Tablet market is getting crowded after every month. Apple kicked off the trend last year with its launch of iPad, then joined Samsung with its Galaxy Tab. Recently, Apple has come up with its second generation tablet, iPad 2 and Motorola Xoom has already arrived. Few others like Rim’s PlayBook, Dell Streak, HTC Flyer are all waiting in the queue. Now, it is Lenovo’s turn to place its bet in the tablet PC market.
China’s leading and world’s 4th largest PC maker, Lenovo, has recently revealed that it would release its first tablet, LePad, next week in the local market. The device would sport a 10.1-inch display and runs on Android OS, most probably the latest Android 3.0 (codenamed Honeycomb). Besides featuring a rear-facing camera, LePad will come up with a front-facing camera too, and thus, allowing users to do video chat and video call.
However, Lenovo has not revealed detailed information on LePad yet, and in fact, the company is yet to decide on its price tag, though it could be reportedly priced at $520. No doubt, Apple’s recent cut on the price of its original iPad, which is currently being offered for only $399 after the release of iPad 2, would have a bearing on the pricing of LePad.
Lenovo's final price decision will be influenced by Apple's surprise price cut on its original iPad models after it launched the iPad 2 in the United States last week, industry insiders said.
Lenovo LePad would be available online at the country’s largest online retail store, Taobao.com.
It is pretty much clear that Lenovo would have a direct competition with Apple iPad 2 which has been available for sales this Friday (March 11) in the US and some other selected countries.