Information about HP’s HSTNN-W75C has been trickling in ever since the device first appeared on the FCC back in December. We spotted a lone pic of the device last week, and today we got a read on the device’s battery.
According to FCC filings from HP today, the HSTNN-W75C uses an HP battery with the model number HSTNN-OB45. This is the same battery used in the HP Compaq 2710P ultralight tablet PC that was released back in 2007.
We’re not sure that’s good news, since the 2710P is a pretty dated device. I can’t imagine that the form factor of the HSTNN-W75C is much different than the 2710P if the two devices are using the same battery. Hopefully, the HSTNN-W75C will be a bit more innovative than the HP Compaq 2710P platform in other respects.
We first spotted the HP HSTNN-W75C tablet on the FCC back in December 2009. Today, the first picture of the device surfaced on the FCC, thanks to a filing by Qualcomm.
Unfortunately, the pic of the HSTNN-W75C (above) doesn’t reveal much. It is interesting to note, however, that the device appears to have a retractable antenna, which is likely used by the HSTNN-W75C’s Gobi2000 WLAN card.
We don’t know much more at this point, but we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
A new HP tablet popped up on the FCC today, thanks to a filing by Broadcom. The device is referred to as the HSTNN-I82C (above), and is described as a ‘HP tablet PC.’
Broadcom previously passed the BCM94321 module through the FCC in HP and Compaq netbooks. However, this is the first time the module has showed up in a HP tablet.
A possible release date for the HSTNN-I82C shows up in Broadcom’s request for confidentiality. This letter notes that the planned platform shipping date is 5/14/2010 (below).
Unfortunately, we don’t know anything else about this tablet, nor do we have any pics. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more, but at this point it appears we can expect to see a new tablet from HP in May.
We first spotted HP’s new Touchsmart tm2 tablet back in November, and today HP made the device official – just in time for CES.
According to Engadget, the tm2 will feature a 12.1” touch screen, an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, ATI Mobility Radeon GPU and 6 cell battery that will provide up to 9 hours of battery life. In addition to Windows 7, the tm2 will have a BumpTop 3D desktop and HP’s TouchSmart software that features a touch-enabled Netflix app.
There design of the tm2 looks like a bit improvement over previous TouchSmart tablets, which tended to be on the hefty side. We’re not sure about the button-less trackpad, but overall it’s definitely good to see the tm2 officially announced and we’re eager to get our hands on one.
Today, FCC filings from Broadcom mentioned an unknown tablet from HP called the HSTNN-W75C. The only thing we know about this device is that it will have WiFi – unfortunately Broadcom’s filings don’t disclose anything else.
The same report also mentions the HSTNN-I77C, which we have already identified as the Touchsmart tm2. This is the third time the HSTNN-I77C has shown up in FCC reports – hopefully that indicates an impending release.
It looks like 2010 will be a busy year for HP in the tablet department. I’d imagine that we’ll learn more about these tablets when CES rolls around.
A filing by Qualcomm yesterday mentioned two new computers coming from HP. The first is the HSTNN-I77C, which we have already identified as the new version of the HP Touchsmart tm2 tablet.
The second computer mentioned is the HSTNN-Q46C. Pics of the device’s label (above) and notes from Qualcomm (below) show that this is a netbook that is part of HP’s Mini line. However, to this point the HSTNN-Q46C model doesn’t line up with any existing HP Minis, suggesting that this is a new or upgraded HP Mini.
Specs on the test report for these devices (HSTNN-I77C, HSTNN-Q46C) show that both will rock Qualcomm Gobi2000 chipsets, giving them worldwide access to 3G data as well as GPS. Other than that, Qualcomm’s FCC filing doesn’t disclose much.