Lenovo plans to release a tablet PC as well as its IdeaPad U1 — a hybrid computer that can function as both a laptop and tablet. Lenovo will first sell two devices in its domestic China market at the end of the year, Xiong Wen said at the Zhongguancun Innovation Expo 2010 in Beijing.
The company first announced its Android operating system powered tablet pc called the “LePad.”
Lenovo’s IdeaPad U1 was unveiled to public in January, features a detachable touchscreen that can be used as a separate tablet PC. The retail price was estimated at the time to be $999.
Other Chinese companies like Aigo showed off one of the devices, which ran on the Android operating system and cost 1999 yuan ($300), and Hanvon Technology have already launched their two tablets — one which runs on Windows 7, the other on Windows XP — that cost at 5999 yuan ($900).