The CES 2012 may no doubt have the newly launched Lenovo IdeaTab S2 on display, but potential users in China are already entitled to pick up a few units. The company has also wandered into the storage segment with its very own Personal Cloud service that’s likely to play nice with a wide catalog of devices.
Compared to its predecessors, the Lenovo IdeaTab S2 tablet is apparently thinner and much lighter. Weighing just 1.1lbs, the device incorporates a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8960 processor and a 10-inch capacitive touchscreen with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS running the show. To enrich the overall experience, the company has coated Google’s mobile platform with the Lenovo Mondrian UI. Furthermore, users can access the Lenovo App Shop as well as the Android Market to acquire a variety of applications such as Amazon Kindle, ooVoo, Angry birds, mSpot and many others.
“Lenovo is breaking down the barriers of device differentiation and weaving together hardware, software and cloud services that are connected, experiential and dynamic. We understand our users need more than just the traditional keyboard and screen for a truly satisfying digital experience. Our Personal Cloud vision integrates all devices, from tablets to TVs, for a comprehensive mobile Internet experience anytime, anywhere,” commented, Liu Jun, senior vice president and president, Mobile Internet and Digital Home business group.
Spanning around one-third of an inch thick, the gadget flaunts a detachable form factor that allows users to combine the 10-inch display with a keyboard dock. By doing so, a battery life of up to 20 hours is likely to be derived. Besides the tablet and the Personal Cloud service, Lenovo has also launched its S2 smartphone and the K91 Smart TV in China.
The Lenovo IdeaTab S2 price has currently not been disclosed by the company. However, this tablet and the Personal Cloud storage service are already available in China. Worldwide release of these aforesaid devices is expected to commence at a later date.