updated 11:25 am EST, Thu December 25, 2008
Sony VAIO P Leak
Sony on Christmas has unintentionally confirmed its netbook model through a placeholder on its VAIO homepage. Now officially labeled the VAIO P, the "revolutionary" system is described as small enough to fit in a pocket yet having a full notebook-level resolution: the 8-inch, LED-backlit display has an extremely wide 1600x768 resolution that covers much more area than the 1024x600 displays of typical netbooks. It also carries full notebook storage with at least a 60GB rotating hard drive and up to a 128GB solid-state drive.
The accidental posting also confirms certain details while leaving others incomplete. Sony mentions the use of either Vista Home Basic or Home Premium but doesn't mention other specs besides a 1.33GHz Intel processor; the system is likely to be based on an Atom chip given the small size. An FCC slip has pointed to the inclusion of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and optional 3G.
Launch info is equally unavailable as part of the leak, though Sony is known to be unveiling the VAIO P at CES and may release it soon afterwards. [via jkOnTheRun]