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Lenovo Says “No” To Windows Tablet/Slates and Waits for Honeycomb for Android



Lenovo may still be releasing the LePad in China, but US Lenovo enthusiasts will have to wait a bit longer to see an Android Tablet/Slate from Lenovo. According to a report from Engadget, Lenovo’s COO Rory Read has been quoted as saying that Lenovo will follow Google’s advice (Android 2.x isn’t made for Tablets) and wait until Honeycomb before they release a Lenovo Android touch tablet.

Lenovo’s Director of New Technology, Howard Locker, is also throwing cold water on the Windows 7 Tablet/Slate front by saying “Windows 7 is based on the same paradigm as 1985 — it’s really an interface that’s optimized for a mouse and keyboard.” I’m thinking, like Engadget, that Locker’s comments mean that we won’t see a Windows 7 Tablet/Slate from Lenovo. Can’t say I blame them.



  1. Guest 2

    10/20/2010 at 2:50 pm

    Sensible move. They won’t be taking a bath like the manufacturers jumping in now.

    Years from now, people will refer to this period like they did with Vista and Windows

    And while I’m no Apple fanboy (I don’t have any recent Apple products), I’m afraid
    Apple will further cement its market share leadership. Even more so when iPad
    gen 2 comes out.

    And don’t be surprised if Apple STILL comes out with a 7″ tablet, Jobs’ rant
    notwithstanding. He may just be pointing out competitors’ shortcomings,
    only to “magically” address them with an Apple 7″ device.

    And to address the “fingers don’t scale” issue, I wouldn’t put it past Apple
    to also introduce a hardware Bluetooth keyboard with touchpad that
    makes a clamshell “netbook” for it’s 7″ slate, or a Lenovo U1-type base.

  2. Jesse B Andersen

    10/22/2010 at 1:48 am

    Kudos to Lenovo for waiting. Its better to release a good solid system rather than launching early with a half working product .

  3. USB 3G

    12/18/2010 at 3:24 am

    Nice, that’s helpful for me!

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