With the Axe falling over HP’s PC business and the TouchPad with it’s intrepid WebOS platform now firmly put out to pasture it makes for a nice change to share some good news regarding the launch of another industry heavyweight’s beautiful new Tablet. Lenovo’s ThinkPad is now available to order and there are several models in the range expected to begin shipping on August 29th. The starting price for the 16GB Wi-Fi-only version is $500 with higher-end models offering more storage and 3G. Running Android 3.1 Honeycomb these 10.1-inch slates offer solid specs with a dual-core, NVIDIA Tegra 2 SoC processor running at 1GHz. The display resolution offers 1280 x 800 pixels, you can also expect to find a USB 2.0 port and an SD Memory card slot for additional expansion.

Front and rear cameras ensure you’ll enjoy immersive video calls, while as the name might suggest the ThinkPad is primarily a business orientated device, which in itself is a unique prospect for an Android Tablet. Lenovo have reloaded the device with a wealth of business-minded Apps such as Cisco AnyConnect and Computrace. You can even “use your corporate network password to access your ThinkPad Tablet.” There are also some optional accessories like the “ThinkPad Tablet Dock, ThinkPad Tablet Pen and foldable ThinkPad Tablet Keyboard Folio case”.

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