The Lenovo ThinkPad tablet is expected to begin shipping on August 23rd and it looks like it has recently garnered the approval of the FCC. The FCC listing did not offer much new in terms of a surprise, but with the FCC approval out of the way, it looks like the release is going to happen as planned. For those who missed the original announcement, the ThinkPad tablet will be running Android 3.1 Honeycomb and sporting features to include a 10.1 inch display, 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 2 megapixel webcam, up to 6 hours of battery life and either 16GB or 32GB of storage space. In terms of pricing, here is what Lenovo had to say;
The 16GB ThinkPad Tablet is priced at $479 without the digitizer pen, and at $509 including the digitizer pen, for Wi-Fi models. The 32GB ThinkPad Tablet (Wi-Fi model) with digitizer pen is $589.
And lastly, in addition to the tablets, Lenovo will also have an optional keyboard portfolio case available for $99.