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Sony FCC filing hints at new Google TV device

Filings with the FCC request that information on an unnamed Sony device, with model number NSZ-GU1, be kept secret until the end of August.


Sony might be working on a new Google TV device.

A Federal Communications Commission tag that surfaced recently on the agency's site describes an unnamed "Internet Player" affixed with the model number NSZ-GU1. The filing, which was discovered on Tuesday, is listed with June 20 as the date available and is credited to Taiwanese manufacturer Wistron.

The tag on the FCC listing shows "Sony Corp." branding, and other documents in the filing list "Sony" as the brand. Although the FCC's listing doesn't say what the device is, previously launched Sony products that come with similar model numbers, including NSZ-GT1 and NSZ-GS8, were Google TV-based products.

The documentation includes a request to keep details on the product secret until August 29, indicating that it might be unveiled sometime around then.

Sony's device comes just days after Google announced a streaming dongle called the Chromecast. Although it does much of what Google TV can do, including offering video streaming, the search company has said that Google TV will remain available.

CNET has contacted Sony for comment. We will update this story when we have more information.

(Via Engadget)

Update, 11:10 a.m. PT: Clarifies that the FCC filings are credited to Taiwanese manufacturer Wistron.