Take that, iPad - Lenovo unveils new family of tablets
The world's No. 3 PC maker dives into the growing tablet market this week with the release of the company's first family of tablets geared to challenge iPads and deliver an accelerated mobile experience that satisfies both consumers and business customers.Posted — Updated
Lenovo has been mum about their new tablets in recent weeks, but fans of the world’s No. 3 PC maker no longer have to wait. The company, which bases its headquarters in Morrisville, now has a counter to Apple’s increasingly popular iPad and tablets launched by numerous other competitors.
Lenovo unveiled on Wednesday its first family of tablets – the IdeaPad Tablet K1 for consumers, the ThinkPad Tablet for business customers, and the IdeaPad Tablet P1 for both home and office use.
These new tablets follow the Le Pad, which Lenovo launched first in China, which is its largest market.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 and ThinkPad Tablet are the company’s first mobile Internet devices in the United States and each feature the Google’s Android “Honeycomb” 3.1 operating system. The IdeaPad Tablet P1 set for U.S. release in the fourth quarter of this year will run Windows 7 OS.
The Lenovo App Shop features popular applications tested specifically for Lenovo IdeaPad and ThinkPad Tablets.
The virtual marketplace offers apps within a broad range of categories including music, movies, books, productivity, social networking, weather, printing, and more. It also will support enterprise applications and a private corporate application store to help businesses integrate tablets into their daily operations.