Last month we saw what appeared to be the NVIDIA Shield successor (or Shield 2) clear the FCC, but now we are seeing a device hit the Global Certification Forum (GCF) that is being referred to as a notebook / tablet. The speculation is that the Shield 2 would be a combination of a tablet and a controller.
The FCC filing we reported on last month only mentioned the wireless controller, and sported a model number of P2570 (original Shield is P2450). There is also another FCC filing that reveals a tablet with a model number of P1761W, and it appears that this is same tablet that has crossed the GCF. The GCF certification refers to it as the Shield Tablet.
It’s also expected that NVIDIA’s new Tegra K1 chip will be the meat and potatoes for this device, which isn’t surprising.
There is still is a lot if questions regarding this device, but the good news is that we might not have to wait too long to get the real answers. It’s rumored to be unveiled on July 22. Stay tuned.