IFA 2012: Lenovo unveils trio of Ideatab Android ICS tablets

Lenovo has released three new Android tablets today, the Ideatab S2110A, the Ideatab A2107A and the Ideatab A2109A.

The company promotes the S-series as its new premium entertainment tablet. It comes with an optional detachable keyboard docking station, is only 8.7mm thick and weighs a mere 580g.

Its 10.1in display has a 1,280 x 800 resolution and uses IPS technology. Inside resides a dual-core system-on-chip from Qualcomm, the Krait-based APQ8060A, clocked at 1.5GHz with an Adreno 225 GPU, 1GB of RAM, either 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a microHDMI port, a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera and a 5-megapixel rear one, Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi.

The docking station adds a SD card reader, two USB port and an extra battery which extends the battery life by 10 hours like the Asus Transformer series. The tablet costs $399 in the US with the dock adding another $100. Pricing and availability in the UK have yet to be confirmed.

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As for the A2107A and the A2109A, they are both geared at a more price sensitive market. The A2107A is a 7in model and the A2109A, its 9in equivalent.

The A2107A is the one that will compete against the Google Nexus 7. Not many details were given at the press event (and in the subsequent press release) but previous reports mentioned a dual-core MTK Cortex-A9 system-on-chip clocked at 1GHz, an undetermined amount of system memory (1GB we’d guess), 8GB or 16GB onboard storage, a 1,280 x 720 pixels display, a soft matte, roll cage enclosure, Bluetooth, microSD card slot, up to ten hours battery life, two cameras, two speakers and a FM radio. A 3G version will also be available with A-GPS.

As for the A2109A, it swaps the MTK processor for a more powerful Nvidia Tegra 3 system-on-chip clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB of Ram, a 4-point display, a microHDMI port, GPS and a sleek metal shell back.

Pricing and availability for both tablets - as well as any portential Jelly Bean updates - have yet to be confirmed.