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March 16, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Who will be first with a Windows 8 tablet? Lenovo?

First, Michael Dell tells Bloomberg that Dell plans to release a Windows tablet for businesses “on the exact day” that Windows 8 is introduced.

Now, The Verge, citing an unidentified source, is saying Lenovo is planning to be the first out with a Windows 8 tablet — and that Lenovo believes October is when the new operating system will ship.

The Lenovo source apparently said the tablet would use an Intel chip and The Verge is speculating that the rumored tablet might be the IdeaPad Yoga, which was shown at CES earlier this year.

Rumors have been swirling about other manufacturers getting into the fray as well, including Nokia and HP.

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