In one of the most surprising, nay downright shocking moves of maybe the last couple of years in the technology landscape, Google sold Motorola to global PC market leader Lenovo, as the Chinese giant looks to bolster its mobile reputation.
As such, there’s currently unprecedented media attention set on Lenovo’s subsequent mobile releases, though it appears that for the moment the growing ambitions don’t translate in any apparent strategy shift.
So it’s business as usual for Lenovo, as a pair of unexciting low-end 7-inch Android tablets has surfaced online, following Bluetooth SIG regulatory approvals. The A3300 and A3500 are set to join an already rich family of IdeaTabs, possibly at the same time as the A5500 and A7600.
Nexus 7 “killers”? Hardly. The A3300 is reminiscent of days we thought past, with a cringe worthy 1,024 x 600 pixels resolution display, whereas the A3500 ups the ante, but only a little, to 1,280 x 800.
1 GB RAM and presumably pre-loaded Android 4.2 Jelly Bean are the common denominators, while a 5 MP rear camera and quad-core 1.3 GHz CPU should further set the A3500 apart from its humble “sibling”.
The chip powering the A3300 is likewise clocked at 1.3 GHz, but touts just two cores, and the main snapper is a 2 MP unit. No words on pricing or ETAs for the time being, however it can’t be long now. After all, the slates aren’t getting any young. On the contrary.
Via [Phone Arena]