What's this? A new sliver of hope in a dark, lost world? Before you throw your hands up and shut your eyes, you should know that all of this is coming from Digitimes
, so taking it all in with an unhealthy dose of salt is highly suggested. According to them, Lenovo
is actually planning to eventually ship its Skylight
and IdeaPad U1 Hybrid
(yeah, the two machines that were kinda-sorta shelved
a month ago), but with far different specifications. For starters, they'll rely on Qualcomm's recently announced
dual-core processor line, and rather than using the now-nonexistent Skylight OS, they'll both rely on Google's Android. If all goes well, the official launch will occur before the dawn of 2011, but there's no solid word on when they'll actually ship. In related news, there's also word that Toshiba will be readying a smartbook in its long-standing Dynabook line, with NVIDIA's Tegra 250 under the hood, a 10.1-inch panel and Android running the show. Now, who's up for seeing if any of this actually comes to fruition?