Update: One day after posting it, Buy.com has pulled the listing.
Even though it has been available for months in China, Lenovo has been very quiet about its US version of its Android-powered LePad tablet, which will likely launch with the IdeaPad moniker.
It looks like online retailers are picking up the slack however, as the Lenovo IdeaPad 10.1” Tablet has popped up on Buy.com and Krex.com listings, and is marked as “Sold Out” and “Out of Stock,” respectively, though, “not yet available” is probably more accurate.
The IdeaPad K1 specs match those found on other Honeycomb tablets: 10.1-inch display (1280 x 800), NVIDIA Tegra 2 (1.0GHz), 1GB DDR2 memory, 32GB flash storage, and Android 3.0, which slightly differs from the LePad’s spec sheet. It has a Snapdragon processor instead of a Tegra 2.
Other specs include a micro SD and SIM card slot, dual cameras, and ten-hour battery. The product description also mentions Netflix as a pre-installed app. While a handful of Android devices now offer Netflix, it has yet to find its way to tablets. Also, the same descriptions describes the OS as Android 3.1, not 3.0 as listed in the spec sheet.
Also revealed are detailed pics of the device as well as the Lenovo’s custom UI.
Buy.com doesn’t have a price listed, but Krex.com has it up for $510.04. Lenovo has not commented on pricing or a solid release date.