It looks like those of you holding out for an updated NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 successor might be waiting forever. Despite rumors that NVIDIA might drop a new tablet at IFA 2016, a dismissal letter has shown up at the FCC stating the device has been cancelled. The letter cites unnamed “business reasons”.
The letter requests the FCC to dismiss the grant application for VOB-P2290W. P2290W was the model number of the device leaked a while back as the Shield Tablet 2, also known by its codename ‘Hawkeye’. While details were light on the new tablet, it seems that the sluggish tablet market has turned NVIDIA off releasing a third follow up to its first two tablets.
Rumors persist of a Shield Portable that may still see the light of day. At this point we can’t confidently predict that we’ll see that device at IFA either, although that would be the natural place to unveil it. Considering the Shield Tablet K1 successor made it all the way to FCC certification before being dismissed though, there’s no guarantee the same fate won’t befall the Shield Portable as well.
Are you disappointed we won’t see a Shield K1 successor? How long do you hold onto a tablet?
Thanks to Gerva Sharma and Gaurav Bhardwaj for the tip.