HP’s 10.1-inch ElitePad 900 made an appearance on the FCC today, winning approval for dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC. The device also won approval for GSM bands 850 and 1900, as well as WCDMA bands II and V, making the tablet a perfect fit for AT&T’s service in the United States.
The ElitePad 900 will feature Windows 8 Pro running on a dual-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760 processor. The device will be one of the first tablets to sport an 8MP rear-facing camera capable of recording 1080p video, along with a 5MP front-facing camera. Measuring just 9.2mm thick, the ElitePad 900 will be slightly thinner than Apple’s 4th generation iPad. The device will offer up to 64GB of storage, with additional storage supported via microSD card slot.
HP plans to release the ElitePad 900 in January 2013.
HP’s TouchPad Go was a 7-inch version of the company’s TouchPad tablet. The Go was expected to be released in late 2011 and even won FCC approval in October 2011. However, by that time HP had already announced plans to discontinue the production of webOS tablets and the TouchPad Go was never released to the public.
But HP’s FCC filing for the TouchPad Go was never pulled and today a host of internal and external photos of the device, as well as its user manual was released. Photos of the TouchPad Go’s mainboard show a what appears to be a Qualcomm APQ8060 1.2GHz dual core processor, Samsung SDRAM, SanDisk Flash memory and a host of other chips that are too blurry to recognize. Also visible is a WLAN card from AzureWave that features a Broadcom transceiver. External images of the TouchPad Go show the device’s rear-facing 5MP camera and 1.3MP front facing camera. You can also see the TouchPad Go’s home button that also functions as a notification indicator.
HP’s FCC internal and external photos of the TouchPad Go are likely some of the last images of the device that we’ll see. At this point it does not appear that HP will ever release the device for sale, even in limited firesale quantities.
It looks like HP will be soon updating its ENVY 14 line of notebooks. Earlier today, the HP ENVY 14 Spectre, pictured above, won FCC approval for its dual-band Wireless-N capabilities. News of the Spectre first leaked in November 2011 when HP inadvertently leaked the “Spectre” name. It’s likely that the device will be an Ivy Bridge upgrade to the ENVY notebook lineup. However, other than that we don’t have much more information about the device.
The image of the ENVY 14 Spectre above shows a few design changes in vents and labeling. Interestingly, it does not appear that there is a slot for the add-on slice battery.
HP has not yet announced the ENVY 14 Spectre, but we’d expect to hear more at CES this year.
Unless HP has another fire sale, it’s unlikely that we’ll see the HP Touchpad again on store (or virtual store) shelves. But thanks to the FCC, which just released internal photos of the Touchpad, we get a last look inside the device.
Sadly, FCC photos are pretty low res, so we only get a blurry view at the Touchpad’s Qualcomm processor, Sandisk SDRAM, and Samsung SDRAM. We do however get a good look at the device’s WWAN card, which is manufactured by Ericsson.
You can check out the full FCC internal photo gallery below. This isn’t the first nor the best teardown of the Touchpad – iSuppli did a good job at tearing down the device and developing a BOM for its components. But we can’t help but take one last look at the Touchpad before it heads to tech’s big recycle bin of failed products.
A new version of HP’s Wireless TV Connect system hit the FCC today. The aptly-named solution streams video from your PC to HDMI-equipped devices, such as a TV. The two part system includes an HDMI dongle, as well as a TV receiver. Simply plug in the HDMI dongle into your PC’s HDMI port, connect the TV receiver to your TV via HDMI and you’re ready to stream HD video from your PC to your TV.
Interestingly, the HP’s HDMI dongle must be plugged into a USB port for power with the included USB connector. This shouldn’t be a big deal on a laptop as long as you have an open USB port nearby. The TV receiver is powered by a Micro USB port that can be plugged into an AC adapter or a computer for firmware upgrades. This upgraded version of the HP Wireless TV Connect system is much smaller than the previous version of the device – the older Wireless TV Connect system relied on a relatively bulky box connected to a PC.
No word yet on pricing or availability.
Here’s a useful, if slightly boring accessory from HP. The company’s HP Wireless Audio adapter is a USB-based system for streaming music from any PC. Just plug in the USB dongle and attach your speakers to the Wireless Audio receiver and you’re ready to stream. The Wireless Audio receiver has RCA and S/PDIF outputs, and relies on an AC adapter.
No word on pricing or a release date, but the HP Wireless Audio adapter hit the FCC today.