan, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported today. The Japanese electronics and media giant called the report inaccurate while acknowledging that it was looking at various possibilities for the unit. 

Lenovo’s spate of new business deals will not include a PC venture with Sony, that’s according toa statement from Sony in response to speculation. Reuters was among the media to suggest that Lenovo — which recently announced deals to buy Motorola from Google and acquire IBM’s low-end server business — was in talks with Sony with a view to “taking over” the overseas branch of its Vaio PC business. The statement from the Japanese company does, however, confirm that it is exploring a range of possibilities for its PC business in the future.

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