Lenovo took advantage of its presence at consumer electronics show IFA 2012 in Berlin to reveal three new Android tablets: the Ideatab S2110, A2107, and A2109.
The Chinese tablet maker fell short of expectations, however, with all its new slates running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) instead of Google’s most recent Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
“The newest line of Ideatab products provides an option for everyone who wants to keep all of their favorite books, songs and movies at their fingertips, no matter where they go. Whether consumers crave a pocket tablet with 3G connectivity or seek a premium entertainment tablet for games and graphics, Lenovo has it, and at every price point,” said Liu Jun, senior vice president, and president, Mobile Internet and Digital Home business.
“Whether consumers crave a pocket tablet with 3G connectivity or seek a premium entertainment tablet for games and graphics, Lenovo has it, and at every price point.”
The Lenovo Ideatab S2110 is the company’s latest premium convertible tablet with a 10-inch screen and an optional keyboard docking station for standard notebook use.
Lenovo boasts up to 20 hours when the tablet is docked to the station and unplugged from an outlet.
The Ideatab S2110 offers two cameras: a 5-megapixel shooter on the back and a 1.3-megapixel snapper in front for video calls.
At seven inches—the same size as a standard book page—the A2107 display is designed for on-the-go reading, Web browsing and email.
The A2107 also provides hassle-free entertainment with two speakers, a micro-SD card, Bluetooth 4.0, a built-in FM radio, 720p HD resolution, and up to ten hours of active use.
In addition to a WiFi model, a 3G version gives users anytime, anywhere information access and fast A-GPS capability.
With a powerful quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU and graphics card, the A2109 is an optimized entertainment tablet that features a 9-inch, four-point capacitive display with 1280×800 resolution, 1080p output via the tablet’s Micro-HDMI port, and two speakers with SRS TruMedia audio enhancement.
At just 570g with a sleek metal shell backing, the A2109 also includes 1.3 megapixel front and 3 megapixel rear-facing cameras, dual microphones, GPS, a Micro USB port, and up to 16GB of storage with MicroSD card support up to 32GB.
The Lenovo Ideatab A2109 and S2110 are available now with prices starting at $299 and $399 respectively. The A2107 will be available later in 2012. All products will be available through Lenovo sales representatives and business partners in the US.
Lenovo also grabbed the chance to announce a European version of its ultrathin, lightweight ThinkPad Tablet 2 at the IFA.
It is due for release when Windows 8 hits the consumer market next month.