Chinese PC makers Lenovo is planning to release its LePad tablet worldwide in June. But they will be launching the device in China at the end of March, as said by the company spokesman.
The LePad which is the company’s first tablet computer was unveiled in January during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The device packs together a 10.1- inch screen and runs the Android 2.2 OS on a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
Lenovo said that the device would be priced between $399 and $499. The company is planning now to sell it overseas but it is still not certain which markets will be targeted. Levono is the world’s fourth largest PC maker and dominates the Chinese market. Recently it has been showing keen interest in developing products in the emerging areas of tablets and smartphones. Last month, the company established a new business unit focused solely on developing such gadgets.
HP has firmed up a plan to launch its newest mobile device, the Slate, sometime in June 2010 and had launched videos that aim to disclose the Slate’s advantages over Apple’s iPad. HP is quite confident that although Slate isn’t a pioneer in this field, a full two months after the iPad’s launch, its product will provide better value and features.
Currently, Apple is hard-pressed to meet the high demand in US market. Such is the hysteria for the tablet that Apple has postponed the international launch until the production line can keep up. Sure there are some good reasons behind this craze as Apple is presently the only one offering a true tablet computer experience (No, your bulky Windows tablet doesn’t count!). The iPad boasts features that shape the new and dynamic field in computer world, it has smooth e-book support, better integration with the Apple’s app store and so much more. With a …
If ever there is to be a comparison ala the David vs Goliath then this is to be that. Even as Steve Jobs came out of his retirement to unveil yet another jewel to his oeuvre, the iPad for critics and cult followers alike failed to create the same kind of magic and hoopla that was created by the devices that preceded it.
iPad, like all of its predecessors was a design marvel but lacked few of the key features the Apple cult followers were seriously expecting it to come equipped with, now for one the amount of competition for iPad like devices. Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and Sony’s eReader each have their own amount of market penetration and have each in their own way justified themselves to be the best. The iPad does so many functions that one is pretty bemused of what he has to call it.
And then …