It’s virtually impossible to be on the lookout for a mid-range budget-friendly prepaid smartphone and not find at least a couple of satisfactory options on MetroPCS, but that doesn’t mean the regional carrier couldn’t use a few extra devices to keep things fresh.
Intel’s Medfield-based Red Ridge platform for tablets submitted to FCC
Intel's Medfield-based Red Ridge tablet platform is ready to return to the spotlight, as it has has been spotted at the FCC, although not many details about it have been revealed publicly. The company is expected to unveil its tablet chips at next month's Consumer Electronics Show that takes place in Las Vegas during 8-11 January 2013, although nothing is confirmed yet.
Text-to-911 services expected to roll out in the United States by 2014
If you are less than impressed with AT&T’s decision to offer the Samsung Galaxy Camera only with HSPA+ speed, you may want to hold off from getting the device, for an LTE-equipped Galaxy Camera has been spotted paying FCC a visit.
Huawei Honor 2 FCC filing discovered, shown to include 3G network support
Still without any official announcements, a recently discovered FCC filing suggests the Huawei Honor 2 may be heading towards a North American release. The filing shows just the basics, such as how the handset will have support for 3G connectivity.
AT&T gets a hefty $700,000 fine for overcharging customers
After a long investigation, FCC has found AT&T guilty of duping customers into paying for service that they never asked for in the first place. In light of the decision, AT&T has been asked to pay $700,000 to the federal government. We say it’s a fine, but the statement says it’s a “voluntary payment.”
Samsung Galaxy Premier pays FCC a visit, forgot to bring its LTE radio
We have another Nexus 4 situation right here. According to its FCC filing, the Samsung Galaxy Premier won’t be bringing its 4G LTE prowess to the U.S. market. The phone only carries an HSPA 3G radio that will work on AT&T and several Canadian carriers.
Motorola Solstice XT901 is FCC certified, on its way to US Cellular with LTE and ICS
There’s a new budget-friendly mid-ranger from Motorola heading to US Cellular. Codenamed “Solstice”, the handheld has just cleared the FCC with model number XT901, being most likely scheduled for a December launch (this year’s winter solstice occurs on December 21).
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 Mini passes FCC test, may come to U.S. after all
There isn’t that much buzz surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini after it was officially unveiled, no thanks to the phone’s rather weak specs. But if you have a thing for a Galaxy S3-lookalike in a smaller form factor, you’ll be happy to hear that the Mini has been deemed safe for usage by FCC.
Wouldn't it be nice to actually have an event in the electronics world be kept fully secret for once? Then again, what fun would that be? We already seem to know a great deal about the Nexus 4 and the rumored release of Android 4.2. Now we even have an FCC filing that gives away the possible existence of a Asus Nexus 7 3G. At this rate, there won't be too many surprises left for Google's upcoming October 29th Android event.