Nov 29 AT 11:05 AM Taylor Wimberly 25 Comments

Lenovo unveils a trio of new Android tablets

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Today Lenovo announced a trio of upcoming Android tablets that are initially destined for China, but given the company’s history we expect to see them eventually land in the United States. Lenovo previously launched the IdeaPad and Thinkpad tablets earlier this year and sales weren’t that great, so hopefully the new models can turn things around.

This time Lenovo will offer the LePad S2005, S2007, and S2010 which feature 5, 7, and 10 inch displays. With their earlier tablets Lenovo used NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor, but now all three models will include the dual-core Snapdragon S3 from Qualcomm.

Highlights of the LePad S005 include Android 2.3, 5 inch display with low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) ultra-low power technology, dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon S3 processor, 1 GB RAM, 5 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front camera, and support for China Unicom’s 4G HSPA+ network.

The LePad S2007 will feature  Android 3.2, 7 inch IPS display with 1280 x800 resolution (216ppi) and 1500:1 contrast ratio, dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S3 processor, 1GB RAM, 1.3 MP camera, 8 hours of WiFi ineternet, and support for China Unicom’s “telecom and 3G dual-network.” Lenovo’s LePad S2010 features similar specs but with a larger 10 inch display a bigger battery that offers 11 hours of WiFi internet.

No release dates or price points were announced, but Engadget Chinese reports the LePad S2005 could be available in a matter of days.

Overall it looks like Lenovo has a nice family of Android devices, but I don’t see any particular features that make them stand out from the crowded market. Unless Lenovo has some tricks up their sleeves, I see the new S series of tablets suffering the same fate of their predecessors – lackluster sales in the US.

Via: Engadget

Source: Lenovo

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  • WarDrake

    Not only do they not stand out, the S2005 is basically a phone without phone functions…

    • RandomPsychology

      Some people actually like phone-type devices minus the phone (and subsequent contract). Ever heard of the iPod Touch or Samsung Galaxy Player?

      • brookmarin

        or even ipad ?

        there is a niche for these devices… for instance, students who are on campus or within WiFi range 90% of the time… also, small business owners can use them in their stores as point of sale devices using things like “square up”.

        tablets are a crowded market right now, but so were desktops a decade ago and laptops now… lenovo has traditionally targeted businesses and not necessarily the home user, so perhaps this is a logical step for them to get into board rooms…

      • WarDrake

        Yeah, i have… and i can’t understand why would you want a device that is perfectly capable of filling one more function, a useful one at that, to be missing it…

        • thekaz

          kids..?

  • http://whysoangrybirds.com mikeyDroid

    Tough time to launch with the Kindle Fire’s price point… What’s with the orange backs? ha!

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      I think I read somewhere that they come in multiple colors. Orange being one of those options.

      • http://whysoangrybirds.com mikeyDroid

        Ah, cool concept – people like that sort of stuff.. not myself personally

  • ranwanimator

    Meh. I still want a Transformer Prime. Quad Core FTW!

    • charliethesuperturtle

      Meh. Too!!!!

  • rutgers2k

    Will be interesting to see how the 5 in tablet/phone pans out with users, i like the concept. Include a bluetooth headset and you have a winner all the day.

  • Shackled

    I don’t understand why companies would think about releasing with anything other than ICS at this point. Google has clearly stated that it’s made to scale from phones to tablets, so why would Lenovo strain themselves with the task of two different OSes (2.3 and 3.2) across a line of tablets. I am not one to complain about fragmentation but this move by Lenovo is not helping.

    • Mighty_O

      Cause companies just want to make money!

  • Mighty_O

    As for this tablet…ewww no thanks ill throw it in the garbage were iit belongs!

  • http://ArtisticAbode.com Arron with two R’s

    The person who did the mock up of the tablets has got to be a smoker. Look at the time…4:20. That is totally intentional.

  • vyprnoch

    give me anything that has an unlocked bootloader and can be ROMed cuz I dont care anymore if lenovo has powerful software for these or not. Just decent hardware(in this case slightly powerful) without a hefty pricetag will make me happy.

  • http://about.me/patrick.connelly pcon

    I’m pretty happy with this type of tablet. It will introduce more into the “economy range” of tablets and can’t do anything but drive the price down and increase innovation. We see the same thing with android handsets.

  • Lord “Ipad” Vader

    make the price more attractive sub $200 like Amazon and you will see these bad boys fly off the shelves. Blackberry is getting the hint that no one is going to buy a Ipad wanna be at high price.

  • stenzor

    LePad sounds like something from France

    • Futureboy

      Seriously… who is naming these things? I think I’ll get one of these and mount it in my LeCar for a one-two punch of marketing failure.

  • Nathan

    Well good luck selling those tablet because the transformers prime is selling like hot cakes

  • Me

    Way to downgrade the processor!

  • androidfamily

    Bunch of preloaded apps including the full version of Docs to go. Also has a nice textered pleather back (not the cheapo plastic from the earlier models).
    Not as thin as an Ipad 2 or Galaxy tab but IMO best bang for your buck when it comes to Android tablets.
    http://www.androidfamily.net

  • sikku

    lenovo is doing its best…. and has released new k860 quad core android smart phone with 5 inch large display for only 344 us dollars:
    Lenovo k860

  • sikku

    lenovo is doing its best…. and has released new k860 quad core android smart phone with 5 inch large display for only 344 us dollars click here: Lenovo k860

  1. Not only do they not stand out, the S2005 is basically a phone without phone functions…

    • RandomPsychologyGuest 3 years ago

      Some people actually like phone-type devices minus the phone (and subsequent contract). Ever heard of the iPod Touch or Samsung Galaxy Player?

      • or even ipad ?

        there is a niche for these devices… for instance, students who are on campus or within WiFi range 90% of the time… also, small business owners can use them in their stores as point of sale devices using things like “square up”.

        tablets are a crowded market right now, but so were desktops a decade ago and laptops now… lenovo has traditionally targeted businesses and not necessarily the home user, so perhaps this is a logical step for them to get into board rooms…

      • Yeah, i have… and i can’t understand why would you want a device that is perfectly capable of filling one more function, a useful one at that, to be missing it…

  2. Tough time to launch with the Kindle Fire’s price point… What’s with the orange backs? ha!

  3. Meh. I still want a Transformer Prime. Quad Core FTW!

  4. Will be interesting to see how the 5 in tablet/phone pans out with users, i like the concept. Include a bluetooth headset and you have a winner all the day.

  5. I don’t understand why companies would think about releasing with anything other than ICS at this point. Google has clearly stated that it’s made to scale from phones to tablets, so why would Lenovo strain themselves with the task of two different OSes (2.3 and 3.2) across a line of tablets. I am not one to complain about fragmentation but this move by Lenovo is not helping.

  6. As for this tablet…ewww no thanks ill throw it in the garbage were iit belongs!

  7. The person who did the mock up of the tablets has got to be a smoker. Look at the time…4:20. That is totally intentional.

  8. give me anything that has an unlocked bootloader and can be ROMed cuz I dont care anymore if lenovo has powerful software for these or not. Just decent hardware(in this case slightly powerful) without a hefty pricetag will make me happy.

  9. I’m pretty happy with this type of tablet. It will introduce more into the “economy range” of tablets and can’t do anything but drive the price down and increase innovation. We see the same thing with android handsets.

  10. Lord "Ipad" VaderGuest 3 years ago

    make the price more attractive sub $200 like Amazon and you will see these bad boys fly off the shelves. Blackberry is getting the hint that no one is going to buy a Ipad wanna be at high price.

  11. LePad sounds like something from France

    • Seriously… who is naming these things? I think I’ll get one of these and mount it in my LeCar for a one-two punch of marketing failure.

  12. Well good luck selling those tablet because the transformers prime is selling like hot cakes

  13. MeGuest 3 years ago

    Way to downgrade the processor!

  14. androidfamilyGuest 3 years ago

    Bunch of preloaded apps including the full version of Docs to go. Also has a nice textered pleather back (not the cheapo plastic from the earlier models).
    Not as thin as an Ipad 2 or Galaxy tab but IMO best bang for your buck when it comes to Android tablets.
    http://www.androidfamily.net

  15. sikkuGuest 3 years ago

    lenovo is doing its best…. and has released new k860 quad core android smart phone with 5 inch large display for only 344 us dollars:
    Lenovo k860

  16. sikkuGuest 3 years ago

    lenovo is doing its best…. and has released new k860 quad core android smart phone with 5 inch large display for only 344 us dollars click here: Lenovo k860