Just after HP’s TouchPad became the biggest casualty of the tablet wars, Lenovo is preparing its next foray into the battlefield with the launch of their IdeaPad and ThinkPad. Both the customer and business tablets are running on the Android platform, a smart move by Lenovo to be building on a platform with more recognition.
The Lenovo tablets have had some glowing reviews with TechCrunch hinting that the ThinkPad “might be the best Honeycomb tablet available right now”. Lessons learnt from the TouchPad’s early demise has taught tablet manufacturers one thing, hardware features are not all that defines the success story of a tablet but also the platform that the tablet runs on. And Android is probably one of the most attractive platforms available.
Lenovo probably understands this the best in their efforts to avoid suffering the same fate as HP. With this tablet launch, they are also looking to see how they can increase the allure of the Android platform because the more attractive the platform becomes, so too does their tablets.
The personal technology company is putting their money where their mouth is by laying out a S$3,000 cash prize and two tablets on the table for the best Android app developed in 24 hours during their code-a-thon. The event will be held on 16 -17 of September and is open to the public. To take part in the challenge, RSVP here or follow the event Twitter hashtag #Codein24.
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