Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Brings Android to Business

Last December 5 at the Dillingers 1903 Steak & Brew (Greenbelt 3) Makati City, Lenovo unveiled the second device in its tablet family – the robust ThinkPad Tablet for business customers. Like the recently launched IdeaPad Tablet K1, this new mobile internet device is powered by Android* 3.1 platform and offers the on-the-go business road warrior access to more than 250, 000 apps in Android Market as well as apps tested for Lenovo devices in the Lenovo App Shop.

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One of IDC 2011 APAC predictions is that more and more businesses will be bringing their operations on-the-go. Mobility will be a key component of enterprise services and applications, as mobile devices become part of mainstream business tools.

Vicky Agorrilla, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines said, “Tablets are another growing trend in enterprise mobility. Our ThinkPad Tablet is for the on-the-go-business professional and it is the first real business tablet to address security, durability and manageability.”

ThinkPad Tablet Brings Android to Business

The ThinkPad Tablet provides the superior media and entertainment experience of the IdeaPad Tablet K1 while giving the security, reliability and manageability features that the ThinkPad brand is known for, to create the first true business-class tablet.
Created for the professionals on the go, the ThinkPad Tablet offers a 10.1” WXGA (1280×800) display weighing 0.75 kg, the ThinkPad Tablet also comes with an IPS display for a 178-degree viewing angle and scratch-resistant Corning* Gorilla* Glass. This business-class device keeps professionals connected, productive and entertained while they’re away from the office and their home.
The ThinkPad Tablet promises to deliver an enhanced mobile experience and it features NVIDIA* Tegra* 2 dual-core mobile processors that offer extreme multitasking, noticeably faster web browsing with built-in Flash, console-quality gaming, and low power consumption for improved battery life.

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Do More Business

Business professionals are always on the move and they need a mobile device that will enable them to get more work done safety and securely. TheThinkPad Tablet allows users to view and edit Microsoft Office documents with the preloaded full version of Documents to Go app by DataViz.

With the optional digitizer pen, users can perform capacitive touchscreen functions such as open, click, drag, swipe, etc. with more precise controls than what one’s finger can give. Or they can jot down notes that automatically convert to digital text through preloaded apps like FlexT9 and Notes Mobile. When even more versatility is required, users can plug in the Keyboard Folio for fast, comfortable and accurate typing and mouse control.

The ThinkPad Tablet also enables the business customers to do more sharing. With its micro-USB port, data transferring to and from the PC can easily be done. With the built-in, full-size SD card reader, full-size USB port and Lenovo’s unique file copy utility, sharing files across devices is made more convenient. Save, sync and share large files between team members and offices with integrated cloud storage (2GB free). Display presentations and videos in HD on an external monitor with the mini-HDMI port.

Security Concerns Addressed

Security is one of the biggest challenges in enterprise mobility that businesses face today. The frequent occurrence of security incidents, including hacking that led to massive personal information leakages are aggravating their concerns that mobile device will increasingly fall victim to security breaches.

We at Lenovo ensure that our business products address security concerns. ThinkPad Tablet customers will have access to Lenovo’s full portfolio of enterprise-level services, such as ThinkPlus Support, which provides business customers direct access to advanced technicians with tablet and Android specific experience, and Tablet Protection, which gives business customers coverage for non-warranted damage from operational and structural damage due to drops, minor spills, electrical surges and other accidental damage incurred under normal operating conditions. In addition, Lenovo’s Imaging Services help save IT departments from having to do custom images for each machine, and ensures that even with flash images, the warranty is protected and the tablet is ready-to-go right out-of-the-box.

Your confidential data can be safeguarded security features that include full device and SD card encryption, port blockers and secure email access. Taking data protection from theft, data loss and viruses even further, the ThinkPad Tablet comes preloaded with McAfee Mobile Security app.

And in case your tablet is lost or stolen, the business professional can still breathe easy as the device remains to be safe. With the pre-enabled Computrace ® Mobile app can remotely track it down, disable it and/or delete sensitive data. Additional security features include virtual application support with Citrix*, simple zero-touch deployment with LanDesk* and secure email support available from Good Technology*.

Lenovo App Shop — Premium Ecosystem of Apps and Content Services

In addition to the thousands of apps available at the Android Market, Lenovo tablet users have access to apps in the Lenovo App Shop — a unique app marketplace, which features popular applications that have been tested specifically for Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet.
The Lenovo App Shop will also support enterprise applications and a private corporate application store to help businesses more easily integrate tablets into their daily operations.

Pricing and Availability

The 32GB ThinkPad Tablet will tentatively be available around mid-December 2011 with pricing that starts at approximately Php28, 000.

The ThinkPad tablet comes with a one-year warranty. Lenovo also offers warranty upgrade options that can extend the ThinkPad product warranty for two additional years./ For the latest Lenovo news, subscribe to Lenovo RSS feeds or follow Lenovo on Twitter (www.twitter.com/LenovoPhils) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/lenovophilippines).

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