Lenovo has also announced at MWC 2016 some new additions to its tablet lineup in the form of the TAB3 family. This tablet family will be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and there will be three distinct models available. One geared towards the business user coming in with a 10″ screen and the others geared towards families at 7″ and 8″. Read on below for all the details from the press release.
Lenovo Unveils TAB3 Mobile Devices
TAB3 10 Business: An Android tablet tailored for business – TAB3 7 And TAB3 8: Designed for families
- TAB3 10 Business optimizes business-critical hardware and software and harnesses the power and versatility of Android 6
- Fully supports Android for Work™, the TAB3 10 Business is optimized for enterprise mobility and vertical integration. More durable than most tablets with a P2i water-repellent coating protecting it from the inside out, and scratch-resistant Gorilla® Glass panels
- TAB3 7 and TAB3 8 designed to seamlessly pass from the hands of parents to kids with multiuser and kid’s modes and Adaptive Display technology
Lenovo today unveiled the TAB3 10 Business, an Android tablet engineered for business use, and the TAB3 7 and TAB3 8, Lenovo’s first series of family-friendly tablets. The TAB3 10 Business is designed as the smart company-ready, employee-friendly choice, pairing the power and versatility of Android 6.0 with the optimization and services that matters most to business professionals. Offering full support for Android For Work™, the tablet also boasts an array of security and encryption options to help users keep these devices and the work-related data on them safe and secure.
The TAB3 10 Business is optimized for business mobility, supporting personnel who need to be constantly on the move while on the job. It adapts to any number of business use cases, from conference halls to the factory floor or to a point-of-sale kiosk. Lenovo’s user studies show tablets to be the most shared devices in the family. That’s why we designed the TAB3 8 and 7 for sharing— supporting multi-user modes. And because we know kids will use it, we’ve introduced a dedicated kid’s mode and kid-friendly features such as adaptive display, making it suitable for everyone in the family.
TAB3 10 Business: An Android tablet tailored for business
Because a growing number of businesses are adopting Android tablets to increase employee productivity, we’ve created the TAB3 10 Business, featuring software and hardware optimized for commercial usage.
We’ve made sure the TAB3 10 Business comes with the right system and apps for business. The tablet features Android for Work™, which provides dedicated profiles for business content and affords higher security and manageability. It’s also pre-loaded with productive Android for Work apps, Google Play for Work, and a Kiosk Mode that allows users to set up their TAB3 10 Business as an interactive kiosk. The tablet also supports industry solutions for classroom management, point-of-sale management and e- Health management. And the TAB3 10 Business meets users’ expectations for durability – it can withstand the wear and tear of tough working environments using P2i technology to achieve IP52 performance for dust- and splash-proofing and shielding through scratch-resistant Gorilla® Glass 3 panels.
Fully manageable and secure, the TAB3 10 Business uses hardware encryption software and policy control and distant control capabilities. Lenovo has integrated the TAB3 10 Business with persistent endpoint protection, which shields business networks; and geotechnology, which allows businesses to track devices and even create geofences. Its mobile device management system also boasts remote control, silent installation of applications and hardware and software functions lock-down capabilities.
TAB3 10 Business: Company-Ready. Employee-Friendly. Page 2 of 3 We also back up the tablet’s workplace flexibility and vertical integration potential with the right hardware and features. The 1.3GHz Quad-core processor gives users quick and powerful multi-tasking and multi-window support. Meanwhile, personnel can stay mobile throughout the day with up to 12 hours of battery life,1 along with a full suite of on-the-go features such as full USB on-the-go for easily connecting external storage, Y- and T- connectors, RJ45 cables or card readers. A range of connectivity, including NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi AC full GPS2 and optional 4G, complement this suite.
And as business-specific use cases range from digital displays to conference calls, we’ve packed in graphics and sound that excel, with a 10″ full-HD IPS display with Gorilla® Glass 3 and dual speakers boosted by Dolby Atmos® cinematic movie audio. The tablet’s 8MP auto-focus rear camera and 5MP fixed-focus front camera produce quality pictures with high-resolution clarity.
TAB3 7 and TAB3 8: Engineered for the family
For many families, watching videos or playing games on a tablet requires sharing. We built the TAB3 7 and 8 series of tablets to make it easier for families with multi-user modes and similar features. For younger children, the tablet also comes pre-loaded with dedicated kid’s mode with safe Web-browsing options and the ability to restrict access to the tablet at chosen times or days of the week. Meanwhile, multi-user modes allow families to share tablets without having to share backgrounds, apps and email.
For parents worried about the effects of blue light from device screens on young eyes, the TAB3 7 and TAB3 8 come with Adaptive Display technology that can filter out blue light. The screen can adjust the tablet’s visuals and sounds based on what the user is looking at on the screen. It also adjusts for brightness and color, detecting the ambient lighting of the surrounding environment with the help of sensors.
The TAB3 7 and TAB3 8 are versatile performers, running on 1.0GHz Quad-Core processors, featuring 2MP front and 5MP rear cameras and Dolby Atmos® cinematic moving audio. They’re also available with 4G LTE optional-support for ultra-fast Internet connectivity while on the go.
TAB3 7: The Family Tablet That Fits In Your Pocket
The compact and colorful TAB3 7 comes with a vibrant 7″ SD IPS display and is made for the mobile and active lifestyles of younger users who love to spend time outdoors. The water repellent coating means users can take it just about anywhere without worrying about water splashing over the tablet–in the kitchen, in the rain or even in the bathroom.
TAB3 8: Strikes an Ideal Balance between Portability and Easy Reading
With an 8″ HD IPS display and front-facing dual speakers enhanced with Dolby Atmos® cinematic moving audio, the TAB3 8 makes a perfect multimedia companion for long road trips or at home. Great for all members of the family, the versatile device comes with multi-user support so users can share their tablet with their teenagers or younger kids Like the TAB 3 7, it also provides safe Web-browsing and restricted access as well as safe viewing modes for children in Kid’s Mode.
Pricing for the Tab3 family is as follows.
- TAB3 10 Business = US pricing will start at $199 (Wi-Fi only), $249 (2GB / LTE) and $299 (3GB / LTE)
- TAB3 7 = US pricing will start at $129 (16GB / LTE)
- TAB3 8 = US pricing will start at $99 (Wi-Fi only) and $149 (LTE)