Hoft & Wessel skeye.pad XSL Tablet PC: almost UMPC-sized

Hoft & Wessel skeye.pad XSL Tablet PC: almost UMPC-sized


Look what we found rearing its head around the FCC offices this lovely Friday afternoon. German firm Hoft & Wessel has just got their skeye.pad XSL Tablet PC approved by the suits, and despite what your initial glance might tell you, it’s not a Skype-pad (yes, you’re not the only one who was fooled by the model name). Instead, this is a Windows CE.net 4.2-powered Tablet PC with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, 800 x 600 resolution, and dual stereo speakers. Naturally, it has its fair share of slots as well, including those of the CF, PC, and SD variety.

They’ll be offering two different models, one with an integrated WiFi module (T23002) and one that will only get WiFi-ness via the SD slot (T23000). Both should support WPA and WEP encryption. Wondering how you go about entering text? Well, there’s a hidden on-screen keyboard that you can access using an icon on the taskbar.

Here is the official product page, but it’s in German, so unless you can read Deutsche-speak, you may want to make use of Babelfish or something. No word on pricing or availability.