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Lenovo P90 Smartphone Announced With 64-bit CPU And Android 5.0

Along with the limited edition Vibe X2 Pro, the Chinese tech giant also launched the Lenovo P90 smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas. It is the first smartphone to utilize the combination of 64-bit Intel AtomTM Z3560 processor with Intel’s 5-mode XMMTM 7262 modem. It runs on the latest Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Operating System.

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Lenovo P90 comes with a 5.5 inch Full HD display, 13 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, gesture controls, advanced LTE connectivity and a huge 4000 mAh battery. This handset will be available in Pearl White, Onyx Black and Lava Red colors. The Lenovo P90 will go on sale from next month. The price of this device will be announced soon.

“The Lenovo P90 smartphone is an impressive addition to the growing portfolio of Intel-powered smartphones. As one of the first smartphones powered by Intel’s latest processor coupled with the LTE-Advanced XMM 7260 modem, people will enjoy exceptional speed and 64-bit performance that will provide users with a great mobile experience. We are proud to continue our work with Lenovo on this major milestone.”

– Hermann Eul, Intel’s vice president of Mobile Communications

Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro, Selfie Flash Accessory And E Ink Smartband Announced

Lenovo recently launched the new Vibe X2 Pro limited edition smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas. Lenovo also unveiled a selfie flash accessory and Vibe V10 wearable smartband which is compatible with this smartphone. The Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro packs a 5.3 inch Full HD display and a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-Core processor, 13 megapixel front and rear camera with LED flash and much more.

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The rechargeable selfie flash accessory allows you to take up to 100 selfies in a single charge. It works by using 8 diffused LEDs to supplement available light for natural color tones, even in low light condition. The Vibe V10 wearable smartband features an E Ink display with up to 7-day battery life. The E Ink display on the smartband helps you to view the phone notifications even in sunlight.

The Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro will go on sale from April 2015. The price of this device will be announced before the launch. Vibe V10 Smartband will reach the global markets in April for $89.

“As lifestyles and everyday habits become more and more mobile, consumers today are looking to devices that deliver both performance and long lasting battery life in sleek, stylish designs. These are some of the driving forces behind our new range of mobile devices that offer blazing fast processing speeds, innovative new features and extended battery life to enhance the mobile experience of the most demanding users.”

– Shao Tao, vice president, Mobile business unit, Lenovo

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Lenovo Launches The Yoga Tablet 2 Series In India Starting At INR 20,990

Lenovo recently launched four new Yoga Tablet 2 devices in India. The Yoga Tablet 2 (8 inch), Yoga Tablet 2 (10 inch) and the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro (13.3 inch) runs on the Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System. These devices comes with the new Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor, 8 megapixel rear camera, long battery life and so on. Apart from that, Lenovo has also launched another variant of the Yoga Tablet 2 (10 inch) which runs on the Windows 8.1 OS and comes with 1 year subscription of Office 365.

Yoga Tablet 2 series features a new Hang mode along with the existing stand, hold and tilt modes. This devices will be exclusively available at Flipkart in India. Yoga Tablet 2 (8 inch) and Yoga Tablet 2 Pro (13.1 inch) comes with a price tag of INR 20,990 and INR 47,990 respectively, while the Yoga Tablet 2 (10 inch) Android and Yoga Tablet 2 (10 inch) Windows is available for INR 28,990 and INR 34,990 respectively.

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“As the world’s leading PC+ player, Lenovo is ahead of the game in terms of consumer centric design and technology that adapts to users. We are aiming to achieve global sales to the tune of 100 million PC+ devices, including tablets this financial year. Owing to our increasing focus on digital millennials, India as a youth market forms a crucial part of our PC+ strategy. Yoga Tablet 2 coupled with this association will help us in further strengthening our position in the tablet category.”

– Rohit Midha, Director, Tablet Business Unit, Lenovo India

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (8 inch) Specifications:

  • 8 inch IPS display
  • 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution
  • 1.86 GHz Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System
  • 8 megapixel rear camera
  • 1.6 megapixel front camera
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • microSD card slot
  • 4G LTE Connectivity
  • Voice-calling
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • 6400 mAh battery

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (10 inch) Specifications:

  • 10 inch IPS display
  • 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution
  • 1.86 GHz Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS / Windows 8.1 OS
  • 8 megapixel rear camera
  • 1.6 megapixel front camera
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • microSD card slot
  • 4G LTE Connectivity
  • Voice-calling
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • 6400 mAh battery

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro Specifications:

  • 13.3 inch IPS display
  • 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
  • 1.86 GHz Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System
  • 8 megapixel rear camera
  • 1.6 megapixel front camera
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal memory
  • microSD card slot
  • 4G LTE Connectivity
  • Voice-calling
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • 9600 mAh battery

Review: Lenovo S890 Features, Specifications, and Price

Lenovo announced the S890 Android smartphone back in January 2013, and it turned out to be one of the most popular smartphone in the 5 inch device category. The 5 inch screen phone comes with IPS display and the taste of Google’s Android Jelly Bean.

Although Lenovo’s focus is mostly on notebooks, the company has done an impressive piece of work in the mobile market. Unlike the predecessor, Lenovo S880, which lacked many features, the dual sim S890 totally fills in the gaps with a decent set of hardware specifications and making it really stand out from the crowd. However, how good is the Lenovo S890? It’s time to find out.

Lenovo S890

Design, Look and Feel

The Lenovo S890 is elegantly designed and the build quality is pretty impressive. The phone has a glossy and metallic finish with curvy edges making it look more premium and classy than almost any other mid-range smartphones. The shiny plastic back cover, which I loved the most, does a good job of masking fingerprints. On the sides, the phone has a chrome trim running along, which has a matte finish.

In terms of weight, the phone is slightly heavier at 176 gms when compared to similar size phablets such as the Micromax Canvas HD (156 grams) or the Samsung Galaxy Grand (162 grams), but is definitely slimmer.

The volume rocker on the right side of the phone is easily accessible while the power button (placed on top) is not that easy to reach out. However, you won’t be using the power button quite often to turn on/off the screen as Lenovo’s flip-cover that comes bundled with the phone enables auto screen on and off when the flip is opened or closed. Pretty neat.

Lenovo S890 Specifications

Dimensions:

  • 74.2mm (W) x 143.6mm (H) x 9.3mm (T)
Processor:

  • MTK 6577T 1.2GHz

 

Sim:

  • Dual Core Dual SIM
  • Uses traditional SIM size
Lenovo S890 Memory:

  • RAM 1GB + 4GB (emmc)
  • Expandable storage:
  • Add up to 32GB with a microSD card

 

Connectivity/Radios:

  • BT 3.0 HS
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g /n
  • USB 2.0 HS
  • A-GPS
  • FM receiver
 Display:

  • 5.0’’ 540×960 IPS
  • Capacitive 5 point multitouch
  • 16 Million colors

Weight:

  • 176g

Battery :

  • 2250mAh, User replaceable
  • Talk time: up to 17.5 hours
  • Standby: 13 days
 Operating System:

  • Android™ 4.1 JellyBean

Sound:

  • Smart Sound for perfect sound
  • clarity even in noisy environments

Buttons:

  • Power Key, Volume Key
  • Capacitive Menu, Home & back keys for Android
 Ports/Slots:

  • Micro SD supports up to 32GB
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Micro USB

Integrated Camera:

  • 0.3M fixed focus front camera
  • 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus,
  • LED flash w/ Geo-tagging

 

 

Included – S890 Flip Cover:

  • Protects your S890 from scratches, bumps and falls
  • In-built sensor automatically switches on the S890, when you open the cover.

Recommended – S890 Pen:

  • Write, draw & interact with this sleek capacitive pen
  • Fits into the 3.5mm headphone jack making it easy to carry

Lenovo S890 Features

The S890 features a 5-inch screen offering a 540 x 960 resolution and an IPS panel offering better contrast as well as brightness levels. Its brightness level can go really high of course the battery consumption will shoot up as well.

The Lenovo S890 comes with a MediaTek 6577T chipset that includes a 1.2 GHz dual core processor along with a PowerVR SGX 544 GPU, all which work together to offer a fluid touch operations and faster response to application requests.

The phone also features 1 GB of RAM including 4 GB of internal storage, which is expandable to 32 GB. The 1 GB RAM is very much enough to give a smooth usage of the phone and works pretty will the dual core processor.

Lenovo S890 Features

The phone does lag when too many applications are running in background, however, this was simply a test that we conducted, and phone with similar specifications will results is slow performance.

Along with the 8MP rear camera, the device features a 0.3 megapixel front facing camera that is good enough for video calling. The camera build is quite impressive. Pictures taken from the rear camera have sharp details and natural colors. The quality of the images taken is pretty decent, however, there are certain low light issues. That is, there is too much of noise visible when shot in low light conditions.

One of the best features of the phone is Lenovo’s Energy smart feature that enables you to keep a track of your phone’s battery usage and optimize it accordingly. The 2,250mAh battery should give enough battery life, and with normal usage it would approximately last over a day and a half.

Conclusion and Pricing

The downside is that the phone does not support full HD video recording, but the bigger turn off is the weight of the phone. If that isn’t any issue, then the phone is a great buy and worth it. The Lenovo S890 is priced at Rs. 20,899. At this range, it competes heavily with the Samsung Galaxy Grand, however, both the smartphones have unique features and have their own set of pros and cons, but if asked to choose between the two, the Lenovo S890 is a better choice.

Lenovo ThinkCenter Edge 92z AIO Review

Introduction

The Lenovo ThinkCenter Edge 92z AIO (All In One) is a sleek machine which is small in size but packs in a lot of power. The product is targeted towards enterprise use, designing, studies and even for day to day use.

Lenovo’s AIO features an inbuilt processor, WiFi direct, USB ports, VOIP optimized hardware, Bluetooth and HDMI in/out ports. It also comes with an integrated camera, microphone, internal speakers, card reader, optical drive, Ethernet port and a cable lock slot. The entire unit is powered through a single power cord. The compact build of the AIO makes it very easy to move and mount and saves up to 70% of the desk space.

The multi touch LED screen display interface and wireless keyboard and mouse also make It more easy to use with either touch or through the included peripherals. The AIO also can be easily mounted on screens and can be used as interactive monitors for advertisements. It is also very easy to clean and disinfect.

 

Lenovo ThinkCenter Edge 92z Specifications

Processor      : Intel(R) Core i5 – 3470S CPU @ 2.90GHZ

Main Memory / RAM         : 4.00GB

Hard Drive size            : 500GB

OS              : 64 bit Windows 8

Touch              : Multi Touch with 10 touch points

Graphics Card      : 2GB Discrete AMD Radeon HD7650A

Screen Size      : 21.5 inch Touch

Weight      : 8.4 kg

Display             : LED High definition display 1080p Wide Viewing Angle

Sound             : Dolby advance audio v2

WebCam      : 1.3 M full HD

Packaging, Looks, Build Quality , Weight

The packaging is decent enough and comes with the following

  • The AIO Desktop
  • Wireless mouse
  • Wireless keyboard
  • Power cord
  • User guide

     

The desktop looks pretty sleek with the space saving design .Lenovo has also provided with a hook at the back to make it easy to move around.

Setting up the AIO Lenovo Edge 92z is very simple. Pull the stand, plugin the power cord, press the start button and you are good to go. The stand behind the monitor is adjustable from 10 to 40 degree as per your comfort. The stand is easily removable and can be easily mounted on the ThinkCenter Extented Arm (57Y4352) which makes it versatile and swing effortless in whichever direction you wish to move.

The flat screen frameless monitor is shiny black in color which gives an elegant look for the business use.

The weight of the AIO desktop is around 8.9kg. However, this is a desktop and not a laptop so the weight is understandable.

The touch screen is very reflexive and smooth. The touch and zoom feature is very impressive and you can easily zoom in and out when you want to take a closer look at something. If you don’t want to use the touch it provides wireless mouse and keyboard which is very useful when just want to operate the machine lying down on couch. I personally used it to watch movies while sitting away from the desktop and found the experience enjoyable.

The keyboard is spill proof so you do need not worry if you drop coffee over it by mistake. It can easily slide under the monitor when not required an add-on to space saving design.

Connectivity Options

The edge provides a lot of connectivity interfaces within the monitor. It has 6 Slots of USB 2.0 or 3.0 connector. If you have more than 6 USB devices you can connect a USB hub and connect to additional devices. It also has an HDMI in and out slot and a shortcut key to switch between the display screens. It has an Ethernet connector to attach to Ethernet cable or LAN.

In addition to the microphone and headphone connector it also has an integrated SD card reader. It also provides a cable lock slot for security reasons.

There is a system stand which is adjustable as per your comfort. You can remove the stand and the monitor and it can be wall mounted as well which allows for more user friendly interaction when mounted for interactive advertising.

It comes with integrated camera with 1.3 MP with IPS wide viewing angle and full infinity screen. Along with all the above this Lenovo edge comes with a Wi-Fi direct and Bluetooth features which really makes users to do with lot more things.

Touchscreen, Display and Audio Quality

The touch screen comes with attractive glossy screen with the 10-point multi touch feature.

It comes with 21.5” wide HD LED display screen which give a very clear picture quality with a well usage while watching movies or playing games or doing some graphics or presentation. Scroll , tap, touch, drag , slide becomes quite easy with the multi touch support . Also the IPS wide viewing screen feature gives the amazing closer view to look at something specific. However with the glossy screen will tend to reflect the light from tube light lit overhead and cause unnecessary disturbance.

The Lenovo edge 92z have not made any compromise on the size of the screen and it can be connected very easily with the other display screens with HDMI in/out thus increases the productivity. The short cut button for HDMI on the desktop monitor makes it even faster to connect to larger display. It also comes with multi display support and view management utility to open multiple applications at a time.

The audio quality is really good with the in-build Dolby speakers which gives a very clear voice quality. It also provides separate jack for connecting external headphone and microphone which also gives a very clear voice quality. The 1.3MP webcam and integrated microphone just adjacent to the web cam allows you to do video conferencing anywhere in the world. This classy Lenovo PC is optimised for Microsoft Lync qualified VoIP features.

Performance

Lenovo ThinkCenter Edge 92z performance is pretty good. Powered with Intel 3rd Generation Core i5 Processor – 3470s and 2GB Discrete AMD Radeon HD7650A allows to play games, render graphics and carry of task in just double click time. Multiple display allows you to view multiple apps on a screen and the simple tap makes it fast to switch between the apps.The system boot up really fast in just a few seconds.


It also provide superior web conferencing with high quality webcam and key stroke noise separation.

It also comes with the Lenovo program name Lenovo Solution Center wherein you see more information of your system’s health like HDD, memory, backups, recoveries, devices. It also allows to run a test to check the condition of hardware.

Conclusion

Lenovo Edge 92z is sleek and stylish compared to all the other AIO desktops. The shiny black 21.5inch screen with HD infinity LED display gives it an elegant look while using in an enterprise or the business organizations. It is quite compact to make the workspace look well organized.

Also the machine is just great in performance and boots up into the OS in a few seconds. The ability to be able to open multiple apps simultaneously and with the ease to collaborate to external devices using HDMI in/out or WIFI Direct /Bluetooth allows users to do work with great efficiency. The touchscreen is very responsive and allows to quickly switch between the apps and makes it really fast to move from checking emails to open excel sheet or to browse the research work.

The estimate cost of the machine goes to 80,000Rs which is quite a bit high for the desktops.

Overall the performance, touch and simplicity is amazing. Useful for business and enterprise use but a little expensive to use as home desktop.

 


Lenovo Announces A Trio Of Low-End Budget Oriented Android Tablets

Lenovo today kicked off the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona by unveiling a trio of low-end Android tablets. The S6000 is the highlight of the three with Lenovo touting it as a “Home Entertainment” center.The tablet has a sleek design with a disappointing 10.1-inch screen with 1280*800 resolution screen.

Internally, the S6000 packs in a quad-core 1.2GHz MediaTek SoC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro HDMI port and optional HSPA+ connectivity. The press release states that the tablet is capable of providing more than 8 hours of battery life. Lenovo was pretty vague in its press release and at the moment, this is all we know about the S6000.

Next in line is the A3000, which sports a 7-inch 1024*600 IPS screen, a 1.2GHz MediaTek quad-core processor, and is “only” 11mm thin. Apart from optional HSPA+ connectivity, there is also a microSD card slot and the usual bunch of sensors and connectivity options. Lenovo states that the A3000 has been optimized for web browsing, gaming and video playback.

Last but not the least is the A1000. The tablet sports the same screen as on the A3000 (7-inch 1024*600 IPS), and comes with large speakers surrounding it in the front. The device is also certified as Dolby Digital Plus thus being “perfect for music lovers and those seeking a pocket studio”. The tablet will also come with 16GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot that will be expandable up to 32GB. Out of the box, the A1000 will be running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

All the three tablets from Lenovo are expected to be available sometime in Q2 of this year. The company did not mention anything about the prices of these tablets, but expect them to be cheap.

AT&T To Offer Off-Contract Lenovo IdeaTab A2107

AT&T has just announced that it will be offering the Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 off-contract and unsubsidized. The device will sell for $199.99 off-contract or $99.99 if purchased with a two-year contract. The device will only support AT&T’s 3G network as the device doesn’t support 4G LTE network. Chris Penrose, AT&T’s senior vice president of emerging devices, has said that the device “is a great option for those in the market for a compact, multifunctional tablet at an affordable price,”.

If you’re unaware, the Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 is a very low priced 7″ tablet. The device runs Android 4.0 and supports Google Play. The device is powered by a modest 1GHz CPU with 1GB of RAM and a 2.0 megapixel camera. The device seems like a good option for those who want a tablet to add to their AT&T Mobile Share plan for an extra $10 per month. The device is perfect for light gaming, Netflix streaming and web browsing, though we wouldn’t recommend it to those who need the best tech on the market. At only $199.99, the Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 makes a good competitor to the Nexus 7 with Mobile Data which currently retails for $299.00. However, the Nexus 7 does offer better specs and is factory unlocked.

Source: AT&T via Talk Android

 

Lenovo K900 Running Android Sports A Dual-Core 2GHz Clover Trail+ Processor

Huawei and ZTE are not the only companies releasing Android based smartphones at CES in Las Vegas. Joining them is Lenovo, which released its flagship smartphone earlier today at CES, the Lenovo K900.

The K900 sports a massive 5.5-inch IPS screen with 1080p Full HD resolution protected by Gorilla Glass 2, 2GGB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, microSD card slot, a 13MP F/1.8 camera at its back accompanied by dual-LED flash, and a front-facing 1.9MP camera with 88-degree viewing angle.

The handset is made of stainless steel alloy plus polycarbonate body inside an impressively thin 6.9mm body. Perhaps, the most interesting part of the Lenovo K900 is the processor ticking inside it. Last year, Lenovo was among the first companies at CES to announce an Intel Medfield based phone, the K800. This year, they continue that tradition with the K900, which sports Intel’s latest mobile SoC – Clover Trail+, a dual-core chip that is clocked at an insanely high 2GHz.

At the moment it is unknown how Clover Trail+ performs compared to other mobile SoC solutions like the Tegra 4, Apple’s A6X and Samsung’s Exynos series. The company did not mention anything about the pricing or release date of the K900, or which version of Android it will run out of the box.

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 Complete Events Schedule

The much-awaited Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 is finally here. As usual, the event will be held between January 8 – January 11 in Las Vegas, United States. HP, Lenovo and Vizio are expected to launch a number of ultrabooks, while LG, Samsung, Sony and HTC will launch their flagship smartphones and tablets. Check out the complete schedule below. All timings are mentioned in PST (GMT -0800).

Monday, January 7, 2013:

  • 08:00 am – LG Press Conference
  • 09:00 am – Sharp CES Press Showcase
  • 09:00 am – AT&T Developers Summit
  • 12:00 pm – Fujifilm Press Conference
  • 12:00 pm – NETGEAR Press Conference
  • 01:00 pm – Huawei Device Press Conference
  • 01:00 pm – Intel CES Press Briefing
  • 02:00 pm – Samsung Press Conference
  • 03:00 pm – Casio America Inc. Press Conference
  • 04:00 pm – Ford Motor Company Press Conference
  • 05:00 pm – Sony Press Conference
  • 06:30 pm – Qualcomm Keynote

Tuesday, January 8, 2013:

  • 11:00 am – Audi Press Conference
  • 01:00 pm – Bang & Olufsen Press Conference
  • 01:30 pm – ZTE Grand S Announcement
  • 04:00 pm – U.S. Launch of Motörheadphönes
  • 04:30 pm – Verizon Wireless Keynote
  • 05:30 pm – T-Mobile Press Event

Wednesday, January 9, 2013:

  • 09:00 am – Pebble: E-Paper Smartwatch for iPhone and Android Announcement
  • 11:30 am – Official Launch of SendBoo Mobile Application
  • 02:00 pm – SmartKlear by LensPen launch: Remove Fingerprints from your iPhone Screen
  • 02:00 pm – TAIWAN Products Launch & International Press Conference
  • 03:30 pm – Synaptop: Living in the Cloud Announcement
  • 06:00 pm – Kenwood USA Press Conference

Lenovo P770 Launched In China; Comes With 3500 mAh Battery, Android 4.1

What is only thing you don’t like about your smartphone? Ask this question to any of the Android smartphone users and you will get the same answer from almost everyone. The battery life! Last year, Motorola surprised everyone with Motorola Razr Maxx, which was the first smartphone to ship with a powerful 3300 mAh battery. This year, Motorola launched Razr Maxx HD which was packed with some amazing features and the same 3300 mAh battery.

Now, it seems that other manufacturers are ready to join the bandwagon. Lenovo has recently launched the Android powered Lenovo P770 smartphone which comes with a 3500 mAh Li-Po battery. Yes, the battery on this device is even larger than the Razr Maxx and Razr Maxx HD. Lenovo P770 runs on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. This handset is currently available for purchase only in China.

Lenovo P770 features a 4.5 inch IPS display, sporting a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, 3.5 mm headset jack, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, GPS, up to 29 hours of talk-time, up to 644 hours of stand-by time and a 3500 mAh battery.

The handset measures 133 x 67 x 11.9 mm and weighs 161 grams. The Lenovo P770 comes with a price-tag of 1699 Chinese Yuan (approx. $270). You can easily get this handset from Lenovo China’s official website. The manufacturer has not yet announced the availablity of this device in other markets. But we really hope to see this device or similar devices from other manufacturers in our Indian market.

Lenovo Announces The Dual-SIM A660 Smartphone

Lenovo has previously launched a number of smartphones in the European and Asian market which failed miserably. However, the manufacturer release new devices for the Chinese market every now and then. The latest handset to enter the Chinese market is the mid-budget Android powered Lenovo A660 smartphone.

There is nothing much to talk about the specs, since you can’t expect much from a mid-range smartphone. Thankfully, this device runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System and the much-awaited Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update won’t make its way to this device in the near future. Lenovo A660 is the company’s first water-proof and IP67 certified device.

It comes with a 4 inch WVGA Gorilla Glass display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1 GHz dual-core processor, dual SIM (GSM + WCDMA) capabilities, 5 megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, 3.5 mm headset jack, Bluetooth, Google Play Store, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and a 1500 mAh battery.

The price and release date of this handset has not been announced yet. It is expected to be available for less than $200. Lenovo A660 won’t be available in other European and Asian markets.

Lenovo Announces ThinkPad Tablet 2 Windows 8 Device, Doesn’t Mind The Surface

With Windows 8’s general availability pegged for October 26th, several OEMs —  Asus, HP, Fujitsu, Samsung, and others — have already announced their first tablet devices built just for Windows 8. And of course, Lenovo will also be throwing its hat into the ring. Today, the company announced their first Windows 8 tablet, the ThinkPad Tablet 2.

It packs a 10.1 inch multi-touch display (which can also handle pen/stylus input), measures in at 9.8 mm thin, and weighs less than 600 grams (1.3 pounds). Under the hood, the tablet is powered by a next-generation Intel Atom processor and will run Windows 8 Pro. Clearly, it’s targeted more towards professionals over the average consumer, and the price point will rightfully reflect that.

So, with that being said, how does Lenovo feel about the Surface? According to Acer — who previously urged Microsoft to “think twice” about making the device — the device will have a “huge negative impact” on the ecosystem. Dilip Bhatia, vice president and general manager of the ThinkPad business unit holds a different view altogether. He says that Lenovo isn’t worried about the Surface as it doesn’t step on the ThinkPad’s toes at all, and thinks that it’s a good thing that it is stirring up excitement around the Windows 8 tablet ecosystem as a whole:

“Microsoft is a strategic partner for us. The Surface has brought more excitement to the marketplace. The ThinkPad tablet is focused after the business individual; the Surface is more geared towards the consumer offering,” he said.

 The ThinkPad Tablet 2 will be available in late October.

Lenovo Unveils The IdeaPad S2109 Tablet!

Lenovo has just announced its latest Android tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich, the IdeaTab S2109. Beside its complex name, the tablet sports a 9.7-inch IPS LCD with a 4:3 aspect ratio. The resolution of the tablet is known, but considering it has a 4:3 aspect ratio, the resolution should ideally be 1024*768. Compared to the Full HD (1920*1080) resolution in the upcoming Android tablets, and the Retina display on the new iPad, the resolution is quite a disappointment. The tablet is a mere 8.9 mm thin, and will have a unibody gunmetal finish for a premium feel in the hand.

The S2109 will be powered by a TI OMAP SoC, either the 4430 or the 4460, which is again inferior to the Tegra 3 in benchmarks. Other specs of the tablet include 1GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, FM radio (!), micro-HDMI, micro-USB and the usual bunch of sensors. Lenovo also states that the tablet comes with quad (!) speakers for a true SRS Trumedia experience. Whether the tablet really manages to fit in four quality speakers in such a slim body, or is this just a marketing gimmick from Lenovo can only be found once it hits the retail market. Lenovo also promises up to 10 hours of battery life for the tablet.

Thankfully, the IdeaPad will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box. The company is yet to send out a a press release about the launch of the tablet, along with more details about its pricing and release date though.

Via – Android Police