Lenovo’s transforming IdeaTab S2110 tablet to miss Australia

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Lenovo kindly introduced us to a new member of its family, with a tablet that took a page from the Asus Transformer design and offered up 20 hours of battery life. It’s now the middle of the year and we’re seeing plenty of tablets make their way to store shelves… so where is this one?

It may not seem like it, but Lenovo has been releasing tablets longer than most manufacturers, with the company’s X series convertible machines combining a Windows laptop with a touchscreen.

While that may not seem like the same sort of tablet most companies are releasing today, it has given Lenovo more legs than most other companies.

Last year, we saw the first couple of Android-based touchscreen slates from Lenovo, with the ThinkPad Tablet and the IdeaPad K1, the latter of which has gone missing and doesn’t appear to be sold anymore.

We were quite excited to hear at CES that Lenovo was preparing a new tablet featuring a 10.1 inch IPS screen, 1.5GHz processor, keyboard dock, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, FM radio, and 10 hours of battery life in each section – slate and dock.

Yes, the Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 sure looked like a good entry and competitor to the other tablets we’re seeing released.

Sadly, it doesn’t look like Australians will get to see Lenovo’s transforming tablet, with a representative for the company telling us today “won’t be announcing the product locally.”

Bad news for anyone who was keen, especially since it’s now shipping to American customers and competing well with a $399 USD price tag.