Lenovo has announced that they will be joining the list of android tablet supplier as early as next year, when they release the LePad Android Tablet. According to the company the LePad will debut in the US early next year possible after the CE Show in Las Vegas. The company did not say how much it The Lenovo LePad Android tablet will cost but did say it will initially run on Google Android mobile OS – version unknown, with the possibility of moving to Google Chrome OS later. When release the LePad will go head to head with the likes of the Asus Eee Pad, ViewSonic Viewpad and others.
ViewSonic debuts the world first dual-boot Windows7 home premium and Google Android 1.6 tablet PC at this years IFA show in Germany. The Viewpad said ViewSonic offers the best of both worlds, because Viewpad 100 offers the latest version of Microsoft Windows and the flexibility of Android. With Viewpad 100 have access to USB connectivity, Adobe Flash support, the ability to create presentation and Word documents and view output via its mini VGA.
The ICD (innovative Converged Devices) 15-inch Vega – touchscreen is schedule to launch in the UK this year. The Android based gadget is to change the way we schedule and manage family appointments and keep in touch with each other. We were given a sneak preview of it at this year’s CES, according to T-Mobile UK, who is collaborating with ICD to build the Vega; the Vega will be the family hub that will manage all household appointment and calendar events.
Dell enters Tablet market with ‘Streak’, a new android based tablet. The Streak tablet (see photo below) is due early June in the UK and will be sold exclusively by O2 the mobile phone and mobile network supplier. It will also be available in US but not until later this summer. We are not told who it the States will be the retailer and Dell is not giving anything away by saying about the price or if there would be a CDMA, LTE, or WiMAX version (i.e. Verizon, Sprint or Clear) available, so right now it is the usual GSM suspects AT&T and/or T-Mobile.
The General Manger of digital products at Toshiba - Jeff Barney, said the company is planning to launch a tablet PC called “Slate”. Currently Toshiba is looking at a veriety of form factors, including a 10-inch dual-screen with Microsoft Windows. In addition to Microsoft Windows 7 there will be a Google mobile Android operating system.