Lenovo Fights Back by Affirming Commitment to Windows Tablets
Lenovo is fighting back by releasing a press release last Friday refuting earlier reports that the company has given up selling small screen Windows Tablets in the United States. When we say small screen, we’re referring to tablets which are smaller than 10 inches.
So why the dispute? Well, the earlier media reports have stated that Lenovo will be pulling itself out of the American market when it comes to the smaller screen tablets. This, the company has said is just not true. The company says there is still a strong demand in the market for their devices and people are still buying it so why stop production?
However, there will still be a lot of pressure on the company. The gadgets being churned out are costing much more than competitors even though the features are more or less the same.
Last Thursday, Lenovo did confirm however, that the ThinkPad 8 which costs $400 and the $300 Miix 2 will no longer be in production. The company has halted sales of these two 8 inch screen Window Tablets in the United States.
“In North America, we’re seeing stronger interest in the larger screen sizes for Windows tablets,” Raymond Gorman, a Lenovo spokesman, said in an email. “In other markets, particularly Brazil, China, and Japan, the demand for ThinkPad 8 has been much stronger, so we are adjusting our ThinkPad 8 inventories to meet increasing demand in those markets.”
Two days later in an official statement on Lenovo.com , the company explained that “Our model mix changes as per customer demand, and although we are no longer selling ThinkPad 8 in the U.S., and we have sold out of Miix 8-inch, we are not getting out of the small-screen Windows tablet business as was reported by the media. In short, we will continue to sell both 8 and 10 inch Windows tablets in both the U.S. and non-U.S markets.”
Source: PC World