While the Windows 7-powered Tablet P1 will come later this year, Lenovo will launch its IdeaPad Tablet K1 first, which is the first Android tablet certified to deliver Netflix video streaming. Powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 T20 1.GHz dual-core processor, the K1 runs Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS with Lenovo’s custom UI and support for Adobe Flash Player 10.3. It comes preloaded with more than 40 apps from partners like Netflix, Amazon, Adobe, Electronic Arts, Rovio, Zinio, Dataviz, and others, including favorites like Need for Speed Shift, Angry Birds, Kindle reading app and Documents to Go.
The IdeaPad Tablet K1 has 1GB of DDR2 memory and 16GB/32GB/64GB SSD storage. It has a 10.1-inc 1280×800 capactive multitouch display, a 5 Megapixel main camera, a 2 Megapixel front camera for video chat, a mini HDMI output connector and a microSD card slot. The Honeycomb tablet supports Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11b/g/n and optional 3G. It measures just 13.3mm thick and weighs only 750g.
The IdeaPad Tablet K1 has a 2-cell battery offering up to 10 hours of use. The 32GB model IdeaPad Tablet K1 is priced at $499, and can be ordered in the U.S. starting July 20, 2011.