Lenovo: Windows 8 Tablets Have Vertical Market Appeal
Lenovo’s ThinkPad 2 Tablet, running Windows 8, can appeal to vertical market channel partners and customers — including doctors, lawyers and sales reps, according to Lenovo VP Dilip Bhatia. Without mentioning Apple’s iPad by name, Bhatia said Lenovo’s industrial design is the best approach for demanding business customers. Here’s why.
During a ThinkPad 20th Anniversary Event in New York last week, Bhatia said the ThinkPad 2 Tablet will ship in October. He described how multi-user login and a “real” pen stylus would make the tablet attractive to health care, legal and sales professionals. And for business road warriors, the tablet will offer 10 hours of battery life, plus 3G, 4G and wireless capabilities.
The VAR Guy is intrigued. Lenovo just announced another round of strong quarterly revenues and profits. But in North America, in particular, PC sales growth is challenging amid entrenched competition and stagnant demand. Lenovo hopes the tablet push — through channel partners — will create new revenue stream opportunities in October 2012.
Moreover, The VAR Guy wonders: When will Lenovo’s popular smart phones — available in China — arrive on U.S. shores? Hmmm… That’s a question for another day. In the meantime, Lenovo’s Windows 8 tablets are on the way… with a clear business focus in mind.