The lid is off the Lenovo ThinkPad, touted as the first tablet for enterprise-level business. I just spent some time sizing it up, and you know what? It's kind of exactly what the suits are looking for.
Of course you'll have to pay for the subscription, but Lenovo is sticking Sprint 3G/4G-compatible hardware/software into every ThinkPad from here on out. Beats a dongle, I guess. [Lenovo]
First question: How tough are Thinkpad notebooks? Tough enough to be installed in buses and tram shuttles as seats and keep working just fine. Second question: Are the trackpads scrotumsensitive? I like to think they are.
Or gets a blue screen of death. Or has a red trackpoint that gets dirty and gets worn down. Yep, the precursor to the original IBM ThinkPad was just a pad, with the word "Think" imprinted on its leather binding.
Good news if you own a ThinkPad X200, X300 or T400 or a few other Lenovo laptops: You actually got a mil-spec semi-ruggedized computer and didn't even know it!
Have a butchers at Lenovo's newest ThinkPads, the T61 and the R61. While there's nothing particularly scrummy about the design, the laptops do have Intel's Santa Rosa platform under the hood. Both models will be available from next month, with updated versions following on in June (a WWAN model of the T61) and July…