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Lenovo says it will continue to sell small-screened Windows tablets in the U.S.

Lenovo says it will continue to sell small-screened Windows tablets in the U.S.
On Friday, we told you that it appeared as though Lenovo had stopped selling small-screened Windows tablets in the states. A Lenovo spokesman even explained at the time, that the manufacturer had seen stronger demand for larger-screened Windows slates in the U.S. But on Saturday, Lenovo said that the whole thing was just a misunderstanding. Lenovo did admit that the 8 inch Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is no longer being sold in the U.S., but said that the reason for the absence of the 8 inch Lenovo Miix2 is because it has been sold out in the U.S. "Our model mix changes as per customer demand," a Lenovo spokesman said.

To prove its point that nothing has changed, Lenovo says that for the holidays, it will have a new 8 inch Windows tablet in the states. Accompanying that device will be a 10 inch model. No information about these units has been released, including specs.

What made the rumor about Lenovo dropping smaller-screened Windows tablets in the U.S. appear to be the truth, was Microsoft's decision to pull a new product introduction for the Windows RT 8.1 powered Surface mini at the last minute. One possibility for the apparent lack of new small-screened Windows tablets in the U.S., is the decision by manufacturers to wait for Intel's new Broadwell chips that can run Windows 8.1 while maintaining a svelte design. The chip will be out later this year, which dovetails with Lenovo's comments about releasing a small-screened slate during the holidays.

source: Lenovo via SlashGear

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Lenovo ThinkPad 8 specs
  • Display 8.3 inches 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Intel Atom 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • OS Windows 8.1
Lenovo Miix2 specs
  • OS Windows 8.1
  • Display 8.0 inches 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Intel Atom 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC

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