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(Pocket-lint) - The word on the street (that street being The Verge on the internet, so not a real street at all) is that Lenovo is going to beat the big guns to the Windows 8 tablet punch and be the first manufacturer to market with one.

While Dell has promised to be at the Windows 8 party from day one, and Asus has told us it has a very good relationship with Microsoft - hinting to Pocket-lint that it also has a Windows 8 tablet planned for launch - the site has put some chatter together and come up with the notion that Lenovo is going to have one too. 

The Verge is reporting that Lenovo is all geared up for an October release - apparently the month that Microsoft's new OS will go live. This would match what Pocket-lint already told you in January - that Windows 8 would most likely be launching in October.

We discussed the launch time frame during a demo session of the next-gen OS with Janelle Poole, director of public relations of the Windows Business Group, who told us: "We haven't talked about the release date and we generally don't.

"One of the things that I think is a good guideline, though, is we've always said that Windows releases come round about every three years and this year will be three years in October since we launched Windows 7. So I think that's a good guideline to consider."

The Verge's report doesn't mention what tablet exactly Lenovo will be launching ahead of the pack, but seeing as it has been playing with tablets for some time chances are it could be the IdeaPad Yoga hybrid tablet / Ultrabook that we got hands-on with back in January.

Writing by Paul Lamkin. Originally published on 16 April 2013.