Lenovo has lined up two tablets for a launch soon. Both of the tablets will be in the 10 inch category and will run Android Honeycomb. However, one of the tablets, tentatively named IdeaPad (or maybe even LePad) will be targeted at the consumer segment and will be first off the block, expected to reach the market by July.
The second tablet, also running Honeycomb, will form part of the ThinkPad series of business products. Running Honeycomb defies norm of opting for Google Android when designing a consumer centric tablet and Windows for enterprise oriented tablet PCs.
The business tablet from Lenovo is not likely to hit markets before August. Also, while information about the tablet is scarce, what seems evident is that the tablet will come bundled with a stylus, though it’s not clear if touchscreen technology will be used.
“We’ve really been working to tailor the experience of our tablets,” said Rory Read, the President and Chief Operating Officer at Lenovo, “Some of the early-generation Android devices were a little ahead of their time, and what we’re doing here is making sure [our tablets] are strong. We only have one opportunity to make that first good impression.”
Lenovo is also reportedly working on a new 10 inch and a line of new 7 inch tablets running the Windows operating system.
Stay tuned for more on this.