Lenovo Skylight Slate, aka LePad, Hits FCC

Users who’ve been pining for Lenovo’s China-only LePad tablet , can take heart as the device is now going through the FCC approval process under a new name, Skylight Slate. According to the product manual Lenovo submitted to the FCC, the Skylight Slate will have a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 4-point capacitive touch screen, a 1.3-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8650A CPU, 1GB of RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 2MP front-facing camera.

The 1.7-pound slate has been selling as the LePad in China with a nicely skinned version of Android 2.2 for a while now, but Lenovo is expected to bring the Skylight Slate to North America with Android 3.0. We had a hands-on with the LePad at CES and were impressed with the attractive chassis and even more attractive UI. Of course, all the Honeycomb tablets we’ve seen have the same stock UI so we’re not sure if the Skylight Slate’s Honeycomb would be any different looking than those on the Motorola Xoom or the Samsung 10.1.

There’s no word yet on a release date, pricing, or carrier support. But you can check out some more detailed specs at the FCC’s site.

via Engadget and Netbook News

Avram Piltch
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The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of Laptopmag.com since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.
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