Lenovo plans new small-screen Windows tablet for US market

Lenovo has stopped sales of its existing small-screen Windows tablets in the U.S., but plans a new model for release by the end of the year.

“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,” the company said in a statement.

Lenovo meanwhile has stopped U.S. sales of its existing small-screen Windows tablets, including the ThinkPad 8 and Miix 2 tablets with 8-inch screens, which was first reported by the IDG News Service. Lenovo cited stronger demand for larger-screen models.

The company now says, however, that it intends to remain in the small-screen Windows tablet business in the U.S. with the launch of the new 8-inch model during the holiday season.

“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 [2] 8-inch, we are not getting out of the small-screen Windows tablet business,” Lenovo said.

Lenovo has redirected stock of the ThinkPad 8 to developing countries. A company spokesman declined to comment on whether buyers in the U.S. would be able to order Miix 2 again, or when it would be back in stock.

Dell, Toshiba and Acer are among a few companies selling Windows tablets with screen sizes under 10 inches. Microsoft in May was due to announce a small-screen Windows 8.1 RT tablet along with the Surface Pro 3, but scrapped plans.

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