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Lenovo launches its first ever Android tablets

Lenovo has unveiled two new Android ‘Honeycomb’ 3.1 tablets, with one aimed at the corporate world, in the ThinkPad Tablet, and another for consumers – with the IdeaPad K1.

Lenovo is building on the ThinkPad brand name from the acquisition of the IBM computer division in 2005, with the introduction of these two new Google mobile OS run tablets.

The ThinkPad tablet is geared up for the business user, where the IdeaPad K1 is being pitched at more of the average user of these large screen touch devices.

Lenovo’s ThinkPad is focussed on the professional world with features that both business professionals and IT administrators prefer, including backend integration capability with Zero Touch deployment, full device and SD encryption, XML IT admin and ActiveSync policy support.

The IdeaPad K1 as an alternative, is offering consumers a tablet companion, by building on the Lenovo name with entertainment-friendly features such as 40 boredom-busting apps.

These tablets arrive with a 10.1-inch 1280x800 WXGA screen, whilst running from the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core 1Ghz processors and weighing in at 750grams.

The ThinkPad has a scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla glass IPS display, for a 178-degree viewing angle where they both include a full-size USB port, SD card slot, and mini-HDMI for connecting to external projectors and displays.

Lenovo’s ThinkPad tablet arrives in September with a cost of £399, whilst the IdeaPad K1 tips up in August with a price attached of £369.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.