Lenovo’s OEM partner, Compal Electronics has received the FCC blessing for a new device codenamed TP00042A yesterday. The filing describe the device as a “convertible tablet computer”, but sadly we have no specifications for this model. The device won FCC approval for use with the GSM 850/1900 bands and WCDMA bands II and V, plus WiFi and Bluetooth.
This may be a 3G slate, maybe a version of the already existing Yoga or ThinkPad Twist convertible slates. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a laptop computer, that’s able to turn into a tablet, when the screen is pushed back 360 degrees, making it parallel with the keyboard. The device is priced at $1099 and up and ships with Windows 8. IdeaPad Yoga features a 13.3 inch 1600 x 900 IPS display and an Ivy Bridge CPU.
We’re basically dealing with an ultrabook that turns into a tablet, which is exactly what the newcomer can be, this time with 3G. Aside from the Yoga 13, there’s also a Tegra 3-based Yoga 11 with Windows RT and a price of $799.