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Lenovo To Roll Out 9.7-inch Android 4.0 Tablet


Lenovo (HKG:0992.HK - News) has unveiled a promo video for its new IdeaTab S2109 tablet over on its YouTube Channel. While there’s still no reference to the device on its website (as far as I can see) it certainly looks like a quality device, although the pricing or release date is still a mystery.

The 8.9mm-thin tablet will sport a 9.7-inch IPS display, making it the same size as the iPad – and thus, a pretty direct competitor [1]. Other notable features include 10-hour battery life, micro USB, micro HDMI, a microSD card slot, and quad speakers. As far as software goes, the S2109 will be able to access both Google Play and the Lenovo app shop. It will run on the latest version of Android, version 4.0.

It’s good to see Lenovo exploring the tablet and mobile spaces, in addition to its successful PC business. We have yet to really see any really intriguing offerings from its main competitors Dell and HP [2], or at least, I haven’t been intrigued by them yet.

The Android vs iOS tablet debate is ongoing, with PC Mag providing an excellent comparison a few weeks back, making a very strong case that Android apps still have a long way to go to match those on the iPad.

You can check out Lenovo’s demo video for the S2109 IdeaTab below.

[Notebook Italia via Slashgear]

  1. Yeah, I know, no retina display. Still an interesting alternative though.  ↩

  2. Disclosure: I used to work for HP a few years back. Those were the pre-tablet days.  ↩