03-09-2012 10:45 AM
Herman, even without the host cable I've been able to find some ham use for my tablet by using EchoLink. I agree though, the host cable would make it much more appealing.
Mark, are there any status updates as to "when and where" the USB host cable will be available?
03-12-2012 10:27 AM
Has anyone heard from the lenovo staff as to when we might see this cable for purchase from them? It's coming to the point where I don't even want a lenovo piece of equipment due to their poor customer service.
03-12-2012 10:43 AM
same here... when someone names me "lenovo" todays, I run scared thinking about a essential accessory like a cable that is not shipped with the equipment and sadly/badly cannot be buyed (it's like a bad joke or a terrible nightmare).
I can understand something like this that happened if the ideapak k1 was a $80 chinesse tablet, but for a branded >300 tablet is unacceptable...
I feel hatred and embarrassed by the engineers who created this connectivity port instead of using standard ports and who gave the ok to be used on this tablet
03-12-2012 11:39 AM
Last update you gave us was over 2 weeks ago. Any new developments?
If there's already stock of these cables, why isn't it available on the website to purchase?
If you have a minute we would appreciate an update on this.
03-12-2012 01:07 PM
I am in full accord that Lenovo "screwed the pooch" with this one! When I first got the unit, I thought that the mini HDMI port was a mini USB. If only there was some way to crack open the unit and install a REAL USB port! If the idea was to give us the shaft by making us come to them for the proprietary connection, they missed the boat there too. I am disappointed with Lenovo and would give any further purchase from them a great deal of thought...I probably would not purchase anything else from them because of the poor/lack of service in this matter. Mark; you are here with too little, too late!
03-12-2012 03:02 PM
On 02-23-2012 01:31 PM Mark Lenovo said, "Ironically, we actually have some stock on the cables but as we've been working on this over the last two weeks we hit some snag in our sales IT that has held us up. Why this P/N, I don't understand. The teams are working and the last update was on 2/21/12. I'll check back with them tomorrow.
Please bear with us a bit longer."
That date was 02-23-2012! Let me tell you, any real place and heads would be rolling so fast and so far you'd think they were shot out of a cannon...
This isn't a joke (or shouldn't be), this is an expensive, supposedly name brand tablet. Is anything happening on this cable???
03-13-2012 06:26 AM
I must read this topic before I bought this tablet. I will give it to my 2 years old child to play with Talking Tom an I will buy a real tablet.
I will never buy another Lenovo product again.