Lenovo IdeaPad A1 Launching Soon – 7″, Gingerbread, $199 (video)

Lenovo are getting into the budget tablet niche. they just confirmed the the IdeaPad A1.

This is a 7?tablet running Android v2.3. It will feature a Cortex-A8 1GHz CPU, a pair of camers (3MPand VGA). The 7? LED display will have a screen resolution  much higher than you average budget tablet – 1024 x 600 (similar to the Galaxy Tab 7).

Along with the usual Bluetooth, Wifi, microSD card slot, and speakers, it will also have offline GPS. It should be on store shelves in September  with the 8GB model starting at $199. There’s also going to be 16GB and 32GB models for $249 and $299. but pricing has yet to be confirmed.

Update: Charbax is at IFA and he shot a hands-on video. It’s after the break.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Sweetpea2 September, 2011

    Looks nice, but I’ve seen different pricing… $199 for the 8GB, $249 for the 16GB and $299 for the 32GB. Looks like we’re finally getting some decent 7″ choice!

    1. Nate Hoffelder2 September, 2011

      Ah, there’s an 8GB model. That’s why I kept seeing different prices. Thanks!

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