The initial release date scheduled for this month has been pushed back with a phased roll out in China and other emerging markets expected first and in Europe during the early summer.A spokesman at Lenovo insisted there were no specific technical or production issues pertaining to the device that had been discovered.
"Skylight is based on a Linux platform so we want to ensure it works properly and there are no bugs. We are spending a few extra months to make sure it's right...and do not ship prematurely," he said.
Although based on the same principle as the iPad - application content delivered directly from the Internet - Skylight is more similar to a notebook in style than the Apple device.
The early signs indicated that Lenovo had under-estimated demand said the spokesman and it was increasing forecasts in certain parts of the world, particularly developing economies, but had capacity to raise production.