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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet leaked

Leaked presentation details new Lenovo ThinkPad tablet running Android Honeycomb 3.0

Outside of the Blackberry PlayBook, the enterprise tablet market has been pretty thin. However, that might soon change, as Lenovo seems to be looking to get in on the action with a new business oriented tablet. According to a presentation leaked by the folks over at This is my next, Lenovo could be planning on releasing a ThinkPad tablet in the near future.

According to the leak, the ThinkPad Tablet will feature some high end specs along with some custom Lenovo Honeycomb goodies. First off, the tablet looks like it’ll be powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor along with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage options and Android's Honeycomb OS. The device also appears to be sporting a 10” IPS display with a 1280x800 pixel resolution and should feature Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, Bluetooth connectivity options along with SD and USB slots.

In addition, the tablet seems to have taken a few cues from some already present devices such as the Asus Transformer and HTC Flyer tablets. According to the presentation, the tablet will not only come with a “true pen experience” that allows for note taking and document editing, but will also feature a “keyboard portfolio case” with what we hope will be a classic Lenovo keyboard.

While the previous specs are pretty nice, the Lenovo ThinkPad tablet also looks like it’ll have a few nifty software features that should keep businesses interested. The tablet will likely come with a custom Lenovo Honeycomb skin that focuses on security and business features. Among those features, Lenovo seems to be offering data and SD card encryption, anti-theft software, remote device wipes and “integration with existing IT infrastructure.” Another intriguing feature that Lenovo seems to have added to the tablet is an optional unique app store for each costumer. This app store will either act in place of the normal Android market or will limit the apps that can be installed on the tablet. This feature should definitely come in handy for companies looking to prevent their employees from spending too much time trying to knock down pigs in Angry Birds.

Last but not least, the presentation also outlined shipping and pricing info for the tablet. Subsequently, it looks like the ThinkPad tablet should be available sometime between July and August of this year and for a competitive price of around $499. As of now, the leaked document is all we have to go on, but as soon as Lenovo goes official with the tablet we should have a lot more info.


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Omar Qudsi, 2011-04-25 (Update: 2019-04-30)