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Lenovo pulls ThinkPad 8 from US, but plans to launch more small-screen tablets


Lenovo has made it very clear that it is not leaving the US market without actually posting its authority on it. According to a recent statement made by Lenovo, the company has made it clear that it will continue bringing in various sized Windows tablets into the market. Although the company has made a clear statement that it is no longer selling ThinkPad 8 in the market but will launch a series of 8 inch and 10 inch tablets soon.Lenovo plans to hang around in the US markets with more small-screen tablets

According to the reports, Lenovo claims to have had a good sales figure for both Think Pad 8 and Miix 2. Interestingly, Lenovo has claimed that it has completed the sales of all the Miix 2 devices that it had produced. Speaking of the ThinkPad which has actually suffered quite a bit has been pulled of from the markets.

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The official website of Lenovo has completed the quota of sales that was appointed to it and now the company plans to move the remaining devices into other developed nations. Rumors have it that the Chinese will also launch ThinkPad 8 in the markets of Brazil, China and Japan.

Official statement reads:

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.

Earlier in January 2014, the company has announced the Miix 2 as a convertible tablet along with the refreshed Flex, Y and Z series of laptops. Lenovo began to sell affordable 10-inch Miix 2 convertible Windows 8.1 tablet cum laptop on its online store, ahead of the actual release date fixed on March 2014.

Lenovo Miix 2 "tablet" mode

Why has Lenovo suffered with ThinkPad and Miix?

One of the main reasons that has pushed ThinkPad 8 and Miix 2 on the second line in the market is the competition that it has. According to the statistics, the sales for both the Windows devices have had bumpers on their path due to the competition provides by the iPad, Nexus 7 and the series of Samsung tablets.

Speaking strictly from the user response, Windows always seems to have something less when compared to iOS and Android. The scenario has been similar in case of Windows phones as well.

See also: Lenovo ships Y50 ’4k laptop’ to compete with Toshiba P50.


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