Lenovo to launch 'LePad' tablet by end of 2010

Summary:Watch out, iPad. Lenovo is jumping into the tablet computer ring later this year with the similarly-named "LePad."

Watch out, iPad. Lenovo is jumping into the tablet computer ring later this year with the similarly-named "LePad."

The announcement comes courtesy of recent comments by Liu Jun, the senior VP and president of Lenovo's Consumer Business Group. While there hasn't been an official press release or conference regarding the LePad yet, we do know that it will be Android-based and it should launch by the end of 2010.

Hopefully it starts off with Android 2.2 when launched, but anything else could be just as likely given that we don't know any of the other important specs like display size, processor, etc.

It's also likely that this will launch in China first (à la LePhone) to test the waters, so don't bank on seeing this in North America soon just yet.

Topics: Laptops, Hardware, Lenovo, Mobility, Tablets

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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