Sony Chromebook Set for Arrival; Rumor Confirmed by FCC Document

March 27, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Federal Communication Commission is the right place to find upcoming product ideas from major gadget makers well before they make a public announcement. FCC has again opened the door to the upcoming ideas from Sony through a recently declassified document.

Interestingly, the document suggest that a Chrome OS notebook is getting ready in Sony’s stable, something the Sony circles are not yet ready to confirm officially.

If they have not scrapped the project yet, it will be the first Chromebook from Sony. However, almost one year before insiders have hinted about the existence of Chromebook plans with Sony. Now the rumor is more than confirmed.

The rumored features of the device included a dual core Tegra 2 running at 1.2GHZ coupled with ARM A9 processor. It was said to be having an 11.6 inch LCD display, 1 GB of DDR2 RAM and 16 GB of storage space along with an eight hour battery life.

The newly revealed FCC document confirms many of these rumored features. Known as Sony VCC111 laptop in the document, the rig actually packs Google Chrome OS.

Apart from what we know, the user manual found along with the document shows that it has passed the wireless tests for 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, 3G radio and Bluetooth. It indicates that the rig will pack all these features when it hits the market shelves.

The multi angled pictures of the device in the document shows that it has an SD card reader slot, HDMI port, at least two USB 2.0 ports and holes to plug in headphones and microphones. There are indications that the rig may surface in the market in more than one color too.

No clue on price and release date as yet, though. Do you think the Sony Chromebook will survive the fight out there? Let us know in the comments.

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