Guess what the guys at FCC are up to these days! They have the latest tablet from Sony to play around with. With a market presence as big as that of Sony and with tablet PCs showing such potential for market presence, it simply does not make sense for Sony to not to have a suitable tablet device in its line up. More so after the reputation they have built up with its VA10 range of laptop computers. So it just seems to be a natural progression for the company to now venture into the booming tablet segment, with a prototype already with the FCC undergoing trials.
However, while the tablet device itself remains shrouded under a thick veil of mystery, what has complicated things even further is a recent revelation at engadget, which is doubting the very origin of the device itself. They claim it is a new Sony VAIO Y series laptop and not a VA11 tablet, citing “a proven Sony source.”
Nonetheless, the only few bits that are known of the tablet indicate that it would have 802.11 b/g/n wireless capabilities along with Bluetooth. The filing posted at the FCC by the VA10 Business Group also reveals three model numbers – PCG-31211L, PCG-31311L, PCG-312xxL leading to speculation of these being different versions of the tablet having different colors and specs. Sony, has promised to clear the entire thing up on the 20th of January, which is when we will get to know for sure what is the latest device Sony has up its sleeve.
Anyway, things just became a bit more interesting in the Sony camp at the upcoming CES and might well have a few surprises in store for us. Sony sources are now claiming that this tablet might be one of the new Vaio Laptops, but the CES is less then a month away.