Lenovo has stopped selling Windows tablets with screen sizes under 10 inches in the U.S. due to lack of interest.
Lenovo has stopped selling two small-screen Windows tablets with 8-inch screens: the ThinkPad 8, which was announced in January and a model of Miix 2, which started shipping in October last year.
This is not a quip, but an honest question: is the size qualifier here really necessary? I.e., do Windows tablets sell in any meaningful number at all, regardless of size? Windows laptops and desktops surely still sell well, but Windows tablets?
Like smartphones, I’m pretty sure this market is dominated by iOS and Android, and Lenovo throwing the towel in the ring here doesn’t bode well for any possible third ecosystems – and that sucks.
I don’t know about world-wide sales. I can say I like my Surface 2 Pro quite a lot. I’ve also got an Asus Transformer Android tablet.
I am not sure that I see the point of selling real tablet tablets. The “convertibles” which switch between tablet and notebook are better. I count the Surface as one of those because the Type cover does a really good job.
And as for the smaller tablet sizes, I’d rather have a phablet. My current phone the Note 2 probably counts. Its screen is quite big enough for reading ebooks and whatever else a small tablet is used for.