Lenovo's upcoming ThinkPad tablet shown off in Brazil

By on June 30, 2011, 11:00 AM

Lenovo's long rumored tablet made a brief appearance in Brazil this week. During a recent press event in the country of samba, supermodels and the seleção verde-amarela, Lenovo's Jaison Patrocinio publicly flashed the device but stopped short of providing any new details. He did however show the ThinkPad-branded tablet coupled with its optional leather-wrapped case that contained a full-on keyboard and optical tracking sensor.

Spec-wise it should have a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 IPS capacitive multi-touch panel, a Tegra 2 processor, up to 64GB of storage, front and rear cameras, a full-size USB 2.0 port, mini-HDMI out, a SD card reader and up to 8 hours of battery life in a package about 14mm thick and weighing 1.6 pounds. For reference, the Apple iPad 2 is 8.8mm thick and weighs 1.3 pounds, but lacks certain features like a USB 2.0 port, card reader, or HDMI-out without a separate accessory.

The device will run a customized variant of Android Honeycomb and support up to four input devices -- touch screen, keyboard, optical trackpoint and stylus -- allowing you to use it like a tablet or a laptop. Other business-oriented options will reportedly include anti-theft and remote wipe options, all while keeping the starting price below $500.

According to ZTOP, the enterprise-centric Tablet will arrive within "three to four weeks." Lenovo is also readying a consumer-oriented alternative but the company didn't provide a timeframe as to when this model will launch.




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gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

That guy looks like he's about to hit someone with that tablet, reminds me of Khrushchev and his shoe.

The dude from India was much more coy when he presented his.

spydercanopus spydercanopus said:

Because Brazil's economy is rockin' and IBM swears allegiance to none. The sold machines to Nazis in wartime, too.

rnldrc22 said:

With all the importing taxes i doubt it will be affordable to anyone other than rich people

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