Well, the time has come. Lenovo
has just launched the LePad
in China, and now only time will tell if such a crazily designed device will do well or fade into the background. We suspect that it'll prove quite popular actually, but only wish it were making a quicker trip to America. Lenovo's obviously based in China, so it's not uncommon for some of their devices to sell first in the homeland.
The LePad is an Android-based tablet that was launched on Monday in an exclusive Chinese media-only event, and while no one is publicly saying that this is Lenovo's attack on the iPad, it's pretty clear that the company doesn't want to lose out on the tablet bandwagon. The company is still planning to sell the LePad outside of China by June, but specifics weren't given.
The LePad launch is significant in a lot of ways. For one, it's a crazy new product design, but also, it's the first product to be launched by this particular segment of the company. Will people flock to Lenovo's 10.1" spectacle? Or will they lean towards iPad, the PlayBook, Flyer, or one of the many other rivals out there?