The latest tablet PC news has it that Lenovo is in the process of readying a tablet PC that it intends to launch in China towards the end of the year. Named the ‘LePad,’ the tablet will be yet another device with the Android as the operating system, revealed the senior vice president of Lenovo, Liu Jun. Unfortunately, this was all that he was in the mood to reveal and did not divulge other facts as to what the tablet would be like or when it would set sail for distant shores, if ever it would do so after its Chinese debut.
The company also did not confirm if their upcoming LePad will be a direct competitor to the Apple’s iPad, the current king of tablets which has been selling in the millions ever since it was launched. However, China is one country where the iPad has yet to flex its muscles. A huge potential market exists in China and the absence of the iPad in the country is glaring to say the least. However, this can prove to be a blessing to Lenovo and provide the head start to their LePad if they come up with a viable product.
The earlier attempts by Lenovo to take the tablet market by storm have only proved ineffectual untill now. It showcased its ‘netvertible’ U1 Hybrid and Skylight smartbook at the CES held earlier in the year though the custom built Linux operating system that the tablets came with led to some dismal performance. So much that the tablets were taken back since for including the popular Android operating system.
Also, with the LePad, it will be the first time that Lenovo will be making a PC sans a physical keyboard.