Lenovo has announced the availability of the first tablet to South Africa. The sleek and stylish IdeaPad Tablet K1 is for consumers and will be available from 01 September 2011 at selected retail outlets in South Africa.
The new Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 is the company’s first mobile Internet devices featuring the Android 3.1 platform. The Android-powered Lenovo tablet also provides access to more than 250 000 apps in Android Market as well as apps tested for the Lenovo device in the Lenovo App Shop.
“Tablets are extremely personal technology devices. That’s why we’ve created a family of tablets that has something for everyone, including entertainment-friendly features and content for consumers, or business-friendly features to enhance productivity for professionals as well as security and manageability for IT managers,” says Henry Ferreira, Lenovo South Africa country manager.
“The IdeaPad Tablet K1 is the first Lenovo tablet to launch in the South African market and provides a device that meets the needs of our customers for both entertainment and leisure use.”
Lenovo’s new tablets deliver an enhanced mobile experience and feature NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core mobile processors that offer extreme multitasking, noticeably faster Web browsing with built-in Flash, console-quality gaming, and low power consumption for improved battery life.
“The Tegra 2 dual core processor is the perfect fit for Lenovo’s tablets,” says Michael Rayfield, GM of mobile business, NVIDIA.
“Consumers can now enjoy the whole Web with Flash, console quality gaming and high definition video. These are a must have for today’s tablets.”
Weighing just 700 grams, the highly mobile IdeaPad Tablet K1 features a breathtaking HD display, dual cameras, and integrated Bluetooth and 802.11 Wi-Fi connectivity. The IdeaPad Tablet K1 also incorporates a unique “Home” button and Lenovo “Launch Zone” application to help users easily access their most frequent functions like e-mail, music and Web browsing.
Simply put, the Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 helps users who want:
* More out of the box – the Android-powered Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 is preloaded with more than 30 apps from partners like Adobe, Electronic Arts, Rovio, Zinio, Dataviz and others, including favourites like Angry Birds and full-version of Documents to Go.
* More entertainment – users can browse all Web sites and watch online videos with ease thanks to Flash 10.3.
* More social networking – users can access an entire network of friends and social sites all in one place, with Lenovo’s exclusive SocialTouch app, which effectively creates a one-stop social connection. And since one picture is still worth a thousand words, the Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 comes with a two-megapixel front-facing and a five-megapixel rear-facing Web cam.
* More true HD – users can watch movies and videos in breath-taking HD on a 1280 X 800 resolution screen. The mini HDMI connection allows full 1080p HD viewing when connected to an HDTV or monitor, resulting in a powerful visual experience.
* More storage – users can sync, store and share files, music and photos with 2Gb of free cloud storage, and not be limited by the on-board storage capacity.
* More apps – users can access thousands of apps in the Android Market and apps tested exclusively for the IdeaPad Tablet K1 in the Lenovo App Shop.
In addition to the thousands of apps available at the Android Market, Lenovo tablet users have access to apps in the Lenovo App Shop — a unique app marketplace, which features popular applications that have been tested specifically for Lenovo IdeaPad tablet.
The Lenovo App Shop offers apps within a broad range of categories including music, movies, books, productivity, social networking, weather, printing and more.
The Lenovo App Shop will also support enterprise applications and a private corporate application store to help businesses more easily integrate tablets into their daily operations. In addition, Lenovo will offer country-specific applications, currency and languages.