Nokia tablet sails through FCC, with support for AT&T and Verizon LTE

Nokia has a strong following who still look forward to a Windows tablet. Speculation and rumours have been in the spotlight since the company started making Windows Phones and Microsoft released Windows 8 to the world. Currently being purchased by Microsoft, should the deal go through, we'll see future handsets be released by Redmond, but that doesn't stop Nokia from innovating and launching new hardware in the mean time.

The FCC has now approved a mysterious device, the RX-114. Require some proof that this is indeed a Nokia tablet? Feast your eyes on the above image pulled from the documentation, courtesy of Engadget. While the details are rather pixelated, it's clear to see exactly what we're looking at with multiple references to "tablet" alone. This could well be the tablet we've been covering the past months.

So what else is included in the documentation along with the diagrams at slate references? We're also able to confirm that the tablet will support LTE with bands 2, 4, 5, 13 and 17, as well as HSPA+ and GSM / EDGE, as one would expect. This means the tablet will technically support Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile in the US.

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There are currently no details pointing to exactly which mobile operators would carry such a device from Nokia, though there have been multiple hints in the past with both AT&T and Verizon mentioned. Paul Thurrott has shared specifications and renders, while we were informed the tablet would be part of a limited-exclusive deal with AT&T (released in "early November") and then head to Verizon. This matches the technical specifications and support detailed in this FCC ruling.

We could well catch more details and possibly event a sighting of the tablet at the upcoming Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi next month. Stay tuned.

Source: FCC, via: Engadget; thanks, houtex2380, for the tip!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.