HP Compaq AirLife 100 ‘SmartBook’ hits the FCC with AT&T WCDMA bands

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With Apple tablet rumors dominating the news, HP passed an interesting ‘SmartBook,’ called the HSTNH-F23C, through the FCC today.  According to test reports for the device, HP will market the HSTNH-F23C as the Compaq AirLife 100 (above).

The ‘AirLife’ name was first discovered back in December, when HP’s trademark filing for the name was made public.  HP’s filings for AirLife mention that the name will be used for handheld computers, PDAs, mobile telephones, and computers.

Label pics of the AirLife 100 (below) give us some indication of what the device will look like.  It appears to have a netbook size and shape, although it’s still entirely possible that the device could be a tablet.

We also know that the AirLife 100 will feature Bluetooth, 802.11 b/g and WWAN.  The AirLife 100’s WWAN capabilities include support for 850/1900 GSM/EDGE, and WCDMA bands II and V.  Thos frequencies are notable, because they are the same frequencies used by AT&T, suggesting a possible partnership between HP and the wireless carrier.

So far, that’s about all we know about the Compaq AirLife 100 – we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.

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