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Lenovo K860 5-inch Quad-core smartphone announced

Lenovo is the latest smartphone manufacturer to jump on the too big to hold train and have just announced their own 5-inch phablet smartphone for China. Dubbed the LePhone K860, also being called the Lenovo Music phone. This device packs Samsung's 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos processor and a pretty impressive spec sheet all around.

Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 slated for June release

Lenovo's tablet selection in the US has left a little to be desired of late, but that's about to change. The company announced today that the IdeaTab S2109, first shown off last month, will be hitting the States in June. The price is a little disappointing at $349.99, but it comes with at least one unique feature that you won't find anywhere else: four external SRS surround sound speakers. That alone should make it one of the most capable tablets on the market from an audio perspective.

Lenovo patent shows clip-on tablet keyboard

Even the most enthusiastic touchscreen typist couldn't argue that it beats a physical keyboard, especially for devices like tablets where one hand is often needed just to hold it up. A Lenovo patent spotted by PatentBolt points to a non-standard solution: just slap a physical keyboard on there. Or perhaps "clip" is a more accurate term, since the device in Lenovo's patent filings actually has two separate pieces for separate hands.

Intel CEO: the first Medfield phone is launching this week

When you look for an Android phone (and increasingly, any smartphone or tablet) you're looking for something with an ARM-based processor, because at the moment it's the only game in town. But that may change very soon: during Intel's quarterly financial report, CEO Paul Otellini told investors that the first phone to feature Intel's Medfield architecture will launch by the end of the week. That's news to us, and it was certainly news to those listening in on the call.

Lenovo shows IdeaTab S2109 with 4:3 screen and Ice Cream Sandwich

It's been a while since we heard from Lenovo on the tablet front. but they've broken their silence this morning in a big way. Say hello to the IdeaTab S2109, Lenovo's first tablet (and in fact first anything) to run Ice Cream Sandwich. The 9.7-inch tablet has some otherwise pedestrian specs: though the 9.7-inch screen uses an IPS panel, it's got a rather dated 1024x768 (4:3 aspect ratio) screen. While Lenovo has officially unveiled the device via a snazzy product video, there's no word on when you can pick one up or for how much.

Papyrus note app launches with HTC and Lenovo stylus support

With all the styli floating around the Android tablet world, it was only a matter of time before someone made a really excellent notation app for pen-based input. That app is Papyrus, a long-term project from indie developer Steadfast Innovation. The free app introduced its first beta version today, and you can download it on the Google Play Store. While it's technically possible to use standard finger input in Papyrus, it's specifically designed for Android tablets running 3.0 or later with stylus input options.