While the smaller version of the Lenovo Miix is not being sold in the states, the 10.1 inch version will still be available. Bob O’Donnell, principal analyst at Technalysis Research, says that the manufacturer's actions are reasonable. Sharpening up his pencil, O'Donnell notes that smaller screened Android tablets are selling well, as opposed to Windows models. "It’s impossible for Windows devices to compete," said the analyst.
The move by Lenovo follows Microsoft's decision to cancel the launch of a Windows RT 8.1 powered Surface mini tablet, that was supposed to be released in May. There is speculation that the slate was 86'd by Microsoft, because the software giant felt that the 7.5 inch to 8 inch slate would not be a hit. Whatever Microsoft saw that made them cancel the Surface mini was also spotted by Lenovo.