Lenovo LePad: Worldwide Launch Hitting Us In June

This year we knew it would be the year of the tablet PC, if you look at the way things went in 2010 with the Samsung Galaxy Tab showing the way for a 7” model and the Apple iPad for a 10” with hardly any other competitors.

It was pretty obvious that other brands and companies would try and get in on the act, which spurred more than fifty tablets to make an appearance at the CES 2011 show back in January. Now we can report a few more details on the Lenovo LePad, which was present at that very event.

This device has a very nice in its design and has some pretty good specs; it has a 10.1” screen which you can use either your fingers or the stylus on running at 1280×800. It has 32GB of integrated storage, 2GB of RAM and is using a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor. Engadget’s Thomas Ricker is reporting on the device and mentions that Lenovo may stick with a customer skin on the Android 2.2 OS to stop it becoming ‘just another Android tablet’ and this is confirmed in the video at the bottom of the article from CES 2011.

You can also read an article over on PCWorld where they are explaining how the device will be priced between $399 and $449. This is a decent price that may pull a few users away from the overly expensive Motorola Xoom. They also report that Jay Chen (a company spokesman) couldn’t say what audience this would be targeted at. To us at OSM after watching the video it looks like a generalized target audience, as in it’s not aimed at anyone in particular but depending on the battery life it could be good for some organizations. It’s also worth noting that the device will debut in China at the end of March with the worldwide launch following in June.

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