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iPad 2 Rival Alert : Lenovo Quad Core Tablet To Be Made By Pegatron

Lenovo will soon launch a new tablet called the LePad K2, and the contract for building the tablet, which is set to start in January, has been won by Pegatron Technology.

Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai from Digitimes write, that the partnership between Lenovo and Pegatron stems from the fact that the former acquired Medion, whose upstream partner was Pegatron.

The latter will also reportedly build computers for Acer and Toshiba next year. Lenovo's LePad is one of the best-selling Android tablet ranges in China, coming second only to the Apple iPad.

It managed to sell 160,000 units in a fragmented market that saw only two million tablets sold in the second quarter of 2011.

As for the LePad K2, it is expected to have a quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 at its heart, just like the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, possibly with 1GB RAM and a 1280x800 pixel capacitive touchscreen, Android 3.2 Gingerbread (upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich) and a camera with flash.

Lenovo also launched a 10-inch tablet called the LePad S2010 late in November 2011, but that one was a bridging model built using a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon system on chip.

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