Dell spills Looking Glass tablet secrets to FCC

Grey-box maker Michael Dell is waiting until next week at CES to spill the beans on his Looking Glass tablet. However the spec has tipped up in official filings with the US FCC.

The spec sheet shows that the Looking Glass will have a 7-inch screen, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, and an SD card slot.

The tablet’s integrated 3G capability will be compatible with frequencies used by both AT&T and T-Mobile, and Wi-Fi is 802.11n.

It can handle both an SD card and a SIM card for a data connection. The SIM could also indicate that it will do voice calls. Dell’s Streak can be a normal phone if you want. It uses Bluetooth 2.1 too.

Looking Glass is unusual in the Tablet world because it uses Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor. This is designed to do all the normal tablet things, but handle advanced graphics while preserving battery life.

It has only been seen in LG’s Optimus 2X phone which was only ever released after dark in the depths of Korea.  Few have ever checked out Nvidia’s claims for the chip.