Recently, with the introduction of the Indamixx
2 and a few tablets from
Eurotech, we're beginning to think that specialized tablets may be the
next big thing. Apple's iPad
has so badly dominated the standard tablet
market already that some companies are taking a slightly different
approach. Rather than taking on the iPad in a game that it's great at,
some companies are tweaking their slate PCs in order to make them
somewhat differentiated. It's a smart strategy. Everyone that wants a
tablet in the shape of the iPad is probably going to purchase an iPad.
But what if you want something a little different?
is definitely different, but up until now, we didn't know
if it was going to be released in North America. In fact, we haven't
heard anything about the LePad since it was originally revealed to the
world back in July. But now, the pieces are starting to come together,
and while Lenovo has been known to pull the plug on consumer devices
even after showcasing them, the LePad will be making landfall as hoped.
Chief Executive Yang Yuanqing recently stated that the LePad will be
shipping in America next year, shortly after it launches in the
company's home market of China. Pricing hasn't been made available, but
what's interesting is that the Wall Street Journal report confirming the
details also mentions that "Lenovo is interested in acquisitions in the
PC industry," but no further details were provided. Rather than lots of
company's taking on Apple by their lonesome, perhaps Lenovo could
strike big if paired with someone else.
But that's just speculation: at least we know now that the LePad isn't
speculation. Rather, it'll be coming to America in 2011 with Android