Lenovo’s upcoming IdeaTab A2109, a nine-inch device is in stock on Best Buy’s online store, reports Engadget. It offers 16GB of storage, an NVIDA Tegra 3 processor and a standard serving of Ice Cream Sandwich for $299.
The Lenovo 7 inch tablet A2107, running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), is expected in brick and mortar stores, too. It is expected to cost around $200 and features a 1024 x 600 pixel display, a less powerful 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 single core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 2MP rear camera, and a 0.3MP front-facing camera and up to 16GB of storage.
Last year, Jeff Bezos introduced the Kindle Touch for $99, a 3G version for $149, the 7″ Kindle Fire for $199 and a bare bones e-reader for $79. The Kindle Fire color media tablet broke the $200 barrier and was a big hit for Amazon.
Since the Kindle Fire was introduced last year, the $199, seven-inch Nexus 7 came out with a Tegra 3 processor and the latest Google Jelly Bean OS with voice assistant.
On September 6, Amazon promises a large press event where a new 7″ tablet is expected to be unveiled. The new 7″ Amazon tablet is likely to have a built-in camera and a much-improved display. Developers are being told to expect a display with a 1280×800 pixel resolution, which is a bit different than the 1024×600 display of the current Kindle Fire.
A larger Kindle Fire 2 — which would be equal in size to Apple’s iPad — is not a done deal, says All Things D. According to several sources, even though a larger cousin of the seven-inch Kindle Fire is definitely in the works, it’s not clear if Amazon is ready to roll one out quite yet.
Apple is also expected to announce a smaller iPad sometime in October. It’s expected to be a 7.85-inch device and cost between $250-$300. The iPhone 5 is expected to debut on September 12, says C/Net, with actual sales to start September 21. Apple will then announce the smaller iPad the following month.