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FCC Looking Glass tablet line art  (Source: Engadget)
Tablet expected to debut at CES

With CES only days away, it's not a surprise at all to see a lot of gadgets start to leak and some new hints of gadgets that will be unveiled at the show. One of the favorite places to glean little tidbits about upcoming devices for many geeks is the FCC. 

All new devices that use wireless connectivity that are sold in the U.S. have to go through the FCC to get their mandatory approvals before hitting the market. Often the FCC is supposed to keep the gadgets a secret, but they end up being spied in line art and specs are published during testing as well.

The latest gadget to be unveiled courtesy of the FCC is the Dell tablet that has gone by codenames like “Looking Glass” and “Mo2M”. The tablet is widely expected to get official at CES early next month and we have a bit of detail on the specs of the machine today. The machine has integrated 3G connectivity with UMTS bands II, IV, and V for compatibility with AT&T and T-Mobile. The device also has Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 802.11n WiFi, and more. 

The FCC label will appear on the removable door on the back that hides the SIM card slot and a SD card slot. That SIM card slot might even provide voice call capability.  The device is also expected to use a 7-inch screen and have Tegra 2 from NVIDIA inside. All of the details should be unveiled next week when CES kicks off.

The device sounds like a souped up version of the Streak that landed last summer to me.





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