Lenovo Releases IdeaPad S100 with MeeGo in Europe
Lenovo IdeaPad S100 with MeeGo OS is now available on all European markets for €180.
At last, Lenovo has finally released its MeeGo OS-based IdeaPad S100. Now available on all European markets, the device is believed to be the manufacturer’s first netbook that runs on Linux-based, Intel- and Nokia-developed OS. It features a 1.33GHz Intel Atom N435 processor, and a 10.1-inch display with 1024×600 pixels resolution. The S100 also gets 160GB of HDD, 5,400 RPM hard drive, 1GB of RAM and 6 to 7 hours of battery life.
Lenovo has not yet disclosed any comments if whether they would offer the IdeaPad S100 with MeeGo in U.S countries or not.
Last 2010, Intel and Nokia have successfully worked on bringing out the MeeGo system. The two large companies decided to collaborate in order to achieve Intel’s plans of entering the mobile industry and get Nokia’s support for open platforms. However, Nokia signed a new deal with Windows Phone 7, leaving Intel behind and in search for new partners for the Meego OS.
The Lenovo IdeaPad S100 is said to be the second MeeGo-based netbook that has been released in the market recently. Other manufacturers have already introduced their Meego-based devices, including Samsung’s N100 that goes on sale in India last month, ASUS netbook, and RedFlag’s tablet that was kicked off in May.
Available in black, red and blue colors, the IdeaPad S100 can be purchased for a retail price of 180 euros.View Article Source »