New pictures have surfaced that seem to confirm what was inferred by an FCC filing uncovered yesterday: a 7-inch slate is on the way from Lenovo. This 7-inch IdeaPad was listed under several names in the FCC report, including SmartPad and LePad, but most shared an A1-07 model designation. The unannounced device will provide a smaller alternative to the 10-inch slates Lenovo debuted earlier in the week.
Rumored specs include a TI OMAP 3621 CPU, 1024×600 7-inch display, Broadcom GPS chip, 3G connectivity (with SIM slot), and microSD support. The tablet also features both rear and front-facing cameras. A 3,700mAh battery powers the whole ordeal. One worrisome element is the inclusion of hardware Android buttons, which one might assume infers the tablet will run a non-Honeycomb version of Android (though Android 3.2’s support of smaller screen sizes breeds some hope). How it will all add up is still a questions, as is release status, but beggars can’t be choosers. We’ll be content just to see Lenovo get their first slate released here in the States.