LePad Tablet from Lenovo: Another tablet added to the mixDamien Moye
It seems Lenovo is jumping into the tablet market with the LePad tablet which is scheduled to be launched in June, worldwide. The LePad was actually shown in the January CES show in Las Vegas. The breakdown of the device is quite the norm with most of these tablets: a 10.1 inch screen that will be running the Android 2.2 OS with a 1.2 GHz snapdragon processor from Qualcomm.
The pricing is going to be much less than most of the major tablets like the Xoom for example. The pricing is going to between $399 and $449. Currently China will be getting in first in March as Lenovo has been dominating the Chinese market as of late.
It seems like everyone is following on the coat tails of Apple by making these tablets. Currently tablet shipments are expected to be around 54.8 million units in 2011 which is up over 180% for last year, this according to the research firm Gartner.