Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lenovo is now shipping Thinkpad Tablet

Lenovo is now shipping the ThinkPad tablet running Android 3.1 starting at $499 for the 16GB model, and will be one of the first to offer 64GB Honeycomb tablet. You can add the stylus for a additional $30. Would be if the stylus would be included, after all Lenovo is advertising this tablet as a business device and also how you can use the ThinkPad tablet to take notes. If the stylus works just as good as my HTC Flyer with the stylus to take notes, this might be my next tablet. The Thinkpad tablet will have:

NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-Core 1.0-GHz processor
Android 3.1 Honeycomb
10.1-inch WXGA (1280×800) 16:10 IPS panel with Corning Gorilla Glass
Multitouch display with digitizer input (pen optional)
5-MP primary camera, 2-MP secondary camera
3250 mAh Li-polymer batter (up to 8 hours with WiFi enabled)
Up to 64 GB storage
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 3G connectivity
Native USB 2.0 and micro-USB ports, full-size SD card slot, and mini-HDMI output
keyboard folio case with optical TrackPoint
preloaded apps for productivity (e.g., Documents to Go, Citrix Receiver, Lenovo SocialTouch, PrinterShare) and security (e.g., Computrace, McAfee Mobile Security)
access to Lenovo’s curated App Shop (in addition to standard access to the Android Market)

We will have to see how the ThinkPad tablet will succeed, compared to the current Honeycomb tablets. It might have a better chance, because it has a digitizer for a much better inking experience. The only thing I can see it holding it back, will be the price.

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