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Lenovo LePad Android tablet will launch around the globe in May

The Lenovo Lepad is a 10 inch Android tablet which the company plans to offer first in its home Market of china. But now the company says the tablet will also be available globally in the first half of the year. The current plan is to launch the LePad in China in late March, and […]

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Lenovo unveils the new LePad tablet and IdeaPad U1 hybrid

As expected, Lenovo is re-introducing the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid that the company first showed off at CES 2010. Like last year, the Hybrid is a two-piece device, with a standalone tablet (now called the LePad) and a keyboard/docking station with a separate processor, battery, and hard drive. Docked, you can use the U1 Hybrid like […]

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Lenovo LePad tablet makes a Chinese appearance

Lenovo is expected to launch its upcoming LePad tablet first in China, and then possibly in other parts of the globe. But there’s a chance that the company might at least show off the LePad at the CES trade show in Las Vegas next month… especially since the company appears to have at least one […]

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Lenovo to launch 7 inch Android tablet in China?

We’ve been hearing for a while that Lenovo would launch its upcoming Android tablet in China before deciding whether to offer the product in other countries. That makes sense, since Lenovo’s home base is in China, and the company took a similar strategy with last year’s launch of the LePhone Android handset. But I’d kind […]

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Lenovo to launch LePad 10 inch Android tablet in December

Lenovo says it will launch its LePad slate computer in China in December, with Engadget reporting that an optional keyboard/laptop component coming in January. As a quick refresher, Lenovo introduced a concept device earlier this year called the Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid. At first glance, the Hybrid looks like a Laptop — but you can […]

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Lenovo Skylight, IdeaPad U1 Hybrid on track to launch this year (with Android)

Two of the most interesting devices I’ve seen this year are the Lenovo Skylight smartbook and IdeaPad U1 Hybrid notebook with a detachable display that works as a standalone tablet. And while both will miss their original shipping deadlines since Lenovo decided to scrap the custom Linux distribution powering the devices and replace it with […]

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Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid, Skylight aren’t dead yet

Lenovo may have put its innovative Skylight smartbook and IdeaPad U1 Hybrid notebook with a detachable screen/tablet on hold indefinitely — but it looks like the projects aren’t entirely dead. As the company hinted a few weeks ago, Lenovo is looking at Google Android as an alternative to the Skylight operating system that had been […]

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Goodbye Skylight OS: Lenovo Skylight and U1 Hybrid to use Google Android

First the good news: Lenovo realized that nobody wants to use a custom Linux-based user interface with virtually no third party apps on the company’s upcoming Skylight smartbook and Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid tablet/laptop device. So Lenovo is killing the Skylight OS project and will instead use Google Android on those two devices. Now the […]

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Hands on with Lenovo’s new tablet, smartbook, and hybrid device

I got a chance to check out Lenovo’s new products at a press event this evening. And I have to say, there’s a lot to like (plus a few nits to pick). First up, the most remarkable device Lenovo announced this week: The IdeaPad U1 Hybrid. This device actually consists of two different computers that […]