Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lenovo says that its 10 inch Android tablet called LePad will be available around the world in the first half of this year itself. The tablet will hit China in late March. In May it is expected to be available everywhere else.

The Lenovo LePad is powered by a 1.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It has a 10.1 inch multitouch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It runs Android, although it is not clear which version of the OS.

The Lenovo LePad started its life as the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid. It is still a part of the U1 Hybrid which is essentially a docking station which uses the tablet as a display for a Windows computer. The concept was introduced at CES 2010. Back then Lenovo had no intention to launch a tablet. It was probably the popularity of the iPad that prompted Lenovo to offer the U1 Hybrid display as a standalone tablet. Still, no word on when the U1 Hybrid will hit the market.

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