It looks like ASUS will soon unveil a new lineup of tablets called MeMO Pad. Today, two MeMO Pads won FCC approval, a sign that these devices will soon make their way to the US.
The larger MeMO Pad has the model number K001 and sports a screen that measures approximately 10-inches diagonally, above. FCC reports also show that the device will sport dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth and a camera.
The second MeMO Pad has the model number K0W and sports what appears to be a 7-inch screen, below. Unlike the K001, the K0W does not appear to have a camera.
ASUS unveiled its MeMO Pad in early 2012. However, the K001 and K0W appear to be new additions to the MeMO Pad lineup.
Lenovo’s Windows 8-powered ThinkPad Tablet 2 was originally scheduled to launch on October 26th, 2012. However, delays first pushed the device’s release date to November, then later to December. It now appears that a launch for the ThinkPad Tablet 2 is coming soon – today, FCC filings for the device were approved, a good sign that the tablet will soon be released to the public.
FCC documents for the ThinkPad Tablet 2 were filed by Lenovo’s OEM partner Wistron Corporation and cover the device’s Wifi, Bluetooth and WWAN capabilities. This version of the ThinkPad Tablet 2 won approval for use of GSM bands 850 and 1900, and WCDMA bands II and V – the same bands used by AT&T in the US. Interestingly, the device was not approval for use of NFC or LTE, although these could be upgrades present in future versions of the ThinkPad Tablet 2.
Nokia’s Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 phone arrived on the FCC today. The device won approval for WCDMA bands II and V, GSM 850/1900, Bluetooth, WiFi and NFC. Those GSM and WCDMA bands correspond to AT&T’s service in the United States. However, Nokia’s FCC filings did not mention AT&T’s LTE bands.
The MQ-27 Dragonfire drone is one of the more interesting vehicles in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The unmanned flying drone appears in the mission Protect P.O.T.U.S. and is also usable in Strike Forcemissions and Multiplayer matches.
Today, a remote controlled version of the MQ-27 appeared on the FCC, winning approval for its use of the 2.4GHz band. The device, pictured above and below, is similar in appearance to Parrot’s AR. Drone, although the MQ-27 lacks some of the features offered by Parrot, such as video recording and iOS-based controls.
The MQ-27 drone comes with a remote control that features two joysticks, as well as pitch controls. The device also ships with a display stand and USB charging cord. The drone holds a 400 mAh battery.
We have yet to find a release date for the MQ-27 drone as a stand-alone toy, but the device will be released as part of the $180 Call of Duty: Black Ops II “Care Package” which should be available on November 13th.
Yesterday, Toys “R” Us announced plans to release an Android tablet for kids called the Tabeo. The $150 tablet features a 7-inch screen, Android 4.0 and 4GB of memory. Today, the device won approval from the FCC. French tablet-manufacturer Archos is manufacturing the Tabeo tablet for Toys “R” Us, and label location pictures show that the device will be manufactured in China.