Lenovo Backtracks On Its Words, Says It Will Continue To Bring New Windows Devices To Market Across Different Screen Sizes

Yesterday we reported that, Lenovo has stopped selling all its smaller display Windows tablets in the US. It includes ThinkPad 8 and Lenovo Miix 2 consumer tablet as Lenovo is not seeing enough interest for small Windows tablets in the US. Lenovo executive said, “In other markets, particularly Brazil, China, and Japan, the demand for ThinkPad 8 has been much stronger, so we are adjusting our ThinkPad 8 inventories to meet increasing demand in those markets. If market demand for ThinkPad 8 changes, we will re-evaluate our strategy.”

Today, Lenovo completely backtracked from what that executive told regarding their Windows tablet strategy. They announced that they will continue to sell new Windows devices in the market across different screen sizes, including a new 8-inch tablet and 10-inch tablet coming this holiday.

“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,”

Now, this sounds good! Hopefully, the upcoming Lenovo tablets will be great.

Check out Lenovo Miix 2 8 Tablet deal here.

Check out Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet deal here.

  • iamwarpath

    I can only interpret “although we are no longer selling ThinkPad 8 in the U.S.,” as something else will take its place.

  • jaylyric

    Let’s see what’s next.. This holiday season should be good for Windows overall. As long as Microsoft moves quickly with things in their pipeline..

  • Bugbog

    It’s never best policy to state “..due to poor sales we will no longer be selling our product in ***** territory”

    Just quietly phase out, rather than say “sorry, you’re no longer all that important to us re: this product”

    No one really wants to hear that, customers might well think to themselves “hmm, we may as well just purchase some other brand instead!”

  • MobilePowerUser1

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  • koenshaku

    I don’t see why they are being so vocal about their plans to begin with. If they spent more time produces products like the thinkpad 10″ that came out late I would have considered it for a moment before ordering a surface pro 3… It seems they took so long to knock $7.50 off the price so it is cheaper than the surface even though they only offer it with an atom baytrail.
    This is one of the classic cases where you have to question if Microsoft is being fair with the aggressive points though lol.

  • saqrkh

    If I were Microsoft I would’ve told Lenovo (after the initial announcement), “Sure, and we’ll be sure to give that other Chinese company the idea to push 8 inch tablets in Brazil etc with similar specs and features at $50 less in comparison to yours..”