Lenovo has announced its intentions to release its LePad tablet computer in China late this year, TradingMarkets.com reports.
The LePad, which will run on Android, comes to fruition during a time when Lenovo is attempting to put together a string of products to compete with Apple outside the U.S. According to Liu Jun, president for Lenovo Product Group, LePad will be modeled on Lephone, Lenovo’s popular-in-China Android smartphone.
Lenovo chairman Liu Chuanzhi recently had some harsh comments for Apple CEO Steve Jobs, citing his neglect of effort in targeting the Chinese consumer.
“We [Lenovo] are lucky that Steve Jobs has such a bad temper and doesn’t care about China,” said Chuanzhi, as reported by electronista.com. “If Apple were to spend the same effort on the Chinese consumer as we do, we would be in trouble.”
Additional information regarding the LePad is limited, and there is no word on a potential US release.