U.S. Airlines: Talking and Flying? It Can Wait.

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Despite the FCC moving to open up the discussion on whether or not airline passengers should be allowed to make in-flight calls, it looks like the issue may be a moot discussion with opposition from a number of airlines in the U.S. Delta Airlines CEO Richard Anderson not only says that his company opposes the […]

Flyers Could Soon Be Plagued by ‘Can You Hear Me Now’ Chatter

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Two U.S. regulatory agencies are exploring a measure that could result in the ban against phone calls made during a flight to be lifted, which means that flyers could continue to conduct phone calls during a flight. Though the move may be welcomed by business travelers who do not want a lengthy flight to interrupt […]

US Carriers Relent and Agree to Cell Phone Unlocking

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It took the threat of government regulation from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to bring this about but the major US carriers have relented and have agreed to six principals that will make it easier for customers to unlock their phones and be informed about how they can go about doing so. The five US […]

T-Mobile Moto G Tipped for Arrival

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The new Moto G smartphone by Google and Motorola is an interesting proposition. Mainly because they aim to offer a well-rounded premium smartphone for only $179. And it comes at no surprise that many are interested in more details regarding the handset, and today we have good news for T-Mobile users. After initial reports and […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2-inch Tablet Release Inches Closer

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Lately there’s been several reports and rumors regarding Samsung getting into some larger tablets, beyond the traditional 10-inch slates Apple and everyone else offers today. Just like Toshiba, Samsung is preparing a new 12.2-inch Galaxy Note tablet with its popular S-Pen stylus and all. While most reports have only been rumors of a crazy big […]

Samsung to Shrink Galaxy S4 Active to ‘Mini’ Size?

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Samsung’s Galaxy S4 family is getting a little crowded with devices ranging from the flagship Galaxy S4, the Galaxy S4 Mini, the Galaxy S4 Zoom, and the Galaxy S4 Active. A recent FCC filing suggests that Samsung may add yet another member to the Galaxy S4 family in the form of a Galaxy S4 Active […]

LG Nexus 5 Caught Munching on a KitKat on Way to FCC

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The U.S. FCC may have given us the clearest picture of what Google’s Nexus 5 smartphone just yet. When Google does announce the Nexus 5 this fall, the device will launch with the latest version of the Android operating system. That version, which was announced earlier this week, is Android 4.4 KitKat, a surprising move […]

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Will Be a ‘Mega’ Sized Competitor on AT&T

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After AT&T Mobility had announced that the Samsung Galaxy Mega will be landing on store shelves by Friday with its 6.3-inch display, it looks like Sony is poised to give the mega a challenge with its 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra phablet. Though neither Sony nor AT&T is confirming that the Xperia Z Ultra will be […]

PlayStation 4 Passes Through FCC For Holiday Release

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The Sony PlayStation 4 isn’t scheduled for release until sometime this holiday season, but Sony’s next generation already gained the approval of the FCC, clearing the way for the PS4 release. The FCC certification for the new console shows a sketch of the black rectangular prism that is the PlayStation 4 and confirms some specs […]

Nokia to Release Camera Grip with EOS to Appeal to Photographers

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To prove itself to serious mobile photographers, Nokia may release a camera grip accessory to its highly anticipated Nokia EOS, which may launch as the Lumia 1020 come July 11. The PureView-equipped phone will have a large and high resolution 41-megapixel imaging sensor and optics by ZEISS, the new branding of the historic Carl Zeiss […]

Galaxy S4 Active Gains FCC Approval Ahead of Samsung’s June Event

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Ahead of Samsung’s scheduled June 20th event to unveil new Galaxy and ATIV products, the FCC has approved the rugged and waterproof Galaxy S4 Active smartphone. The U.S. regulatory agency approval shows that the device packs the same LTE bands that are supported on the AT&T Galaxy S4, suggesting that the Galaxy S4 Active will […]

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z Passes Hoop on Way to Release

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The Sony Xperia Z is almost certainly heading to T-Mobile as the waterproof smartphone passed through the FCC complete with LTE radios which will let the smartphone work on T-Mobile’s small 4G LTE network. In early April an alleged photo showed a T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z, complete with T-Mobile branding on the back and this […]

Galaxy S4 Makes a Layover at FCC Before Sprint, MetroPCS Launch

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It looks like as we’re nearing the availability of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 Android smartphone in the U.S., we’re finally beginning variants of the phone appear at the FCC for regulatory approval. The latest variants of the Galaxy S4 that’s beginning to show at the FCC are for U.S. carriers Sprint Nextel and MetroPCS, the […]

AT&T Galaxy Note 2 May Get True Rival Soon

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which is the premier 5.5-inch phablet in the United States, may be getting a rival soon, at least on AT&T, in the form of the 5.5-inch LG Optimus G Pro which may have passed through the FCC on its way to AT&T’s network. Read: T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 Deals Lead […]

Senator McCaskill Looking to Change FAA Rules to Allow Gadgets to be Used During Takeoffs, Landings

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Senator Claire McCaskill is beginning to draft legislation that challenges the Federal Aviation Administration’s current policy on banning the use of electronic devices during takeoffs and landings. In a public letter to the FAA, McCaskill says, “Simply put, electronic devices that are currently allowed above 10,000 feet should be allowed for use during all phases […]

Verizon’s Pantech Perception Spotted in FCC Photos

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Verizon may be launching an Android smartphone in the form of the Pantech Perception in the future as filings with the FCC regulatory agency may serve as an indicator. The Pantech Perception may be Verizon’s answer to the Pantech Discover, which was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year for rival AT&T’s 4G […]

Is This the Samsung Galaxy S4 Wireless Charger?

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is rumored for a March launch with an official Samsung wireless charger, and it looks like the first Galaxy S4 accessory might be posing for photos at the FCC. Little is known about the Galaxy S4 wireless charging kit, but based on photos and details from the FCC, Samsung’s wireless charger will use […]

Google Glass Passes Through FCC

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Google Glass recently took a trip through the FCC according to a report from Engadget. The Google Glass Explorer Edition, which Google sold to developers at Google I/O passed through the government agency and the agency approved the device for human use. The glasses use a Broadcom Wi-Fi radio and a Bluetooth 4.0 + LE radio […]

Kyocera Torque Gets an FCC Layover On Way to Sprint’s 4G LTE Network

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It looks like the rugged Kyocera Torque is now sitting at the FCC for U.S. regulatory approval before it heads over to Sprint’s network. The Torque may be among the first ruggedized 4G LTE smartphones as previous rugged efforts–like Verizon’s G’zOne Commando–have been focused at 3G networks reserving 4G LTE for more premium flagship offerings. […]