Lenovo IdeaPad K1 and ThinkPad Android 3.1 Honeycomb Tablets Set for August Roll Out

July 20, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A while ago we spoke about the Windows 7 slate that Lenovo made official. Along with the IdeaPad P1 Windows 7 tablet, the company has also announced two more tablet devices that will run Android OS.

The two new tablets – IdeaPad K1 and ThinkPad – will come to our midst sometime in August. That means they will have release dates much ahead of the Q4 date being mentioned for the IdeaPad P1.

Running Android Honeycomb 3.1, the K1 and the ThinkPad will have much customer interest owing to the fact they will come with the capability to offer Netflix. For that matter all three devices are said to be built to offer the feature.

The business users are being targeted by Lenovo with the ThinkPad and it comes with an optional stylus pen. Don’t get worried that the device with the stylus will cost more, though. We hear Lenovo will offer the stylus for around $30, much less compared to the HTC Flyer’s stylus that is sold for $80.

Further detailing of the specs reveal that the tablet will sport a dual-core processor, front and back-facing cameras, HDMI output, USB 2.0 port, micro USB port, SIM card slot, 3-in-1 memory card reader. Besides, it will also have a dock connector to let it connect to a charger. An optional folio that will act as a carrying case and a keyboard will come for $100.

We hear Lenovo will bring to our midst only Wi-Fi only versions (of both K1 and ThinkPad). May be, 3G versions will go on sale later on.

Meanwhile, unlike the ThinkPad, the IdeaPad K1 looks like sporting specs almost similar to the other many tablets now on sale. That means, it will come with a dual-core 1-GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, a 10.1-inch display and the like.

Lenovo is likely to offer a 32 GB version for $500. Hope you already know that a 16 GB iPad 2 sells for the same amount.

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