Lenovo Launching LePad in the US Next Year


China-based Lenovo Group’s Chief Executive Yang Yuanqinq has expressed plans to bring the Lenovo LePad to the United States. This follows interest from the American market after Lenovo showed off their unique user interface for Android and the detachable hardware QWERTY keyboard that you can get with their phone offering, the LePhone.


They’d be butting heads with some rather large players here in the states. Most worthy of mention is Apple, of course, who is currently dominating the market with their iPad. Samsung in Korea just introduced a nice option on the Android front, of course, with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and Blackberry’s Playbook tablet could be a sleeper hit once RIM is finally ready to release it.

And if they’re willing to bring a tablet to the table, we don’t see why they wouldn’t bring their Android-based phone out, as well. Let’s hope we hear more about that come early 2011.

[via Wall Street Journal]

Quentyn Kennemer
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  1. Im still on the fence about these things. It’s cool that it will have Android but im wondering how durable the top portion is(tablet holder).

  2. Quentyn, the picture you have is NOT the LePad!!! That’s really misleading when people see it and think it’s the LePad. It’s the Lenovo IdeaPad U1, which is a hybrid laptop (that’s running Windows) and tablet (that’s running Android).

  3. Ive been seeing weird things in the phandroid header the last couple of days. It looks like random phandroid pages are being displayed in an iframe complete with scroll bars. Right now i see the same thing except its just text that reads…

    I am a database and that is all I’ll ever be.
    I am a database, free from redundancy.
    I am a database and all I do is aim to please.
    Hey baby, wanna have a taste of my primary keys?

    what’s going on?

  4. @josh
    im having these things occuring to. i think u should contact them or somthing

  5. I contacted them yesterday. Sent Rob a video of me scrolling through the page displayed in the iframe on top of the page.

  6. @Josh: WTF? lol, at least whoever deals with that has a sense of humor.

  7. Weird, I thought you were crazy until I scrolled up and I see it too. Hmmm. Only part of it is cut off on my screen…

  8. @Roze I know it’s not the LePad. I actually wasn’t trying to visualize the LePad, it was the best picture I could find to visualize the LePhone and its detachable QWERTY keyboard.

  9. @Alexander – just trying to let them know there ads are having problems. This site makes money from these ads and im sure they would want to know when theres a problem.

  10. I hope they let you dual boot. This is exactly what I would want, use Android in the tablet form, then some other OS (Ubuntu would be nice) when it’s in the dock.

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