Recently, there have been unconfirmed reports about Lenovo’s plans to release a tablet with Android 3.0 Honeycomb on board. Based on information (apparently divulged) from a presentation by Lenovo, they are ready to release a ThinkPad-branded tablet with specs that put it among the best Honeycomb tablets yet. This particular Android tablet is supposed to feature a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 IPS capacitive multi-touch display, a Tegra 2 processor, storage of up to 64GB, twin cameras, a full-size USB 2.0 port, mini-HDMI out, a true SD card reader and battery life of up to 8 hours in a package 14mm thin, weighing 1.6 pounds.
Plus, what’s more interesting with this Android tablet are the optional dual-digitizer with “true pen support” and a discretionary keyboard case that closely mimics the Eee Pad Transformer by ASUS. We love the idea of having a keyboard that can be snapped anytime you want. Also, there’s seemingly adequate software support for the business-minded, with IT integration and anti-theft plus remote wipe options. With the Lenovo and Thinkpad brands behind this badboy, we think that it’s being offered at a very reasonable price tag of $499.
Even though the device’s specs seem to be interesting, there are several contradictions with regards to them. For example, there’s some reports that the tablet will feature 1080p display instead of 1280 by 800. This is highly unlikely, as it would make producing this device at $499 virtually impossible. Additionally, there are also issues concerning when the tablet was actually drafted, with a few sites saying that it was drafted back in 2009 when Honeycomb didn’t even exist.
Not being so cynical, but there’s something a bit suspect about all of this. Anyway, we are still looking forward to see what actually comes out from the business minded company, Lenovo.
How about you guys? What are your thoughts about this soon-to-come Android tablet from Lenovo? Is it real, or just vaporware?