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AT&T Continues to Pursue Merger With T-Mobile, Submits Proposal to FCC

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Most recently, Sprint released an official announcement that they are going to join the Rural Carrier Association (RCA) in order to help them prevent AT&T and T-Mobile’s merger. However, in the face of their relentless objections, AT&T is still continuing to pursue its merger with T-Mobile and has submitted their deal to the FCC. Many critics argue that the merger would put Sprint out of business in the wireless industry as Verizon and AT&T would surface as the only worthwhile competitors. On the other hand, AT&T is ready to contend that merging with T-Mobile will let them bring 4G LTE…

HTC Desire Android smartphone passes FCC w/AT&T 3G support

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The HTC Desire is an Android-based smartphone that offers a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, Wi-Fi, GPS, and runs a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The Desire landed overseas first and U.S. Cellular (a CDMA carrier) announced that it would carry the smartphone this summer, but it has not been announced for any other U.S. carriers to date. However, FCC documents suggest that a version of the device with support for AT&T’s 3G network could be on the way. [via Electronista]

Unknown ‘Wildfire’ HTC Android QWERTY phone

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For some odd reason, the FCC has found it prudent to post images of a forthcoming HTC device some believe to be called ‘Wildfire’. A brief glance at the pictures reveal that this HTC PC70110 device offers a touchscreen along with a full QWERTY keyboard. The FCC approved it for AT&T 3G bands (850 / 1900 MHz). There is no way of truly knowing whether this is an Android based device. However, there are four touch-sensitive keys on the front of the device, and it looks like one of them is the friendly Android Home key that we’re so used…

Samsung Galaxy S to land with AT&T?

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On the surface, the Samsung Galaxy S looks to be a nice phone. After all, it has a 4” Super-AMOLED display with accompanying technology only found in Samsung’s actual TVs. However, if you look a little deeper, you’ll find that the Samsung Galaxy S should be a great phone. It is the first phone to launch by Samsung that will offer their fabled Hummingbird Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). The irony comes in light of the fact that when Samsung first released their original press release, there was no word about graphics processing, nor how this new piece of kit would…

HTC Legend passes through the FCC

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A variant of the HTC Legend was spotted as it made its way through the FCC recently. It was keen observation by the folks at Androphones that tipped them to the HTC Legend. They astutely noticed that the sketch of the label in the FCC documents exactly matches the FCC label on the leaked photos of the Legend that appeared last week. It is unmistakable as the label has a unique shape due to the unusual battery cover and unibody design of the Legend. Future Legend owners in the US should not start jumping for joy quite yet as this…

Nexus One desktop dock passes through the FCC

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An eagle eyed member of Android forums scanned the FCC and scooped the Nexus One desktop dock which received FCC approval last week. The outline drawing of the desktop dock is not revealing but the test report reveals a bit of an oddity – the desktop dock includes integrated Bluetooh 2.1+EDR, seemingly duplicating the Bluetooth functionality of the phone. Any guesses as to what extra functionality would be provided by the secondary Bluetooth in the desktop dock? Unless someone with inside information comes forward, this is one mystery that may have to wait for the official announcement before it is…

Sony Ericsson X10 passes through the FCC, headed to T-Mobile?

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The Sony Ericsson X10 made its maiden voyage through the FCC and left behind a cornucopia of information. Some of the goodies include the full manual detailing the phone’s features and its custom Android interface, internal photos of the handset, external photos of the handset, and a test report chock full technical jargon. Inside the Declaration of FCC Conformity within the user manual, the folks over at BGR picked up on a brief reference to UMTS/HSPA Bands 1, 4, and 8 which corresponds to 2100/1700/900MHz. These three bands are known and loved by T-Mobile customers as they grace nearly every…

Nexus One passes through the FCC with both AT&T and T-Mobile 3G support (updated)

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An HTC handset with FCC ID NM8PB99100 and the model name “NEXUSONE” has made its way though the revealing process of FCC approval. The documents posted by the FCC divulge the presence of cellular radios supporting quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and UMTS/HSUPA (2Mbps up and 7.2Mbps down) on 850/1700/1900 frequencies. Savvy readers will immediately recognize that 1700MHz is used for T-Mobile’s 3G network and that 850/1900MHz are the bands used for AT&T’s special flavor of 3G. Excellent news for consumers in the US as an unlocked Nexus One could be used on either T-Mobile’s or AT&T’s high speed data network. Anyone on the fence about the Nexus One, ready to take…

Acer Liquid A1 passes through the FCC with AT&T 3G support

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If FCC approval is any indication, then AT&T may finally be launching some Android devices in 2010. Two hot new handsets, the Dell Mini  3ix and the Acer Liquid A1, have recently received the FCC rubber stamp of approval, with both handsets including support for AT&T’s special flavor of 3G. We knew Dell had plans to launch their Android-powered smartphone in the US, but the recent discovery of a NAM variant of the Acer is exciting. Remember that approval is just one step of many that a manufacturer must take prior to releasing a device, it is not a guarantee…

HTC Desire gets FCC and Wi-Fi approval, still heading to Verizon?

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Right at the start of the month we reported to you that the Android-powered HTC Desire may be heading to Verizon. The foundations of this news were based in the fact that PhoneArena received a leaked photo of the Verizon inventory system showing the device listed alongside others such as the BlackBerry Curve 8330 and similar devices. Now, we can confirm that the HTC Desire has not only gained FCC approval but it has also obtained a Wi-Fi Interoperability Certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance. Things are certainly starting to point in the same direction. With that said, this doesn’t really…