Did anybody order a next-generation Toshiba netbook with 3G wireless and GPS capabilities? Because it looks like you’re about to get one. Sure, it might not actually ship in time for the holiday season, but the FCC has published documents related to an upcoming Toshiba NB300 mini-laptop and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s introduced early next year.
The NB300 will have a 10.1 inch display and a Qualcomm Gobi2000 module which supports GPS, EVDO, WCDM/HSPA, CDMA200 and EDGE, meaning the netbook should work on a variety of different mobile networks. At this point, there’s nothing to indicate which, if any mobile providers will carry the Toshiba NB300 at launch.
There’s no information on the specs, because the FCC is only concerned about the wireless capabilities of the device. But I’d be surprised if it didn’t come with a next-generation Intel Atom Pineview chip.
In related news, it looks like Sony is also planning to launch an updated version of the Vaio W 10 inch netbook with a Gobi wireless module. How do we know? Because the FCC says so. Thanks FCC!