Lenovo has been very quiet about its IdeaPad K1, an Android tablet set to launch very soon and which has now been priced on Amazon for $499.
With no listing on the Amazon UK site, the listing on the US site doesn’t even come with a picture or indicate a date when it will arrive. However the site will let you pre-order the device and they will ship it to you “when it arrives.” Last month images of the IdeaPad K1 emerged along with specs which have been confirmed by information on the Amazon listing. The rather unattractive tablet will have a capacitive 10.1in 10-point multi-touch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800. It will be powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 1GHz processor.
The IdeaPad K1 will also feature a multi-function connection, micro HDMI out, a miscroSD card slot as well as a SIM card slot. There is no mention of the amount of internal storage in the Amazon listing but it is believed that the IdeaPad will come with 32GB of flash storage. There is also said to be front and rear cameras included. The device is expected to ship with Android Honeycomb pre-loaded but whether it's 3.0 or 3.1 is unclear at the moment. What is clear though is that Lenovo will have tweaked Honeycomb significantly with it’s own custom interface. The IdeaPad K1 will measure 264 x 187 x 12.7mm and will weigh in at very hefty 725g.
With Amazon putting it up for pre-order, the IdeaPad K1 shouldn’t be too far away and we’ll be keeping an eye out to see when and if it will be coming to these shores.Source: Amazon.com