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).
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.
Remember the Casio G’zOne Commando, offered last year through Verizon wireless? While that particular smartphone wasn’t the most powerful device around, it was extremely rugged. Now a new FCC filing indicates that the Commando’s successor is making its way over to the United States.
AT&T, America’s second largest wireless operator, owns 30 MHz of spectrum in the so called “WCS band”. Translation: 2.3 GHz. They’ve been wanting to use that spectrum to deploy 4G LTE for a while now, but they’ve faced opposition from Sirius XM, a satellite radio company that uses the same band to run their service.
The Excite line-up of tablets might have not proven as popular as some expected, but it still managed to boost Toshiba’s sales numbers considerably. We don’t have any actual proof to back that claim, but Toshiba is now gearing towards the launch of a follow-up for a member of the Excite family, and that can only mean one thing.
We were pretty surprised to see the rumored LG Nexus get FCC certified before the official LG Optimus G, but now the world harmony has been restored. We have no way to know for sure that the E975 spotted at FCC is the same phone as the G, but all hints seem to point at it being the AT&T version of the “beast”.
When Amazon announced its new range of Kindle Fire tablets last month, among them was its first device with mobile broadband. The high-end Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE can connect to AT&T’s 4G network but, since it has support for 10 bands, it can fallback to the 3G networks as well! The only snag was that at the time of the launch, Amazon didn’t have U.S. Federal Communications Commission approval for the device! Although it could be seen as a foregone conclusion that the device would pass the FCC’s tests, it certainly wasn’t, especially when you consider that this is Amazon’s first device with any kind of cellular technology.
The FCC is under Samsung siege, with four new devices getting the regulatory approvals just a couple of days after we spotted the AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Among the four new gadgets, there are, as expected, the other two Note 2 models officially announced as coming this fall, but also a pair of rather mysterious Android tablets.