For a moment there it seemed that Microsoft was about to lose a major partner in the United States, as rumors were flying hard and fast that Lenovo was ready to give up on small tablets in the region.
Luckily, the reports of American users not interested in small tablets were terribly exaggerated.
And although Lenovo, the largest maker of computer hardware, is no longer selling the ThinkPad 8 in the United States, and has already sold out on the Miix 8 inventory, the company will continue to bring new Windows powered tablets to the market — both large and small.
Soon after these earlier reports, the company posted a statement, clarifying:
“We will continue to bring new Windows devices to market across different screen sizes, including a new 8-inch tablet and 10-inch tablet coming this holiday.
Our model mix changes as per customer demand, and although we are no longer selling ThinkPad 8 in the U.S., and we have sold out of Miix 8-inch, we are not getting out of the small-screen Windows tablet business as was reported by the media. In short, we will continue to sell both 8 and 10 inch Windows tablets in both the U.S. and non-U.S markets.”
Encouraging news all around — in particular the confirmation that two new tablets, and 8-inch and 10-inch model, are being prepared for release in the very near future.
In fact, the news of the Miix 8 tablet selling out clearly shows that there is a demand for Windows powered tablets in general, and this Lenovo model in particular. All is well with the world, people. No one is pulling a Samsung here.