Lenovo Ideapad K1 Tablet Spotted on some online stores
Lenovo’s upcoming 10 inch Android tablet isn’t available for purchase in the US yet, but that hasn’t stopped a handful of stores from creating product pages for the tablet. Buy.com is showing off detailed specs and some high quality photos for the tablet, and Krex has a tentative price for the tablet: $510.04.
Currently selling in China, Lenovo’s home market, the LePad comes powered by a 1.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset but the IdeaPad K1 which has appeared in US stores (on pre-order) is mentioned (twice) to boast an Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC (system-on-chip).
Beside the Tegra processor, the K1 features a 10.1-inch (1280 x 800) touchscreen, 1GB of LPDDR2 memory, 32GB of internal storage (a 16GB model should also be released), a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera, a front-facing 2MP camera, two 0.5W speakers, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, USB and HDMI ports, and a battery allowing for 8 to 10 hours of operation.
Interestingly, this comes hot on the heels of the fact that Lenovo hasn’t actually officially confirmed the Ideapad K1’s existence, and it’s only just slipped into the FCC’s purview only a couple weeks ago. But despite the fact that this thing only technically exists, it’s gotten a full listing out at Buy.com and on Krex Computers. Krex has even priced it at $510, where Buy.com isn’t actually pricing it.
According to Buy.com, the tablet measures 10.4″ x 7.4″ x 0.52″ and weighs 1.65 pounds and has a 10 hour battery. One part of the product description says the tablet will ship with Google Android 3.0, but another says it will have Android 3.1. I suspect that if the IdeaPad K1 does ship with Android 3.0, it won’t be too long before Lenovo pushes an over-the-air software update for its first Android tablet.
Interestingly, there’s mention of a lot of preinstalled apps, some of which are free, some that cost money, so it could be wise to count them when doing your comparison with other tablets. The list contains the following apps: Android Market, Lenovo App Shop, Amazon MP3, Slacker Radio, mSpot music, Netflix, mSpot Movies (SD), mSpot HD, Acetrax, Zinio, Kindle, Silver Creek Games (5), Oberon Warships, Rovio Angry Birds, Talking Tom, Galaxy On Fire 2, Need for Speed Shift, Vendetta Online, Murtha Drawing Pad, Kongregate, ooVoo, PokeTalk, eBuddy, Twitter, Symantec, Accuweather, Docs to Go.