Lenovo says there is no U.S. demand for small Windows tablets

Lenovo says there is no U.S. demand for small Windows tablets
According to a report published on Friday, an email from Lenovo states that there is no demand in the U.S. for Windows tablets under 10 inches. As a result, the manufacturer will stop selling such items in the states. The Lenovo ThinkPad 8 and the 8.1 inch version of the Lenovo Miix2, are being removed from store shelves in the U.S. Remaining stock will be sent to countries like Brazil, China and Japan, where demand remains for such tablets.

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.

source: PCWorld

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

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