Lenovo’s slipped in a surprise for all of us. It has announced a tablet which costs $199, runs Android Gingerbread 2.3 and comes with a 7-inch capacitive touch screen. Lenovo Ideapad A1 becomes one more tablet to break the Rs. 10000 price barrier in India. The launch date isn’t announced yet, but be assured that it will be fast.
Lenovo Ideapad A1 Specifications :
- 7-inch display with 1024×600. Capacitive touch screen with IPS display
- 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor
- Android Gingerbread 2.3
- Dual Cameras : 1 MP front-camera and 3MP rear-camera
- 32 GB memory (expandable upto)
- Offline GPS
- WiFi and Bluetooth
- Available in Black, white, pink and blue colors.
From the specifications above, nothing really stands out on their own. Throw in the $199 price tag and everything stands out. Lenovo Ideapad A1 has the minimum requirements for a tablet and is clearly targeted for the bourgeois.
For those who have missed out on HP TouchPad’s $99 goodness which comes with a chance of installing Android or Ubuntu, Lenovo Ideapad A1 is your next best chance. And this comes with Android built in.
Tablet market in India is warming up and the recent launch of low-cost tablets by Reliance and Airtel is any indication, the market will only get hotter. Yet another thing Indian consumers don’t have to worry about is the tablet’s India launch. All global majors have realized that India is a major market and they will be ignoring Indian market at their own peril.