Office Depot offering Lenovo IdeaPad tablet for US$199.99 online and in stores

BOCA RATON, Florida , March 14, 2012 (press release) – Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office supplies and services that helps customers save time, today announced availability of the Lenovo® IdeaPad® Tablet A1 for $199.99. The new Lenovo tablet is currently available nationwide at Office Depot retail locations and online at www.officedepot.com.

“We are witnessing an industry-wide trend where customers are seeking smaller tablets at more affordable price points,” said Farla Efros, Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer for Office Depot. “By offering the Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet A1 at a price point of just $199, we are rapidly updating our product assortment to provide our customers with the products they really want to buy when they enter our stores or visit us online.”

The IdeaPad Tablet A1 is a perfect solution for customers seeking a mobile entertainment device for staying connected, accessing social media networks, and enjoying music and movies in a compact, lightweight, and affordable package. The efficient mobile entertainment device features a seven-inch screen and is optimized for multimedia, GPS, email, and web-browsing.

Features of the IdeaPad Tablet A1 that enhance the mobile entertainment experience include:

Maximum connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth®, and 3G connectivity, where available, keeps users connected on-the-go. The IdeaPad Tablet A1 is also equipped with unique offline GPS navigation technology that provides a direct satellite link, without the need for network availability.
Android-power: the IdeaPad A1 runs on the Android™ 2.3 operating system, ideal for viewing photos, videos, movies, apps and the web on a seven-inch screen.
Access to thousands of popular apps: pre-loaded with 10 of the most popular apps and synchronization with the Lenovo App Shop and Android Market for access to thousands of apps.
Flawless entertainment experience: one of the first Android tablets with full support for Flash®, resulting in seamless streaming and viewing of online videos and websites.
Extended battery life: a battery life of up to five hours that can withstand extensive web browsing, watching movies, scanning photos, gaming and general operation.
Rugged form-factor: at 11.95 mm thin and weighing 400 grams, the IdeaPad A1 tablet is built with a magnesium alloy roll cage internal frame that protects the hard disk drive and other critical system components in case of accidents or jolts.
High-powered and stylish: optimized for entertainment, displaying brilliant graphics with the necessary processing power for connecting in style.
Integrated Camera: includes a 3.0 MP camera and front camera for video chatting capabilities.

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About Office Depot

Office Depot, dedicated to helping customers save time and money, provides office supplies and services through 1,677 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs and global e-commerce operations. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $11.5 billion, and employs about 39,000 associates in 60 countries around the world.

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