Today a previously unannounced tablet from Lenovo called the ThinkPad 8 arrived on the FCC. Since Lenovo’s ThinkPad lineup has thus far included Windows-based devices, it’s reasonable to assume that this is an 8-inch Windows tablet from Lenovo, most likely designed for the enterprise crowd.
FCC filings do not reveal much about the device other than a tablet form factor, WiFi support, and an ID of TP00063A.
Last month, Lenovo unveiled an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet called the Miix 2, however as far as we can tell the ThinkPad 8 is a separate device.
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.
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.
Lenovo unveiled a host of Windows 8 PCs this week and today it appears that one of them received FCC approval. The device, which is identified by Lenovo as the IdeaTab K3011 models 60018 and 2287 passed through the FCC through Lenovo’s OEM partner Wistron Corporation. The IdeaTab K3011 won approval for WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities.
Based on the device’s name we’d guess that the IdeaTab K3011 is Lenovo’s IdeaTab Lynx – the company’s other recently announced PCs bear the ThinkPad and IdeaPad moniker.
We’ve seen several tablets from Lenovo hit the FCC in recent weeks, and today yet another one appeared. Known as the TP00042A, Lenovo’s latest tablet is described as a convertible tablet computer. The device is manufactured for Lenovo by Compal Electronics.
The TP00042A won FCC approval for dual-band WiFi. No other information about the device is provided in FCC filings.