Earlier this week, Lenovo said that, due to demand, they would stop selling 8in tablets in the US and have diverted supplies of existing devices to other markets. Well, the company is now back-tracking on that statement and wants you to pretend like it never even happened.
In a statement posted on Lenovo's site, they said that they will continue to sell 8in tablets in the US and that they have new products coming for the holiday shopping season. The full statement is posted below:
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.
Lenovo does clarify the previous statements by saying that they are no longer selling the ThinkPad 8 in the US but they have sold out of Miix 8 inch tablets which shows that there is demand for these products. And as such, the company does not have any plans to abandon the 8in market segment.
So, what's the deal here? it's business as usual for Lenovo. Some products have sold out in the US while others have been discontinued for US markets and new products will arrive soon to replace the outgoing models.