Lenovo officially announces the IdeaPad A1 tablet; $199 for Gingberbread power

Lenovo officially announces the IdeaPad A1 tablet; $199 for Gingberbread power
Lenovo has officially introduced an Android flavored tablet that is priced like a smartphone. The $199 Lenovo IdeaPad A1 tablet comes with 8GB of storage, a 7 inch screen with resolution of 1024 x 600 and a Cortex A8 processor running the show. Of course, there is a trade-off for the savings and that is that Android 2.3 is installed and there is a good chance that this tablet will never get off its Gingerbread diet.

While there is Wi-Fi connectivity, there is no mention of 3G although later versions might offer that. There is a 3MP rear camera and a front-facing shooter as well. You can also pay up for some more storage with 16GB priced at $249 and 32GB costing $299 and there is a slot for both an SD card and a microSD card. Which of the three models are making the trip Stateside is not known at the moment.

By announcing the IdeaPad A1 now, Lenovo beats Amazon to the low priced Android tablet punch. As we reported yesterday, the online retailer is expected to offer its own 7 inch Android powered tablet in October, also priced for the masses.

source: Lenovo via AndroidCentral


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