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Lenovo launches three new tablets

Two of the tablets, the IdeaPad K1 and ThinkPad run on Android Honeycomb 3.1. The third tablet, IdeaPad P1, runs Windows 7

The IdeaPad K1 runs on Android Honeycomb 3.1 and is out in stores now
The IdeaPad K1 runs on Android Honeycomb 3.1 and is out in stores now
The IdeaPad P1 runs on Windows 7 and will be available at the end of the year
The IdeaPad P1 runs on Windows 7 and will be available at the end of the year

Lenovo has launched a line of tablets. The range includes two tablets that runs on Android Honeycomb 3.1 and another which runs Windows 7.

The IdeaPad K1 which runs Google's Honeycomb 3.1 operating system has an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and weighs 740g. It offers Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity as well as a 2.0-megapixel front facing camera for video conference, along with a 5.0-megapixel rear camera.

The K1's screen measures 10.1-inches diagonally and runs at a native resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It also supports ten-point multi-touch technology. It will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions. Lenovo says that the K1 is aimed at everyday consumers and is the first tablet certified for Netflix streaming.

Lenovo's second offering is the ThinkPad that has similar features to the K1, and runs on Honeycomb 3.1. This tablet however is targeted at business users and is intended to be a notebook companion. It has an optional digitiser, SD card slot, USB port and an optional folio case. The ThinkPad tablet also supports Computrace and LanDesk secure e-mail and is only available with 16GB or 64GB of storage.

Last but not least, the IdeaPad P1 features an Intel 1.5GHz processor and comes with either Windows 7 Professional or Home Premium. The screen is the same as the K1 and ThinkPad tablet. The P1 also packs Intel's GMA600 HD graphics. It features 2GB of RAM and can be purchased with either 32GB or 64GB of storage. WiFi and Bluetooth are standard along with a micro-SD card reader and docking port.

While the K1 is already on sale, the ThinkPad is scheduled for release in August. The P1 however will only hit stores in the fourth quarter of this year.