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


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


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


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. […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Likely Heading to Verizon


The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, which has been out in the United States in Wi-Fi only form in August, might finally be touching down on a carrier in the United States as a new FCC filing reveals that the device is possibly headed to Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Read: Galaxy Note 10.1 Jelly Bean Update […]

New BlackBerry 10 Device With AT&T 4G LTE Passes Through FCC


A new BlackBerry 10 device from RIM recently passed through the FCC for approval with radios in place for AT&T’s network according to an Engadget report. The new device doesn’t have a name beyond its model number which is RFF91LW. The phone has radios for AT&T’s 4G LTE and GSM networks and runs BlackBerry OS […]

Pebble Smartwatch Release Date Inches Closer

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The Pebble smartwatch recently made its way through the FCC, bringing it one step closer to release according to an Engadget report. The Pebble smartwatch is a watch that connects to any smartphone via Bluetooth. The watch can receive information from smartphones such as the weather, missed calls, number of emails and messages. To make […]

FCC Reveals LTE Version of Galaxy Camera for Verizon


In a recent FCC filing, it appears that there may be a 4G LTE variant of Samsung’s Galaxy Camera destined for Verizon’s network in the U.S. Samsung currently only offers the Galaxy Camera with 4G HSPA+ network, of which wireless partner AT&T is now supporting, and an LTE variant would be welcomed for even faster […]

Looming Spectrum Shortage Threatens Mobile Economy

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In October, the Federal Communications Commission proposed a framework to address the looming spectrum crisis. If you’ve ever experienced sluggish internet access or dropped calls on your mobile device, you have a hint about what lies ahead. Over 50% of wireless customers are now using smartphones. The widespread adoption of these devices is occurring at […]

Cell Networks To Get Worse Before Improving After Hurricane Sandy

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Cell phone networks will likely get worse before they get better for users affected by Hurricane Sandy according to a CNet report. During a conference call this morning FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said carriers currently report that 25 percent of cell sites in 158 counties across 10 states hit by the storm are down. That number […]

3G Nexus 7 Launch Appears Imminent


The launch of a cellular enabled 3G Nexus 7 appears to be imminent as the device has passed through the FCC on its way to a likely launch at the October 29th Android event in New York City. Rumors have been swirling about a 3G Nexus 7 and the device already seemed to pass through […]

Sprint Galaxy Note 2 Release Date Gets Closer


We still don’t know when Sprint or U.S. Cellular will release the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 but we now know that their release dates just got a little bit closer. According to Engadget, both devices passed through the FCC today on their way to the carrier’s respective 4G LTE networks with Sprint’s device passing through […]

Sprint’s LG Eclipse Seen at FCC


While LG’s first 4G LTE smartphone on Sprint’s network is a mid-range device, the company is working on a high-end Android smartphone for Sprint’s LTE portfolio. The device, called the LG Eclipse, has been seen at the FCC gaining regulatory approval. The device has yet to be announced by either LG or Sprint. The FCC […]

Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD Passes Through FCC

Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD at FCC

Huawei’s MediaPad 10 FHD tablet is just about ready for a U.S. release as evidenced by its passing through the FCC. According to Engadget, the Chinese 10-inch tablet recently made its way through the FCC, and the agency deemed it safe enough to sell to U.S. consumers. As with other FCC approvals, this one came with […]

FCC Tells Verizon It Can’t Block Tethering Apps


Verizon isn’t allowed to block tethering apps anymore, thanks to the FCC. According to GigaOm, Verizon has to tell Google to allow tethering apps in the Google Play Store on Verizon phones once again. The ruling comes from an agreement Verizon made when it bought a block of 700 MHz from the FCC back in […]

Mid-Range Samsung SGH-I547 Stops at FCC Before Launching on AT&T


In addition to some recent mid-range Android smartphones that Samsung has planned for both Sprint‘s and Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, it looks like Samsung is also planning a more budget-friendly number for AT&T in addition to the flagship Galaxy S III that had already launched on the Rethink Possible network. The Samsung SGH-I547 was […]

Motorola Droid RAZR HD Stops By FCC Before Launching on Verizon


It looks like the Motorola Droid RAZR HD, which was previously known by its codename as the Droid Fighter, is almost ready to launch. The updated member of the Droid RAZR family on Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network has stopped by the FCC complete with Verizon’s 4G LTE and 3G CDMA/EVDO radios along with NFC […]

7-Inch Acer Iconia Tab Awaits FCC Approval to Compete With Nexus 7


It looks like Acer may have something up its sleeves to compete with Asus and its Google partnership in creating the Nexus 7 tablet. The Acer rival was recently spotted over at the U.S. regulatory agency, the FCC, for approval with the model number A110. The tablet, like the Nexus 7, will debut with a […]

Mid-Range Samsung Handset for Sprint’s LTE Network Seen at FCC


It looks like in addition to carrying the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy S III, Samsung may have a mid-range 4G LTE handset planned for Sprint’s Now Network. The Samsung SPH-L300 was recently found at the FCC for U.S. regulatory approval before it could hop on Sprint’s CDMA/EVDO/LTE network. The device would likely occupy the […]