Lenovo has officially announced the launch of three new tablets, two running Android 3.1 Honeycomb (Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet and Lenovo IdeaPad K1), and one running Windows 7 (IdeaPad Tablet P1, which isn’t of interest to us).
The two Android tablets will be available in the US, the UK, and Germany – and most likely in other markets, too, but these are the only ones that Lenovo mentioned for now.
In the US, the Lenovo tablets will be “the first Honeycomb tablets certified for Netflix”. The IdeaPad Tablet K1 (pictured below) can be ordered as of today at some locations, including Lenovo’s official website. Its features include a 10.1 inch WXGA (1280 x 800) display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 5MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, mini HDMI, dual-core Nvidia Tegra processor, 32GB of internal memory, and integrated cloud storage (2GB free).
The Lenovo ThinkPad tablet, which “combines the superior media and entertainment experience of the IdeaPad Tablet K1 with the security, reliability and manageability features ThinkPad is known for”, will be released in the US in August 2. Prices for the ThinkPad Tablet will start at $479 (16GB, without digitizer pen – which will cost an extra $30). A 3G version should be release later this year. More info here.
The IdeaPad Tablet K1 will arrive in Europe in August (for €399 or more), while the ThinkPad Tablet should be released here in September (for €459 or more).
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