I've just received an invite from Lenovo Philippines to attend the media launch of its newest Android tablet:
The event will be held on September 15, that's next Friday. I'm expecting the slate to hit store shelves a week or two after that.
10.1" Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 with Android 3.1 is optimized for the web [...]. The K1 comes with full support for the latest Flash content and complete Digital Rights Management (DRM) so you can legally download and store movies in every available format. Plus, it instantly syncs your photos, music and videos with a dedicated online storage space, so you can easily share across multiple devices, or with the wider world through integration with popular social networking sites. And with access to the Lenovo App Shop and the Android Market, thousands of useful apps and games are just a click away.
Let's talk about specs: Lenovo IdeaPad K1, which comes in 16GB and 32GB options, runs Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS with its NVIDIA Tegra 2.0 T20 1.0GHz dual core processor. The tablets flaunts two cameras: 2MP shooter in front, 5MP at the back, and a 1080p video recorder. Uptime is around 8 hours when browsing over Wifi.
In the US, Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 variants come with price tags ranging from $449 to $599 -- making them compete directly with Apple iPad 2. (I know, they aren't that cheap.) Lenovo Philippines has yet to disclose how much their tablets will sell for here.
Lenovo has a more affordable tablet, which is Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet A1. That one sells for only $200 in the US. I hope Lenovo also brings that here.
Frankly, I think A1 has a bigger chance of being a hit here than K1. Most Pinoys like 'em cheap.