Lenovo wants to be the first manufacturer with a Windows 8 tablet

Lenovo wants to be the first manufacturer with a Windows 8 tablet
It appears that to manufacturers of tablets, being the first out in the market with a Windows 8 unit is very prestigious. There is speculation that Lenovo wants to be the first with a tablet in the stores that is powered by the new build of Microsoft's operating system. The rumor is that as soon as Windows 8 is on the shelves, so will a Lenovo Windows 8 flavored tablet. But the manufacturer better not start taking a victory lap just yet. It seems that Dell also has its heart set on being the first to offer a Windows 8 tablet with Michal Dell saying that "We’ll be there right on the very first day that Windows 8 is available." According to a source for The Verge, the OS will be shipping in October

The same source didn't give away much info on the Lenovo tablet except to say it will have an Intel produced processor. One possible device that would make an impressive debut for the OS would be the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga which was seen at this year's CES and sports a 13.3 inch display. The device has an attachable keyboard on a 360 degree hinge that allows you to convert it into a laptop.

Besides Dell and Lenovo, other manufacturers are going to be hard at work to grab some of the Windows 8 market share including Nokia, HP, Sony and Asus. According to Microsoft's tablet requirements, any Windows 7 device will be able to use Windows 8. If the model supports five touchpoints, has a variety of sensors and is equipped with certain hardware buttons, it also could be marketed as a Windows 8 device.

source: Bloomberg, TheVerge via GSMArena

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