Lenovo has already won FCC approval for several Windows 8 and Android tablets over the past few months. Today, yet another Lenovo tablet appeared on the FCC thanks to Lenovo’s OEM partner Wistron Corporation.
Known only by the model number TP00045A1IT, this mysterious tablet appears to sport a Windows button near the bottom of its screen. FCC filings indicate that the device will be available with and without a “digitizer feature,” suggesting that this may be a Windows 8 tablet with an optional stylus input.
The TP00045A1IT is somewhat similar in appearance to Lenovo’s ThinkPad Tablet 2, however the rounded top edges of the TP00045A1IT are different than the edges on the ThinkPad Tablet 2. Connectors at the base of the TP00045A1IT are a good sign that the tablet is designed to be used with an add-on keyboard, and it appears that there is also at least one USB port on the bottom of the device (below).
Lenovo’s OEM partner Compal Electronics won FCC approval for a device called the TP00042A yesterday. FCC filings describe the TP0042A as a “Convertible Tablet Computer”, but did not give any more specifics.
The TP0042A won FCC approval for the use of GSM 850/1900 bands and WCDMA bands II and V, in addition to WiFi and Bluetooth, suggesting that the device may be a 3G capable version of Lenovo’s existing Yoga or ThinkPad Twist convertible tablets.
eBook reader manufacturer Kobo won FCC approval for their latest device yesterday. The K107, also known as the Arc, won approval for its WiFi capabilities. FCC documents do not reveal much else, but according to Kobo the device will feature a 7-inch 1280×800 IPS display, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, up to 64GB of memory and Android 4.0.
HP’s 10.1-inch ElitePad 900 made an appearance on the FCC today, winning approval for dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC. The device also won approval for GSM bands 850 and 1900, as well as WCDMA bands II and V, making the tablet a perfect fit for AT&T’s service in the United States.
The ElitePad 900 will feature Windows 8 Pro running on a dual-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760 processor. The device will be one of the first tablets to sport an 8MP rear-facing camera capable of recording 1080p video, along with a 5MP front-facing camera. Measuring just 9.2mm thick, the ElitePad 900 will be slightly thinner than Apple’s 4th generation iPad. The device will offer up to 64GB of storage, with additional storage supported via microSD card slot.
HP plans to release the ElitePad 900 in January 2013.
Dell announced its first Windows RT tablet, the XPS 10, back in August, and today the device made its first appearance on the FCC. Dell’s filings for the XPS 10 include a host of interesting documents, including internal and external photos of the device, along with a user manual.
The XPS 10 will feature a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm SnapDragon processor, up to 64GB of flash storage, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, front (2MP) and rear (5MP) cameras, and a 10.1-inch 1366×768 screen. The device will cost $500 – matching the price of Microsoft’s Surface tablet.
External photos of the XPS 10 show a bulky charger with what appears to be a proprietary dock connector. However, the device’s manual indicates that the XPS 10 can be trickle charged by micro USB port. The XPS 10 will also come with a micro USB to standard USB adapter and mini HDMI to HDMI cable. The device will also have a microSD card slot to accommodate additional storage, allowing users to double the XPS 10’s storage to 128GB.
The XPS 10 is expected to start shipping on December 12, 2012.
The Vivo Tab RT is ASUS’ first Windows RT tablet and yesterday the LTE version of the device made its first appearance on the FCC. In addition to Bluetooth, dual-band WiFi and NFC support, the Vivo Tab RT won approval for GSM 850/1900, WCDMA bands II and V and LTE bands 4 and 17. AT&T has already announced that it will offer the Vivo Tab RT and this version of the device fits well with AT&T’s bands in the US.
AT&T hasn’t announced a release date for the Vivo Tab RT, but the device’s October 25th FCC approval suggests that we may see it soon. Check out ASUS’ FCC filings here.