Lenovo has put up a pair of Android tablets from its IdeaTab
range up for pre-order in the United States. The IdeaTab A1000
and IdeaTab A3000
both offer 7-inch 1024x600 displays, run on Android Jelly Bean, and have relatively similar specifications, the A3000 adds to the 0.3MP front webcam by having a 5-megapixel counterpart on the rear.
The A1000 uses a 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek MT8317 processor with 1GB of RAM, while Unwired View
notes the more expensive A3000 oddly uses a single-core MT6575 clocked at 1GHz. Both also provide Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 16GB of storage, and a microSD card slot, but even though both have the same 3,500mAh battery, the A1000 is said to work for eight hours but the A3000 will work for only seven.
A third tablet on the website, the A2107
, is listed as "Coming soon." Using the same processor as the A3000, the A2107 uses the older Android 4.0, appears to have an option for 3G connectivity, and has a two-megapixel camera on the rear, but shares a number of core specifications with the other two tablets.
The IdeaTab A1000 and A3000 are on sale for $189 and $229 respectively, with shipping set to begin from June 12th.