Lenovo announces a trio of Android tablets, all running Ice Cream SandwichAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
The IFA 2012 product announcements just keep on coming. This time it's Lenovo making some news, as the company has announced a trio of Android-powered tablets at the Berlin show. The three slates are actually all ones that we've gotten peeks at before, but it appears that Lenovo has decided to make them nice and official at IFA 2012. First up is the IdeaTab S2110, a device with a 10.1-inch 1280x800 IPS display and 1.5GHz dual-core APQ8060A processor. The S2110 is also compatible with an optional keyboard dock that Lenovo says will double the battery life (up to 20 hours) and offers full-size USB and SD slots. Other S2110 specs include 5-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras, 1GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Moving on down to a device with a slightly smaller screen, the IdeaTab A2109's 9-inch touchscreen features a resolution of 1280x800. Buried inside the A2109's body is a 1.2GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, and on the outside there's a pair of cameras (3-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front). The A2109 also includes "up to 16GB of storage" and a microSD slot. Android 4.0 is the OS powering the whole show.
Finally, the IdeaTab A2107 is the smallest of the bunch. It packs a 7-inch 1024x600 display, microSD slot, FM radio and the option of a Wi-Fi model or a 3G-enabled flavor. Like its two IdeaTab brothers, the A2107 is running Android 4.0 ICS.
Like what you see in Lenovo's new tablets? If so, I've got some good news, as the company says that the S2110 and A2109 are now available for purchase. The S2110 is available on Lenovo's site for $399, with the price increasing to $499 if you want the keyboard dock included. Meanwhile, the A2109 is being sold at Best Buy for $299. Folks interested in the 7-inch A2107 will have to wait a bit longer to open their wallet, as Lenovo says that that model will be released later in 2012. Once we get a more concrete launch window, we'll pass it along.
Lenovo Announces Smarter, Slimmer Android Tablets at IFA
Latest Tablets Offer Optimized Multimedia Experiences at Attractive Price Points
IFA 2012, Berlin– August 30, 2012: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced that it has expanded its Ideatab® product line with the Ideatab S2110, A2107, and A2109. Powered by the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system, the new product lineup provides smarter, slimmer tablet designs with a variety of multimedia options at attractive price points.
“The newest line of Ideatab products provides an option for everyone who wants to keep all of their favorite books, songs and movies at their fingertips, no matter where they go,” said Liu Jun, senior vice president, and president, Mobile Internet and Digital Home business. “Whether consumers crave a pocket tablet with 3G connectivity or seek a premium entertainment tablet for games and graphics, Lenovo has it, and at every price point.”
The Ideatab S2110 is a premium entertainment tablet with an optional detachable keyboard dock to provide a true PC+ experience that moves easily between the tablet and PC worlds. At just 8.69mm and only 580g, it is one of the thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablets available today. The tablet’s IPS (In-Plane Switching) screen with 178-degree viewing angle and unique 10-point multi-touch display is ideal for two-player gaming, and a Micro-HDMI port enables full HD viewing of 1080p on an HDTV. When attached the to the keyboard dock, the S2110 delivers double battery life for up to 20 hours of activity, as well as an SD card reader and USB ports to connect a thumb drive, external hard drive or mouse. The S2110 is also equipped with a 5Mp, auto-focusing rear-facing camera and an LED flash, in addition to a 1.3Mp front-facing camera, 1GB memory, WiFi connectivity, and a textured back cover that provides a more comfortable grip.
Ideatab A2107, A2109
The Ideatab A2107 and A2109 are affordable tablets that offer essential entertainment, social media, and productivity capabilities—all protected by the same metal alloy roll cage inspired by Lenovo ThinkPad products.
At seven inches—the same size as a standard book page—the A2107 display is designed for on-the-go reading, Web browsing and email. The A2107 also provides hassle-free entertainment with two speakers, a micro-SD card, Bluetooth 4.0, a built-in FM radio, 720p HD resolution, and up to ten hours of active use. In addition to a WiFi model, a 3G version gives users anytime, anywhere information access and fast A-GPS capability.
With a powerful quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU and graphics card, the A2109 is an optimized entertainment tablet that features a 9-inch, four-point capacitive display with 1280x800 resolution, 1080p output via the tablet’s Micro-HDMI port, and two speakers with SRS TruMedia audio enhancement. At just 570g with a sleek metal shell backing, the A2109 also includes 1.3 megapixel front and 3 megapixel rear-facing cameras, dual microphones, GPS, a Micro USB port, and up to 16GB of storage with MicroSD card support up to 32GB.
Pricing and Availability1
The Lenovo Ideatab A2109 and S2110 are available now with prices starting at $299 and $399 respectively. The A2107 will be available later in 2012. All products will be available through Lenovo sales representatives and business partners in the US.
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