Lenovo IdeaPad A1 $199 Android 2.3 Tablet Announced

Lenovo IdeaPad A1, a $199 7 inch tablet running Android is announced.IdeaPad A1 will have a single core 1 Ghz Cortex A8 processor. It has front- and rear-facing cameras (the back one rated at three megapixels) and a 7-inch, 1,024 x 600 display, and runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Engadget reports that the $199 version […]

Lenovo IdeaPad A1, a $199 7 inch tablet running Android is announced.

IdeaPad A1 will have a single core 1 Ghz Cortex A8 processor. It has front- and rear-facing cameras (the back one rated at three megapixels) and a 7-inch, 1,024 x 600 display, and runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

Engadget reports that the $199 version will just have 8 GB storage, while the 16 and 32 GB models will sell for $249 and $299, respectively. Engadget also claims that the $199 8 GB version might not ship in the US but that has yet to be confirmed.

According to the report, only 16GB and 32GB models will be shipped to the US, as with both microSD and SD expansion it'll be fairly easy to add more. Connectivity is limited to WiFi, but there is a GPS in there, so it could make for a passable navigation device.

In addition to being able to access the Android Marketplace, Lenovo will also let users get access to over 200 exclusive apps from its own Lenovo App Store.

The first IdeaPad A1 tablets are scheduled to be released sometime later in 2011.