Lenovo have gone tablet mad at MWC 2013, revealing not one, not two but three brand new Android slates. Two new 7-inch devices in the shape of the A3000 and A1000 have been added to their tablet line up, as well as the new S6000 10-inch model.
Kicking off with the larger S6000, it’s a 10.1-inch tablet with a 1280 x 800 resolution 149ppi IPS display. It measures just 8.6mm thick and weighs 560g.
Under its hood sits a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, with optional HSPA+ connectivity for on-the-go browsing on offer too. Pitched as a “home entertainment” centre, it also has a HDMI-out port for hooking up to a TV, while its 8 hour battery life should see it through a good few Star Wars flicks if you’re planning a marathon.
Both the A3000 and A1000 are 7-inch devices.
The A3000 has the same quad-core processor as the S6000, but drops the resolution of its 7-inch display down to 1024 x 600 (169ppi). It’s an 11mm thick tablet, weighing 340g, and once again offers HSPA+ for on-the-go browsing, as well as storage expansion over microSD.
Finally there’s the Lenovo A1000. It’s packing in Dolby Digital Plus processing through its front-facing speakers, making it quite the portable media machine. It also houses a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, making it the weaker of the three tablets, and 16GB of onboard storage.
All three tablets use Android Jelly Bean, and offer Lenovo Mobile Access in select territories. No word on pricing or availability yet, but expect a Q2 2013 launch.
By Gerald Lynch | February 25th, 2013