It was about a week ago when we heard that Lenovo was working hard on getting its first two Android-powered tablets to market. Two, because one would be consumer-oriented and launch under the IdeaPad brand, and the other would be business-focused and sold under the well known brand ThinkPad brand.
Back then we also heard that Lenovo’s IdeaPad tablet would launch worldwide in July, and today we have some more information that suggests that may be the case indeed (or the launch will at least happen in the US in July).
What you see above is a leaked price tag for the Lenovo IdeaPad tablet, also known by its model number K1. The price tag has been seen at OfficeMax, and it indicates $499.99 as the price for the 32 GB K1 IdeaPad. That’s not a bad price at all, considering that it’s the exact same price for which Apple sells the cheapest iPad 2. The difference? The IdeaPad has double the storage.
Aside from that, in terms of specs, the IdeaPad K1 is certainly nothing revolutionary, having a 10.1-inch 1280×800 capacitive touchscreen, two cameras, 10 hours battery life (something that almost every tablet producer claims, yet very few actually deliver on that promise), an aluminum rear casing, a weight of 725 grams, and a thickness of 13.2 mm. The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 will run Android Honeycomb.
Yes, those are specs very similar to virtually every other 10-inch Android tablet out there, but if storage space is key for you, then the IdeaPad will probably be the cheapest tablet to offer 32 GB.
Unfortunately we still don’t have an exact release date for the IdeaPad K1, but now that the pricing is pretty much clear, it can’t take long before that information leaks too. And it clearly looks like Lenovo is set to make good on its promise to ship the IdeaPad tablet in July.
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