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iPad 2 Rival Alert : Lenovo Unveils 10-inch LePad S2010

Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has announced a new tablet in Beijing, the LePad S2010 which appears to be a variant of the Ideapad K1 that is currently available in the UK for around £300.

The tablet comes with a dual core Qualcommm Snapdragon chipset clocked at 1.5GHz (possibly an overclocked QSD8650A), 1GB RAM, a 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixel IPS display, an eight megapixel rear camera with a 1.3-megapixel front facing one, a 7560mAh battery (with a battery life of 11 hours), 9.7mm thick, Android 3.2 Gingerbread (with Ice Cream Sandwich update coming). It also come with Lenovo's own custom interface, widgets and tweaks.

According to Richard Lai from Engadget (opens in new tab), the tablet also comes with dual mode 3G (China Telecom EVDO and China Unicom WCDMA) but sadly no voice capabilities. No release dates or pricing details have been announced for other territories.

The current K1 comes with a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset, a 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixel display, 1GB RAM, up to 64GB onboard storage, a microSD card reader, mini HDMI, 750g, 13.3mm, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, optional 3G, a two megapixel front facing camera and a rear five megapixel one.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.