Lenovo announces Android 3.1 powered “IdeaPad K1”

Kate O'Brien

July 20, 2011 8:16am

Lenovo has announced their entrance into the Android tablet space, making Microsoft richer and collecting more money from their patents. Specs are impressive, the IdeaPad K1 tablet runs Android 3.1,  comes with a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280×800, NVIDIA Tegra 2.0 1GHz processor, 3G & Wi-Fi connectivity, 2 megapixel camera in the front for video calling and a 5 megapixel camera in the back. The battery is expected to last up to 10 hours and as every Android gives access to the Android Market, Lenovo has jumped into the app game and created their own app store called “Lenovo App Shop”.

Source: Engadget

  • schultzter

    Ok, can someone explain the rationalization for having a vendor app store? From Lenovo’s point of view I can see how capturing a bit of the money from app sales sounds good, but as a consumer why would I go to store X which is a boutique featuring a few select items; or next door to the Android Market feature every single product ever made!

    I really hope the Android Market is available on the IdeaPad!

    • mmmGadgets

      Choice.. options.. diversity.. openess.. some of us enjoy the idea of shopping around

    • Adam

      Lenovo has always customized drivers and applications on their line of laptops as part of the “Lenovo Experience”. They claim they want to make it a smooth experience, that is customized exactly for their device, rather than having a “one size fits all” driver or app that most tablets/laptops use.

      It’s actually a pretty good idea, as Lenovo/IBM Thinkpads have long been a quite solid computer.

  • MXM4K

    Other than the Asus Transformer, there hasn’t been any Android tablets that have wow’ed me to the point where I would really want to buy one. The rest feel like carbon copies of each other.

    • Skrutor

      “Specs are impressive” … maybe “identical” would be a better word. I’m starting to wonder if there is some technical requirement for all android tablets to have the same internals. Or maybe everybody is just re-badging some off the shelf kit from a supplier in Taiwan. The upcoming archos g9 is the first tablet I’ve seen in a while to include some innovative features.

  • Claudiu Corbea

    Thank you Lenovo, but I’ll take the 10″ Lenovo Ideapad P1 with Windows 7. PC Windows 7 offers much more capabilities vs an Android Tablet. Sorry Google.

  • Nasir

    How many android tabs do we really need in the market? Most are 10.1 ” screens and offer exactly the same with screen res etc. Only differences are some offer hdmi out and others do not.

    The one I was looking forward to was 8.9″ galaxy tab as its between the 7″ and 10″ size. One reason I got the playbook, I love the smaller size.

  • Sean

    You forgot the most important part of this tablet


    Come on XDA I waant that on my Transformer …

  • Zair

    I’m gitteng a whole new phone for this season just so I can watch the feeds on Android. It’s going to be great to have that when I take those rare breaks and go out in to the daylight!