Apple’s iPad was among the biggest launches last year and the fact was corroborated by the sales figure alone that rose to around 15 million iPads generating $10 billion in revenue.
With a view to give Apple’s high profile product iPad some competition and aiming at breaking its monopoly in terms of popularity, the Chinese computer giant Lenovo launched its own tablet computer at home making an entry to the much crowded market for Tablet computers.
Lenovo will begin selling LePad directly to Chinese consumers this week through its own retail stores and it will put it on sale outside China by June, spokesman Jay Chen told Dow Jones Newswires. “The LePad is the first major launch since the business group’s founding, we are confident in it and will continue to enrich its product line with better performing products and a richer selection of styles,” Lenovo said.
LePad — which was first unveiled in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas — has a 10.1-inch (26 centimetre) colour screen and connects to the Internet using WiFi or 3G telecom services. In China, models equipped with WiFi wireless technology will carry a recommended price tag of 3,499 yuan ($533) for the 16-gigabyte version, the company said.
Not just that iPad would see a competitor with the launch of LePad but also the other major players in the domain such as Dell , Samsung Electronics and BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion would also witness another contender giving a stiff fight to their gadgets.