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01-16-2012

Canada

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Re: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-09, 16:43 PM

In reply to Dan who tried to email LENOVO concerning the USB cable, I tried to get an answer from the only Lenovo email address I could find. I got the same formletter response from WEBSALES. For a company that has been in business for a long time, they should be ashamed for this behavior. I have dealt with IBM/LENOVO since the '60s and have owned several of their laptops. I was always impressed with their quality products. I am shocked to get this kind of treatment from a supposedly reputable company.
Herman

 

Moderator note; e-mail address removed to stop the spambots getting it

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39 Posts

11-06-2011

montreal, canada

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Re: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-09, 17:41 PM
I spoke to the Lenovo online chat and the person said that he recommends I send a request to websales@lenovo.com

Maybe if enough of us do it we might get them to ship the usb host cable to the North American market
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01-20-2012

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Re: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-09, 19:05 PM

To the guy who got a hold of one of the cables, for the greater good you should send your cable to Shaztech in this thread

http://rootzwiki.com/topic/15659-ideapad-k1-diy-host-cable-pinout-help-needed/ 

 

And he can figure out what makes it tick.  Then Shaztech can build some cables and sell them to us all (cheap). 

 

It's a credible threat like this that, if turned into a reality, will make Lenovo get off their butts and release the dang cable themselves.

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37 Posts

11-30-2011

somewhere out there...

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Re: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-09, 19:33 PM

I sent this email. Feel free to use it as a boilerplate so that Lenovo figures out that there is in fact a deep, vast conspiracy to send them money in exchange for a product. 

 

Hello,

I'm interested in purchasing a USB Host cable for my Ideapad K1. Please let me know if one is available, how much it is, and a URL to where I can purchase it.
If one is not currently available, please let me know when it will be.
Thank you
 
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322 Posts

12-27-2011

Philippines

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Re: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-09, 20:08 PM
i for one interested in a usb host cable. But if the there is no stock and it require lenovo to order a manufacturing batch. The chances of lenovo of doing that is very small. Considering that the k1 is already in the bargain bin and will be phased out soon. It would make no business sense to spend and make accesories for a product they are dumping or killing soon. That is even indepenent of the fact ofthe quality of their support for th k1.

They are concentrating on thier thinkpad line. This is more important to them than he ideapad.

I sure do hope they would be selling the usb cable soon.
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34 Posts

11-30-2011

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Re: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-09, 20:23 PM
so the last chance is to do it by ourselves ! And to do that, we need to know the pin schema...
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75 Posts

12-24-2011

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Re: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-09, 20:55 PM

I, for one, have no intention to EVER purchase another Lenovo product!  This is my first and, thanks to their crappy support, willbe the last!  I have NEVER had su h shabby treatment!

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25 Posts

01-28-2012

Florida

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Betreff: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-10, 4:12 AM
Nothing official from Lenovo but in their blog update about the Thinkpad getting ICS they did state that they are " committed to making other Lenovo tablets 'future-proof' by supporting newer releases of the Android OS." http://blog.lenovo.com/products/android-4-0-ice-cream-sandwich-thinkpad-tablet
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12-27-2011

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Betreff: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-10, 4:22 AM
Your somehow lost dante hehhe this is he usb host cble. Unless ics comes with a usb host cable :D
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01-28-2012

Florida

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Betreff: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-10, 5:09 AM
well, if they are future-proofing the k1 a host cable should be part of that... hopefully. *fingers crossed*
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