Lenovo’s Android tab centric CES line up has rocked off with IdeaTab S2 -unveiled as one of the lightest tabs around on Ice Cream sandwich.
First up is the all powerful IdeaTab S2 10 features the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8960 dual core CPU and runs Google’s Android 4.0. It will also sports Lenovo’s ‘Mondrian’ user interface.
The S2 LED display is just 0.34″ thin and at 1.1lbs, is one of the lightest 10-inch tablets around. It has a detachable design, front and rear facing cameras (5 MP), Wi-Fi, 3G enabled.
Announced last week, the S2 10 will debut at CES 2012, which kicks off tommorrow In Las Vegas and marks the beginning of Lenovo’s four pronged device assault with tabs, smartphones, PC and laptops all part of its new seamless digital strategy, which embraces the cloud.
|Lenovo IdeTab K2. Image credit: The Verge|
The S2 10 also offers access to the Lenovo App Shop and the Android Market place offering the usual slew of applications including Amazon Kindle, ooVoo, Angry birds, mSpot et al.
And for users on the go, the IdeaTab promises to deliver an “incredible” 20 hours of battery life when combined with the (optional) light keyboard dock said to cost around $200, and a second battery, making it into a laptop device.
No word on pricing or availability yet.
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|Lenovo K2 Smartphone|
Other IdeaTab of 5″ and 7″ versions are also in the pipeline as is an A2 9 incher, although these will be confined to China’s market for now.
Next up is another 10 inch Android – the K2 IdeaTab, Lenovo’s multimedia tab and a gamer’s dream also announced this week, which will see the light of day at CES.
The high end 1200 X 800 resolution tablet has Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor, Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich, DDR3 memory and SRS surround sound for excellent audio quality. It will also be 4G enabled.
“It’s a high-performance, premium device,” says Nick Reynolds, Lenovo Director and K2 is set for a Chinese launch pretty soon but may well stretch further afield, the maker has indicated, and its debut at CES electronics show makes this more of a certainty.
Front and rear cameras, an HDMI port and a USB port all come as standard on K2 and comes with up to 64GB of storage. Now word on pricing but it is sure to be at the higher end of the scale.
But its not just tablets that are keeping Lenovo busy – the Chinese giant has also revealed specs for its S2 smartphone – one of its first forays into the competitive mobile market and an Android TV.
The S2 smartphone boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip and runs Android 2.3.
The device appears to be aimed at the business market, includes a unique Kernel-level security system to protect personal data to prevent phishing, and control network and SMS traffic.
The Lenovo smartie also sports an 8MP super camera to capture panoramic photos, is also Cloud ready, and instantly syncs photos, music, videos and personal information with a dedicated online storage space for easy sharing across multiple devices.
We will have further info on the new tabs hopefully later this week.