Tablet Price wars started with low-cost tablet manufacturers chalking out tablets at lower costs to woo customers with decent features, Tablet space is also very similar to low cost mobile phone manufacturers eating into market shares of long standing players like Nokia in India.Tablet manufacturers around the world are learning lessons bringing out low priced version of Tablets.Lenovo has launched the entry-level Ideapad A1, priced closed to Beetel Magiq, iBall Slide, Reliance 3G Tab, Mercury mTab.
Lenovo A1 is a 7” Tablet which runs on Android Gingerbread ( 2.3 ) powered by a 1 GHz single-core ARM Cortex A8 processor.The display is a Capacitive Multi Touch Screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 and come with Full Flash Support.The device comes default with a Offline GPS Navigation system.Coming to the Camera, the device has Both Front and Back Facing ( 3MP ) Camera for Video Chatting.The connectivity of the device is basic with Integrated Bluetooth and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Micro-USB connector, microSD card reader.The storage 2GB onboard and can be expanded upto 16GB using external storages.The battery supports up to 5 hours battery life (up to 7 hours for web browsing).The preloaded app Documents To Go® allows users to view, edit and create Microsoft® Office files — including ones in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
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Lenovo Ideapad A1 – Specifications :
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor
- 7.0-inch capacitive touchscreen with a 600 x 1024 pixel resolution
- Wi-Fi and Integrated Bluetooth
- GPS with a-GPS Support (offline mode supported)
- USB 2.0
- 16GB internal storage, Memory expandable via microSD card reader
- 3.5 mm headphone jack
- 512MB LP DDR memory and 16GB Storage Capacity
- 10 Preloaded Apps
Lenovo A1 is available in 4 colors – Black, White, Pink and Blue.
Lenovo A1 is targeted towards first time users with a good interface and ease of use, against low end tablets with sluggish interfaces and bad after sales support.Lenovo A1 comes with 1 year and the trust of Lenovo.
The Lenovo A1 is schedule to be available for purchase from Lenovo Resellers from November 2011.