Lenovo to press LePad on LeWorld
Global release for erstwhile 'China only' Android tablet
Lenovo will bring its entry into the Android tablet arena to a world audience, but not before it has released the gadget in its native China.
The tablet, called the LePad and which, like HTC's Flyer tablet , will run Android 2.2 Froyo, will go on sale in China in March, around the time that its competitors begin selling Android 3.0 Honeycomb-based rivals in the West. LePad will be released to other countries in June, a Lenovo spokesman told IDG .
LePad and IdeaPad U1: from tablet to netbook, and back again
LePad is a 10.1in tablet with a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU. Lenovo showed it off at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last January, along with a laptop-style unit, the IdeaPad U1, into which the LePad can be clipped to make a netbook.
At the time, both items were said to be aimed solely at the Chinese market.
Will the gadget come to the UK, though? Lenovo recently confessed that its new, AMD-based 11.6in sub-notebook the ThinkPad X120e is not going to be made available to Europeans . Perhaps the LePad - despite its Gallic-sounding name - won't either. ®