Lenovo's second-generation LePad tablet will arrive
in September or October 2011, according to company CEO Yang Yuanqing. While the exec failed to detail any of the new tablet's hardware specifications - we're guessing it will continue to use Android as the OS - he did say that it would be slimmer than the current model.
Interestingly, Yuanqing also revealed that the new model had been developed in parallel with the existing LePad, with a different team taking responsibility for its design. It's not the first talk we've heard of a tablet OEM looking to shift around control of a tablet project
in an attempt to better take on the iPad 2, though Lenovo hasn't said anything about changing the second LePad's focus, only that the decision helped ready the new model in just nine months.
The CEO also suggested that Lenovo's two advantages in China were brand recognition and pricing, which suggests the second-gen model will also undercut the iPad 2.