Hewlett-Packard dipped its toe back into the mobile market with the launch earlier this year of its first Android tablet, the HP Slate 7. It now appears that it could soon be joined by a larger 10-inch sibling. The new tablet, identified as the HP Omni 10 and part number HSTNH
-Q12C, was discovered on the FCC’s website.
Unfortunately, little information is currently available. Useful details such as photos and the user manual remain unavailable due to a confidentiality request by HP. The available documents confirm 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity but little else. The device name suggests a 10-inch display but this cannot be confirmed by the FCC documentation.
The FCC label picture shows a tablet reminiscent of the HP SlateBook x2, a convertible Android tablet with detachable keyboard that followed the Slate 7. Oddly, HP has typically used the Omni brand name for its all-in-one devices and it’s not clear how this device would fit into that product category. At the same time, the FCC label identifies it as the “HP Slate X XXXX,” suggesting an alternative name and one more appropriate for a new tablet.
There is no word on when HP could announce the Omni 10 or Slate 10. Could we see it at IFA 2013 perhaps? It could also be joined by a new US$99 7-inch tablet that HP will offer exclusively through Wal-Mart for the back-to-school season.
Source : FCC