When it comes to preloaded apps Lenovo gets a pat on the back for including full versions of Documents to Go, Citrix Receiver, McAfee Security and the excellent FlexT9 keyboard, but a slap for the duplicate music and video players neither of which are much good and eBuddy which is now well off the pace as the best Android IM app.
Folio stand... as standard
Lenovo’s light reworking of the Honeycomb UI includes a handy carousel app launcher and a bespoke widget with five zones for quick access to key apps. The last has a drawback though in that it takes up a huge amount of real estate over and above its visible footprint.
I’d usually show you some screen grabs at this point but I couldn’t get the ThinkPad to talk to the Android SDK on either my Linux or Windows machines – a first time failure for me – so would-be developers beware.
The battery is only rated at 3250mAh, so performance on this front is merely adequate. Loop a 720p video and you will run out of juice in under four hours. Perform less demanding day-to-day tasks but with the 3G and Wi-Fi radios on and you can make it to the seven hour mark but little further.
Heavy, black and hewn from the finest plastics known to man, the ThinkPad Tablet is exactly what you would expect a 'droid tablet carrying the TP moniker to be. The smart and business-like design is complemented by a solid range of physical connectors and the N-trig digitizing pen is sure to find fans, even if it’s not as talented as the Wacom stylus you get with the Samsung Galaxy Note. The only major grumbles are the abysmally quiet speaker and merely adequate battery life. ®
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Call this a Thinkpad?
Come back when you've glued a strawberry fruit pastille to the middle of the on-screen keyboard. Then we'll talk.
Think I will wait....
Until the price drop to £120 in the next of the yard sales.
Don't any of theses companies learn? or are they just as stupid as HP?
let's have a look at the specifications.....
Doggy software..... Yes
Useless Pen.......... Yes
Well gentlemen I think congratulations are in order, as we have a Apple Killer here.
Re: *choke* $80 keyboard?
True, but there again Apple wouldn;t put a USB2 port on there tablet and let you plug in a bog standard USB keyboard.
Dare I suggest that the desire to see words spelt and used correctly does not make one a Nazi?...
While you're there, can you arrange to move that sodding "report abuse" button to the right of the optional picture? It takes up far too much space.