Lenovo is planning to release a Google Android based convertible notebook-tablet in this calendar year. DigiTimes reported that the company is planning to release Intel or ARM based convertible tablet running Android in the first half of this year. This convertible tablet would be mostly like the existing Asus Transformer Prime series tablet with keyboard dock.
Intel and Lenovo had planned to introduce tablets that would run Google Android operating system. These tablets were expected to house the Intel Atom series mobile processor inside. Lenovo was supposed to introduce Intel Medfield based tablet last year but did not introduce for reasons not made public.
Now the company is planning to introduce a tablet with dockable keyboard bundled and will house the new powerful dual-core Intel Atom Clover Trail+ mobile processor inside. So without the keyboard dock, the tablet can be used standalone with the touchscreen display. The keyboard dock gives a full set of keys and also battery for extra run time. This tablet might be announced sometime in first half of this year.
The Asus Transformer series tablet really performed decently against the several other tablets launched at similar pricing and specifications. Noting that, Lenovo plans to compete with Asus on similar product front. With the better hardware, the cost and eventually the selling price of the tablet also rises a bit. We expect to see more tablets with keyboard dock bundled together.