Lenovo is reportedly working on a quad-core LePad (ThinkPad in other markets) tablet. This comes from a Digitimes report that credits upstream supply chain partners as the source. The news, if it’s true, is somewhat predictable as tablet makers move to dual-core CPU platforms. Lenovo has seen a fair amount of success in the tablet market thanks to its solid ThinkPad Android tablet. The Digitimes reports states that Lenovo has managed to steal a bit of market share from Apple, which is currently around 8.4% in Lenovo’s home market of China.
The report goes on to state that the upcoming tablet is set to enter mass production after the first of the year. With that timetable, a CES 2012 debut is highly likely. No other details were given including specs or price point.
With several large Android tablet players exiting the game, it creates a bit of breathing room for companies like Lenovo sticking with it. Android tablets will likely always take a back seat to iOS models, but there’s still money to be made and fans to be fulfilled. Lenovo’s first go at an Android tablet was a home run. With a solid feature set including an active digitizer stylus, IPS screen, and a great look and build, the company has solid foundation to build future models upon. I fully expect Lenovo’s next Android tablet to be a similar market leader.
Lenovo Group Limited, an investment holding company, engages manufacture and distribution of IT products and services. It offers laptops, desktops, workstations, servers, batteries and power, docks and port replicators, carrying cases, software, monitors, touch-screen devices, and printers. The company also provides accessories and upgrades, such as audio and video, cables and adapters, carrying cases, keyboards and mice, memory, projectors, security, storage, and wireless and networking products. In addition, it involves in the property holding and property management, procurement agency,...