One of the biggest surprises at CES last month was the fact that Lenovo was one of the most exciting companies to watch at the event. I’m not used to thinking of Lenovo as exciting, but there’s no other way to describe some of the products the company introduced at CES, including the Skylight smartbook, IdeaPad U1 hybrid notebook with a removable tablet computer, and even the LePhone, a smartphone which looks unlike anything currently on the market.
But it looks like the company may not be done wowing us. Lenovo posted a message on Twitter this afternoon teasing us with a promise of “exciting products to announce this month.”
There’s no real indication of what those new products may be. But Lenovo included a link to a video (embedded below), which takes us on a walk down memory lane, reminding us that the first ThinkPad devices was actually a slate PC, not a notebook.
Could that mean that Lenovo has a new ThinkPad-branded tablet up its sleeve? Maybe. But there’s a lot we still don’t know. Will it have a keyboard? Will it feature a detachable keyboard like the U1 or an integrated keyboard? Will it run Windows 7 or the Skylight operating system? Or is Lenovo just tossing us the tablet video throw us off course, with the real products having nothing to do with tablets at all?