Sony’s next-generation VAIO P netbook looks one step closer to its tipped October launch, as the company have filed with the FCC for a new model. The Sony PCG-1R2L is unfortunately not shown in photos or even a full diagram, but the filing does at least confirm that it has the same dimensions as the existing VAIO P together with WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth.
Beyond that it’s unclear what the differences between the two generations will be, but it seems reasonable to assume that it will involve a hardware jump so as to rectify complaints that the original VAIO P was underpowered. Sony are keeping any changes close to their chest, but one of the few details they’ve let slip is that the new VAIO P will have a faster boot time.
Sony will probably turn to Intel’s faster Atom processors to manage that, replacing the existing 1.33GHz Atom Z-series chip in the standard US model. The FCC report made no mention of integrated WWAN; the original VAIO P included EVDO Rev.A.
[via Sony Insider]