April 25, 2011
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet leaks with Honeycomb and an optional stylusby Shalu Pillai
Yet another Lenovo leak… not that we are complaining. This weekend, it’s their new ThinkPad tablet for “on-the-go professionals,” – a full-fledged Android 3.0 slate, with an optional pen and an accompanying keyboard portfolio case. The tablet will also have an IPS display and a dual-core Tegra 2 processor. Powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor the tablet will also sport front and rear cameras and will be available with 16, 32, and 64GB storage options. An interesting feature will be its 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 IPS capacitive display with a “true pen” option for “sketching and note-taking.” Surrounding the .55-inch thin tablet, Lenovo’s got USB 2.0, Micro USB, and mini-HDMI ports as well as a full-sized SD card slot. And that’s just on the outside.
Inside, the ThinkPad Tablet runs Honeycomb and has crafted its own Android 3.0 skin, or what it seems to be calling the Lenovo Family UI. It looks a lot like the Skylight interface that we’ve seen before on Le Pad, but with more emphasis on business features and security software. The tablet was slated for an earlier release but then pushed to August, (if not any later) for software development. It is expected to be competitive with the iPad and is expected at $499.
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