updated 12:00 pm EDT, Tue August 23, 2011
3 models will run Android Honeycomb
Lenovo is now taking orders for its new business-oriented ThinkPad Tablet. The Android 3.1-based, 10.1-inch, Tegra 2-powered device will come in three versions. Lenovo will begin shipping the product on August 29.
All three tablets offer a 1280x800 multi-touch display, 1GB of RAM, HDMI, Wi-Fi, and both five-megapixel rear and two-megapixel front cameras. The baseline model comes with 16GB of space. The mid-tier model adds 3G and increases storage to 32GB. The top-of-the-line version increases climbs again to 64GB. Lenovo is offering a stylus pen, folding folio, and a media dock as options.
Pricing for the three models is $499, $569, and $699 respectively. The stylus will sell for $40, the folio for $50, and the dock for $70.
Lenovo has quietly slipped the actual ship date from August 23. It has also increased its pricing. The basic model was originally priced at $480, and the 32GB version was originally priced at $510 (with pen included).