The Raspberry Pi is a fantastic, cheap, and surprisingly powerful little computer, but it’s rather lacking in the connectivity department. According to a number of reports—including filings with the FCC—that’s all about to change.
FCC filings show an upgraded Raspberry Pi 3 has been submitted to the FCC for certification. On previous Pis, you could add Bluetooth or Wi-Fi by using a dongle, but that added cost, size, and used a valuable USB port.
The new Pi 3 Model B appears to add Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on the board, which opens up a whole world of additional possibilities—making a home media PC should be even easier than before. Other specs stay broadly the same—1.2GHz Broadcomm processor, and the same (small) 1GB of RAM.
Price and availability are…