Rumors about Sony’s 2013 Xperia line-up have been abundant lately, but as of right now we have only bits and pieces to cling on to and basically nothing official. It obviously doesn’t help that many of the “leaks” have contradicted one another, so seeing one of next year’s Sony smartphones getting FCC certification is a welcomed breath of fresh air.
Mere two days after we reported that the LTE variant of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (SCH-i925) might be heading to Verizon soon, a different Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE (SHV-E230S) has made a stop at FCC to make sure that all its wireless bits meet the regulatory agency’s standard.
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 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.
Starting in 2014, you will be able to use a text message to alert 911 of an emergency in the United States.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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).