Lenovo apparently isn’t satisfied with one new device to counter Apple;s iPad.
The world’s No. 2 PC manufacturer is working with chip manufacturer Nvidia on a tablet/notebook that would run Windows RT, The Wall Street Journal reports. Lenovo just this week disclosed plans for an Intel-powered Windows 8 tablet. Windows 8 is due out in October.
The tablet also reportedly will be a convertible notebook with a keyboard that “flips around” and turns it into a tablet. (The Yoga from Lenovo touts the “flip” capability. See photo with this post.)
The Journal cited several unnamed sources for the story.
At the Lenovo event on Wednesday in New York where the company celebrated 20 years of ThinkPad technology, some information emerged about the new product.
“Dilip Bhatia, general manager of Lenovo’s ThinkPad business, said in an interview at the event that along with the Intel-based tablet, Lenovo also plans to introduce a Windows RT device when Windows hits the market,” the Journal reported. “He declined to provide details about the product.”
Intel and AMD chips power most PCs.
Nvidia is targeting the mobile market for its chips that are based on technology licensed from ARM Holdings.
Lenovo operates its global executive headquarters in Morrisville.
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