Lenovo Explains First ThinkPad Tablet On Video, Promises New Products
Did you know that the original ThinkPad was a tablet/slate PC? Amazingly, it was! The ThinkPad 700T was a flat device without a physical keyboard, and the goal was to use it to spring handwriting recognition software into the mainstream. The video goes on to explain how IBM (who coined the ThinkPad originally) came up with the name; essentially, Think was a big company mantra, and since the device looked a little like a pad, the ThinkPad name was born. We even learned that the original ThinkPad had a magnesium casing, and that "tough" build quality has remained all the way through the ThinkPad's lineage.
The best part of all of this is that Lenovo is using the video to promise us that some exciting new products in the near future. Hmm...maybe a tablet? Just a wild, wild guess!