The booming tablet PC market will soon see Lenovo joining the competition at the end of this month, Chen Ji, a public relation's official with the company said Sunday. Lenovo's version of a tablet PC, LePad, made its debut at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. LePad offers a 10.1-inch display and weighs roughly 0.76 kilograms. Media reports said that the gadget would come in three colors, white, black and red. Yang Yuanqing, CEO of the company, said over the weekend that he is confident that sales of LePad will surpass those of the Apple iPad
I've been hearing the phrase "post-PC era" so much now that I wince when I hear the term. Clearly is must be time for me to get something off my chest. There is no post-PC era. Not as I see the landscape, at least. To me, tablets are a big break with the past when it comes to user interface, but deep down, more stays the same than changes. And the better tablets get, the more they'll simply absorb what we do with PCs. In short, tablets will become PCs. Different PCs from today's
Before Apple released its iPad last April, skeptics loudly protested that consumers didn't want or need tablets. "You might want to tell me the difference between a large phone and a tablet," Eric Schmidt, then-CEO of Google, smirked soon after Apple unveiled its invention. What a difference a year makes. A whopping 102 tablets are on sale or in progress from 64 different manufacturers, according to a new study from consulting firm PRTM.
Technology services provider Digital China Holdings Ltd is bidding for the rights to sell Apple Inc's iPad and Research in Motion Ltd's tablet PC in China, its chief executive said. The company was also aiming to ultimately raise its gross margin to 20 percent from 6.8 percent last year by focusing more on tech services, Guo Wei told Reuters in an interview on Friday. "Our future development is still looking for products that fit into our vision of a digital city," Guo said. "We'll be looking for business opportunities