May 30, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
The Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 is bringing its pebble curves and a “healthy dose of swagger” to the Lenovo tablet line of products. And it will do it all for $349.
Lenovo has announced today that the IdeaTab S2109 will go on sale at select Office Depot locations and at Lenovo.com beginning in early June. The tablet will cost $349, quite the bargain considering what comes in the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet.
The IdeaTab (henceforth called just the IdeaTab) is powered by a TI OMAP 4430 dual core CPU with 1 GB of system memory. THe tab has a 9.7-inch IPS HD display capable of 720p HD video playback, or 1080p HD via Micro HDMI output. SRS surround sound speakers, which has dual bass and four speaker placements to increase sound effects, further enhances the media quality.
Lenovo promises 10 hours of battery on video and web browsing. In addition to providing highlighted tablet-oriented apps in the Lenovo App Shop, the tablet will come with full support for the Google Play Store. That’s encouraging, but the IdeaTab also has Lenovo’s UI, which is probably not what fans of stock Android want to hear. (Though from what we’ve seen, the changes are very minimal.) Look out for more news on an exact launch date shortly. Here’s a little promotional video to get your beak wet in the interim.