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Lenovo readying 10.1 and 7 inch Honeycomb tablets for late 2011

ThinkPad joined by mysterious smaller brother
Lenovo readying 10.1 and 7 inch Honeycomb tablets for late 2011

In something of a double scoop, has lifted the lid on what it believes are two new Android powered tablets due for release late in 2011.

The site, which sources what it claims are a number of official presentation slides, claims a 10.1 inch Honeycomb tablet will be joined in Q4 2011 by an as of yet unnamed 7 inch device, also running Android 3.0.

Thinking ahead

Adding to the already announced LePad, the site reports the 10.1 inch tablet - dubbed either ThinkPad or Think Slate - is going to be aimed at the upper end of the tablet market, shipping with a price tag of $499.

The tablet will sport a Tegra 2 processor, front and rear cameras, 1280 x 800 IPS capacitive display and what's described as "keyboard portfolio case", which according to the leaked snaps appears to be a keyboard dock.

The slides also point towards an HTC Flyer style "true pen" option for "sketching and note-taking".

It's reported USB 2.0, micro USB, and mini-HDMI ports and a full-sized SD card slot will all also be on board.

Second in command

With ThinkPad being lined up for an August launch, a further report on the site states a 7-inch alternative will also see the light of day later in the year.

"It's going to have a dual-core ARM processor, 7-inch 1280 x 800 resolution display, and Android 3.0 with Le OS or Lenovo's UI," Joanna Stern says in the site's splash.

"The image of the tablet itself looks like it's just a placeholder, and since these slides are about a month or two old, that certainty makes sense with this product pegged for a Q4 release."