NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they last.
Lenovo will have a Windows 8 tablet ready for the new operating system’s launch day later this year, according to a report by The Verge.
This isn’t terribly surprising considering that Lenovo has already shown much interest in Windows 8. At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, we were able to check out Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga tablet/laptop hybrid, which has Windows 8 running on it. With that in mind, we certainly expected Lenovo to create a stand-alone tablet for Windows 8 as well.
Dell has also indicated that it would offer a business-class tablet on the day that Windows 8 ships. Nokia, HP, Asus, and several other manufacturers are expected to put out Windows 8 devices before the end of the year as well. Nokia design head Marko Ahtisaari just admitted in an interview that he is spending one-third of his time developing a tablet, which is expected to run Windows 8.
While there’s still no release date yet, Windows 8 is expected to be released late in the third quarter of 2012.
Check out a hands-on video with the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga below:
Lenovo IdeaPad screenshot: Sean Ludwig/VentureBeat
VentureBeat is holding its second annual Mobile Summit this April 2-3 in Sausalito, Calif. The invitation-only event will debate the five key business and technology challenges facing the mobile industry today, and participants — 180 mobile executives, investors, and policymakers — will develop concrete, actionable solutions that will shape the future of the mobile industry. You can find out more at our Mobile Summit site.