So we already know Lenovo has designs on bringing the LePad westwards in the form of the IdeaPad K1
, but now the company's also revealed plans to deliver a Think-branded Android slate to the market, at some point later this summer. That 10-inch device will strive to serve professionals' needs, coming with a stylus for signature capture, and will be followed by an identically sized Windows tablet by the end of the year. Lenovo COO Rory Reid has changed his tune, having previously said there'd be no Windows 7 slates
, but he does seem fully cognizant of the difficulty his company faces in breaking through in this rapidly saturating market. He notes that the experience is being tailored to a high standard and that "we only have one opportunity to make that first good impression." For more info on what this new ThinkPad pad might look like, check out the previous leaks of purported specs
and a Lenovo roadmap
that identified it before this official confirmation.