Back at MWC, we covered news that Lenovo was planning three new budget-friendly tablets for launch later this year. One of these was the IdeaTab A1000, which has now hit the FCC as the Lenovo IdeaTab A1000-F.
The FCC listing doesn’t give us any new information about the upcoming tablet, but we already know quite a bit. The A1000 is an entry-level tablet featuring a 1.2GHz MediaTek dual-core processor. Other specs include 16GB storage, microSD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and a 7-inch display with a 1024×600 resolution. As for the OS, it is expected to arrive with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
As you can tell, there is nothing too exciting about this tablet, though Lenovo claimed back at CES that one of the cooler aspects of the tablet is its integration with Dolby Digital Plus. It also has large front-facing speakers that could make it a great choice for those that care about high quality sound out of their mobile devices.
So when can you expect the IdeaTab A1000-F, and for how much? Unfortunately, we have no clue on when it is coming, though we can take a rough guess at the cost of the device. Based on the tablets specs, you can pretty much guarantee that it will be priced competitively with devices like the Kindle Fire, so sub-$160 doesn’t seem too unbelievable.