Lenovo has launched in the Philippine market two 7-inch Android-powered tablets: the Lenovo A1000, a budget music tablet, and Lenovo A3000, a quad-core dual-SIM entertainment tablet.
The Lenovo A1000, an addition to the growing budget-friendly tablet market, is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
With a tag price of Php6,499, the A1000 has a 7-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with 1024×600 pixel resolution. It also provides an on-board storage capacity of 4GB and it can be expanded to 32GB with a micro-SD slot, as well as a GSM SIM support, so users can load content up and take it anywhere else they want to experience high-quality sights and sounds.
One of the biggest selling points of the device is its ability to enhance music performance which is normally reserved for more expensive 7-inch tablets. The A1000 features Dolby Digital Plus and front-facing speakers that ensure the sound is directed at the users’ ears rather than the floor.
On the connectivity side, the A1000 features Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, a micro-SD card slot, and a USB port. It is powered by 3500mAh battery. It also has a VGA front-facing camera.
Quad-Core Dual-SIM Tablet
Powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core MTK processor and running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the Lenovo A3000 boasts of specifications typically found in a much larger device, all packed into a seven-inch form factor that is thin and light.
Although Lenovo A3000 sports an IPS 1024×600 pixel capacitive touchscreen display, weighs 345g and is only 11mm thick, it is capable of holding a wealth of content with its 16GB internal storage that is expandable to 64GB, with the external micro-SD card. It also supports dual GSM SIM with 3G/HSPA+.
Priced at Php9,999, the A3000 has a seven-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with 1024×600 pixel resolution and a five-megapixel rear camera with AutoFocus VGA front facing camera. Aside from these, Bluetooth 4.0, a Wi-Fi, micro-SD card slot and a microUSB port are also present on the device.
These new Android-powered tablets come with Lenovo Mobile Access, a service that allows users to connect instantly “out of the box.” When customers first power up their Lenovo device, an icon indicating Lenovo as their access provider, will be seen. Without having to set up a special data plan, they can immediately start browsing Web pages, accessing their e-mail and sharing content with friends using HSPA+ 3G access or through Wi-Fi according to their specific configuration.
When the initial Lenovo Mobile Access service expires, users will be prompted with the option to easily renew their plan or select an alternative service.
The Lenovo A1000 and Lenovo A3000 are available from Lenovo’s retail partners, MSI-ECS, Ingram Micro Asia Ltd. through its sub-distributor Net Essentials, and Open Communications.
“While we remain committed to the PC space, we have been expanding into new form factors to cater to today’s breed of young, dynamic Filipino doers who have adopted the mobile lifestyle and have embraced the seven-inch form factor as their tablet of choice,” said Vicky Agorilla, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines.
“Lenovo’s latest seven-inch Android tablets, Lenovo A1000 and Lenovo A3000, are a testament of Lenovo’s ability to develop product categories and markets, and our deep understanding of Filipino consumers’ multi-faceted needs, which differentiate us from the competition and set us apart as a truly innovative company,” Agorilla claimed.