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Lenovo Unveils Plan For Android-Powered Tablet PC

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Lenovo Unveils Plan For Android-Powered Tablet PC

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Computer makers are rushing out new tablet PCs to compete with Apple's iPad. A spokeswoman for Lenovo, the world's No. 4 PC seller, said Wednesday it's coming out with a "LePad," which will use Google's Android operating system. The device will debut in China later this year, according to the online technology publication C-NET.

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NPR's business news starts with tablet fever.

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KELLY: Computer makers are rushing out new tablet PCs to compete with Apple's iPad. Today, a spokeswoman for Lenovo, the world's number four PC seller, said it's coming out with a LePad. It will use Google's Android operating system. And according to the online technology publication, C-NET, it will debut in China later this year.

Other new tablets include Dell's Streak. Hewlett-Packard has reportedly registered the name Palmpad - that could hint at a new device in the works. And last month, Cisco announced its tablet offering called Cius.

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