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Lenovo planning to release Windows 8 tablet on Day 1, says report

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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

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