Rumor: Lenovo Android 4.0 tablet on the way?

Even as the Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet go on sale this week, the next generation of Android-powered tablets is getting closer to release. Engadget reports via an unnamed source that Lenovo plans to offer up a 10.1 inch tablet by the end of 2011 that will not only have Android 4.0 (or Ice Cream Sandwich)  as its operating system but will have NVIDIA's multi-core Tegra 3 processor running the hardware inside.

The article has some more info about the hardware specs of this product, including word that the Tegra 3 chip will have a clock speed of 1.6 GHz. Look for 2 GB of RAM inside along with a rear facing camera and even a fingerprint scanner.

There's no word on pricing for this tablet but with all of the high end hardware inside we don't think this will be one of those sub-$200 products like the Kindle Fire. It sounds very much like this Lenovo tablet will be more of a notebook replacement device. Whether or not there will be a demand for such a tablet remains to be seen.

One thing is for sure; the Tegra 3 processor is popping up more and more in both official press releases (the Asus Transformer Prime tablet) and in rumors (an HTC made smartphone reportedly due for release in 2012). This may be a good sign for NVIDIA as it tries to compete with other ARM-designed processors for the tablet and smartphone markets.

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Gaara sama said,
more like $300. but let me tell u this i can't wait

I doubt it will be a dime below $499 at release. With the features it is touting, I wouldn't be surprised if it is more like $600.

kazuyenPH said,
Maybe $499 to $899?

I'm sure it will be able to compete with iPad when it comes out. No one wants to repeat the mistakes of Motorola with the Xoom release.

Edited by xendrome, Nov 15 2011, 1:51pm :

I recently bought a Lenovo laptop and ive been really impressed with the build quality of it.

I'm looking forward to seeing this tablet in the flesh!

WarioTBH said,
I recently bought a Lenovo laptop and ive been really impressed with the build quality of it.

I'm looking forward to seeing this tablet in the flesh!

Lenovo/IBM laptop user here too. I've had my laptop (1st gen core duo) for about 7-8 years. It's gone though some hard times, but still runs like a champ. Have gone from XP to Windows 7 to Win7/Win8.

I missed out on the HP TouchPad. So I have been looking at the Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet A1. It looks really nice for its price. Not sure if I want to wait out for this new Lenovo tablet. I DO want to put windows 8 onto the tablet I get though.

ShareShiz said,

Lenovo/IBM laptop user here too. I've had my laptop (1st gen core duo) for about 7-8 years. It's gone though some hard times, but still runs like a champ. Have gone from XP to Windows 7 to Win7/Win8.

I missed out on the HP TouchPad. So I have been looking at the Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet A1. It looks really nice for its price. Not sure if I want to wait out for this new Lenovo tablet. I DO want to put windows 8 onto the tablet I get though.

Same here the company i work for have left dell and gone for Lenovo as they are cheaper for the same spec, i also own Lenovo at home, its becoming a great company, its the 3rd biggest PC manufacturer?