Netflix support on Android Honeycomb has been a long time coming and, finally, we have our first consumer-grade Android tablet that brings the service on board right out of the box. Today, Lenovo introduced its IdeaPad K1 Honeycomb tablet, which joins its brother the ThinkPad Tablet as the first Android Honeycomb tablets certified for use with Netflix.
The IdeaPad K1 isn’t all about Netflix though, it also brings some other extremely exciting features to the table including a 13.3 mm design , a form factor that weighs less than 1.6lbs, integrated Bluetooth connectivity, 802.11 Wi-Fi connectivity and more than 40 apps from companies like Amazon and Electronic Arts pre-loaded.
All of it comes out to a $50 value, so it’s likely that this is much more than bloatware.
As for the juicier specs: the IdeaPad K1 is powered by a Tegra 2 dual-core processor, a display with 1280 x 800 resolution, Android 3.1 Honeycomb, a mini HDMI connection for full 1080p viewing on HDTV’s, integrated cloud storage, access to the Android Marketplace, as well as some exclusive stuff from Lenovo including a Lenovo App Shop for premium function on the IdeaPad K1 as well as Lenovo’s one-stop social software, Lenovo’s Social Touch app.
Those of you interested will be happy to know that the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 can be pre-ordered starting today through Lenovo with a launch planned for an unspecified date in August. For right now, there is only a 32GB Wi-Fi only model and it’s going to run you a fairly competitive $499.
You can find more info and pre-order the IdeaPad Ki1 if you head here.