SINGAPORE – December 1, 2011: Lenovo today announced a new addition to its family of tablets – the IdeaPad Tablet A1 for consumers. Lenovo's new seven-inch tablet comes in four colors, weighs 400g, about the weight of a canned drink, and is 11.95mm thick, thinner than the average fashion magazine. The IdeaPad Tablet A1 comes with an offline GPS navigation technology that allows direct satellite connection regardless of Internet access, and a magnesium alloy roll-cage to protect critical internal components. Based on the Android 2.3 operating system, it comes with the Lenovo App Shop, offering apps tested for Lenovo devices, as well as hundreds of thousands of apps in the Android Market.
Lee Chown How, Country General Manager, Lenovo Singapore, said: “A recent survey showed that Singaporean families are very receptive to gadgets and technology. They use email, instant messaging, social networks and video chat, on top of phone calls, to connect with family members overseas during festive seasons. It’s no surprise that tablets feature highly as the gadget to own – as a tool to connect, as well as to consume media.
Tablets are also very personal items. That is why we’re offering different colors to suit different tastes. The new GPS navigation technology on this compact unit will also make this tablet very appealing to Singaporean customers who’re always on the go, and don’t want to be charged for the data connection.”
Available in four attractive colors – black, white, pink and blue – the IdeaPad Tablet A1’s compact size at only 11.95mm thick; and light weight at just 400g, means it’s designed to be highly portable and ready for life’s next adventure. Proving that good things come in small packages, the IdeaPad Tablet A1 comes pre-loaded with apps such as the full version of Documents To Go. In addition, the IdeaPad Tablet A1’s two-point capacitive multi-touch screen also provides a delightful interactive touch screen experience.
The IdeaPad Tablet A1 allows users to enjoy their favorite videos and movies in vibrant clarity with its 1024 X 600 resolution LED screen. With an integrated 0.3 megapixel front and back cameras, users can capture life’s moments in still photographs or video. It also allows for video chats with family and friends through via VoIP applications such as Skype.
Navigating with ease
The IdeaPad Tablet A1’s unique offline GPS navigation technology allows users to get where they’re going, faster. It enables direct connection to a satellite regardless of an Internet connection allowing for more adventures without fear of being lost.
Double the fun with applications
In addition to the hundreds of thousands of apps available in Android Market, IdeaPad Tablet A1 users have access to apps in the Lenovo App Shop – a unique app marketplace offering country-specific applications, currency, and languages, which features popular applications that have been tested specifically for Lenovo IdeaPad tablets. The Lenovo App Shop offers apps within a broad range of categories including music, movies, books, productivity, social networking, weather, printing and more.
Pricing and Availability
The IdeaPad Tablet A1 is priced at SGD 299 and is already available in Singapore from select business partners and retail stores.
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Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US21 billion personal technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see http://www.lenovo.com/.