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Lenovo said to be bringing Honeycomb tablet with keyboard dock, pen input

Anybody have a hankering for another Android 3.0 tablet/laptop combo? The ASUS EeePad Transformer (read our full review) is already out in Europe and is headed to the United States this week. And hot on its heels this summer may be the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet.

Looking at the listed specs, it's pretty similar to the Transformer. It's got a 10.1-inch IPS display, Android 3.0 Honeycomb powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, USB ports, SD card reader, microUSB, HDMI, Wifi and 3G versions, and "keyboard booklet and cradle." Same as the Transformer. And like ASUS' set, the ThinkPad Tablet will come in 16GB and 32GB  versions -- and add on a 64GB versions for the serious PowerPoint players. It's also touting some serious enterprise-friendly Cisco security software, which the new Samsung devices will be sporting as well. But, wait, there's more. The ThinkPad Tablet also will have a pen input a la the HTC Flyer.

We're going to withhold judgment on the keyboard dock until it's official and we get to see it. But if leaked images are any indication, it looks seriously clunky compared to the EeePad Transformer. We'll just have to see. Check out more pics and deets at the source link. [This is My Next]

  • Actually I think that design for a keyboard dock will last longer than the eeepad design being it supposrts the whole tablet instead of anchoring it on one side only.
  • Lenovo = quality. I will gladly wait to try this baby out before rushing into a purchase. Judging by the fact my 5-yr old ThinkPad still functions, I'd bet this tablet/netbook will last too. And, I'll bet all of the software works, too! Thanks for the news.
  • I have a 6-year old R51 that works perfectly. It's been used and abused and keeps on ticking.
  • Same here, I have an I-don't-even-know-how-old Lenovo X61 Windows Convertible (note the hinge) Tablet (yes that old, from the first tablet go 'round). It now primarily runs Linux Mint, although it dual boots into Windows 7, which I'll need to do less as the iPhones in the house get replaced. It's not only still kicking and snappy, but is my "daily driver" to do web development on. I'll definitely wait for theirs over everybody else. (the one one the side is a CR48)
  • Finally! I've been writing in to Android Central for months now asking them to talk about this. It was shown off at CES 2010 running 2.1 or froyo, and again at CES 2011. When docked in the keyboard, its supposed to run windows 7. Exactly what I need. A practical netbook running windows for actual productivity, and then a slim, detachable tablet for convenient and portable web browsing, etc. Sounds great.
  • Absolutely... I wonder if I'd be able to install Linux on he Windows partition? I don't see why not...