Lenovo has taken the wraps off its 7-inch Android Gingerbread tablet, which the company describes as an affordable and entry level device.
Priced $199 at launch, the IdeaPad A1 tablet will feature a 1024 x 600 resolution display, with two-finger capacitive multitouch capabilities. Similar to HTC’s 7-inch slates, the Flyer and EVO View 4G, the A1 will run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread as well, though this device will pack a Cortext A8, 1GHz, single-core processor and will feature dual cameras.
Equipped with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, the IdeaPad A1 can hold a battery for 7 hours when web browsing, according to Lenovo. Like its bigger cousin, the IdeaPad K1, this 7-inch tablet will also feature Lenovo’s quadrant-based Launch Zone, for quick access to popular apps, as well as Lenovo Social Touch and Lenovo’s custom app store. In addition the A1 will have access to the Android Market.
Furnished with a microUSB port and microSD card slot, the tablet will have storage expandable to 32GB and supports offline GPS capabilities.
Measuring less than half an inch thick and weighing .88 pounds, Lenovo’s latest tablet will sport a magnesium alloy cage design for added durability that will be available in blue, black, white and pink.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet A1 is expected to ship at the end of September and will retail for $199.