It’s not surprising that we get the most inquiries about the ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580CA). One of the first Asus tablets to get to the FCC was the P01M which we knew was the ZenPad S 8.0. However, we didn’t know that it was in fact the Z580C which is currently on sale exclusively at Best Buy in the US for $199.
Regarding the Bluetooth product directory listings, we are most curious about the P01MA because this is the first time we’ve seen that product code. In fact, it’s listed on GFXBench.com. So for us, this begs the question. Should we be expecting to see a FCC submission for the P01MA or was the previous P01M submission good for both these models?
The reason this is significant is because of the possible release date. If the P01MA shows up at the FCC this week, then typically it’s about a four week timeframe before it would hit retail. Perhaps one of you knows how the FCC submissions work, and whether a variant like the Z580CA will require its own submission. If it’s true that it need a separate submission, then we are looking at a fair chunk of time for the eventual release. Anyone? Let us know in the comments if you have some insights into the FCC process.