Lenovo working on a 5 inch Android tablet
The photos show off many of the usual suspects, including micro-USB and HDMI ports, and a front-facing camera. Three capacitive buttons are evident on the front, which led to speculation that the device may not ship with ICS. We’re not sold on this, as the presence or absence of hardware buttons in ICS is an OEM choice, and leaked phones from HTC and others combine capacitive buttons with ICS. If the 10.1 inch tablet comes to market with ICS, it’s hard to imagine this device shipping without it.
Intriguingly there’s an ear piece, raising the question of whether it’ll have voice capabilities like the Galaxy Note and Dell Streak. According to the tipster, the device will be marketed under the upcoming IdeaTab branding. That seems to indicate that it will be positioned as portable tablet with voice capability rather than the latest example of an over-sized phone, although in practice they amount to similar products.
Anyone out there interested in a 5 inch Android tablet-phone?
1. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
First. This doesn't look like it'll be competitive or anything.
4. jdrevolution (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
This may be good for people who don't want to pay the high data plans on carriers, but want something small that can connect to wi-fi.
But otherwise, with phone screens being 4"+ if you have a data plan, might as well just get a smart phone.
5. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)
there always room in the dungeon... for this phone/tablet.... now the Chamsung Note would not be alone
6. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)
with phones that have 4.5-4.7 in screens, umm why not just buy a phone?
7. vijaysivakula (Posts: 162; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
Today morning i suddenly felt my 4.3" SGS2 seemed a little smaller. Guess i am ready for a 5 incher or more.... :P
8. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 627; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Looks kinda cool, corporative, non-shiny design in IBM-style, if it's going to have 720p screen and lower price it could be just the right alternative to Galaxy Note, which is just a little bit too large (for today's standards) with 5,3 inches of screen - this could be it.