Verizon variant of the Galaxy Tab 4 arrives at the FCC

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samsung_galaxy_tab_4_10.1_leakPictures leaked yesterday of the Galaxy Tab 4, and it looks like the Verizon variant has made its way to the FCC. It sports the model number of SM-T537V and has been certified on LTE bands 4 and 13. Dimension show it as being 10.1 inches. Although there isn’t official information regarding specs of the device, it’s been rumored to have some that aren’t really going to wow anyone.

Rumors have the display pegged at a 1280×800 resolution and a Snapdragon 400 chipset clocked at 1.2 GHz. It will have 1 to 1.5 GB of RAM with 16 GB of internal storage — of course a chunk of that won’t be usable. It will come with a 6,800 mAh battery and will have a rear camera (probably around 3MP). It will come with Android 4.4.2 out of the box.

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Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile versions of Galaxy S 5 pass through FCC

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Unlike many other manufacturers, Samsung managed to keep their Galaxy S 5 out of the FCC approval process until after the official announcement and unveiling, so these new FCC filings aren’t really surprising in any way. Still, it had to happen sooner or later, and now we have concrete evidence that there will be three different models of the S 5 to hit Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile this year, with the model numbers SM-G900V, SM-G900A, and SM-G900T, respectively.

The Verizon variant looks like it’ll sport LTE bands 4 and 13 along with GSM bands 850 and 1900 for global roaming. The AT&T and T-Mobile versions will run on LTE bands 2, 4, 5, and 17, which is typical for their networks. » Read the rest

The All New HTC One passes through FCC, one step closer to an official announcement

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HTC’s One successor has been leaking like crazy these past few days, and now we’re seeing certification from the FCC, one of the last pieces of the puzzle.  The M8 has gone through the FCC approval process, and the design of the phone was in clear view. It matches up with the slick rounded corners that we’ve been seeing on all of the other leaks from the device.

This particular model supports AT&T bands, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and WiFi, so there’s nothing particularly interesting in the specs. You should expect to see other carrier models get approved in the coming weeks leading up to HTC’s official announcement.

source: FCC

via: Engadget

Samsung SM-T530 and SM-T330 pass through the FCC, 10.1 and 8.0 Galaxy Tab 4 tablets

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (SM-T530) and 8.0 (SM-T330) have successfully passed through the FCC. The 8-inch model has already been spotted in an Indian shipment listing while all three Galaxy Tab 4 models’ specifications leaked a few days ago. Not included in this FCC pass through is the 7-inch model; however, that will likely come in the near future. Above, you see the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 and we have an image of the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 after the break. » Read the rest

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 hits the FCC with AT&T LTE bands inside

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We’ve already seen Verizon’s variant of the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 break cover, but now it’s looking more likely that we’ll see multiple carrier-branded versions of Samsung’s super tablet. The latest leaks come from the FCC, which shows a version of the Note Pro with radios supporting AT&T’s HSPA+ and LTE network.

FCC filings aren’t definitive proof that a carrier is going to launch something, but it’s pretty rare for a company to send something for approval if they aren’t planning on selling it. The big question is determining how much these cell-equipped tablets are going to cost, considering the WiFi-only model runs about $850. These carrier versions are definitely going to be aimed at businesses and power users, not normal consumers.

source: FCC

via: Engadget

SoftBank/Sprint to meet with FCC today, T-Mobile may be on slate

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A report from the Wall Street Journal today indicates Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son and Sprint CEO Dan Hesse are scheduled to meet with the FCC. Sources indicate that one of the topics of discussion is a possible merger with T-Mobile. During January, it was revealed that Sprint obtained some proposals from different banks that demonstrated how a merger of the two carriers could be made to work financially. That would only be one hurdle to be jumped if the merger is ever going to happen. It is looking more and more like regulatory approvals will be the bigger problem, which would be a good reason for the two CEOs to spend some time during a face to face meeting with FCC officials to discuss the merger.

According to different sources, the Department of Justice appears reluctant, if not being outright against the idea, to see the number of “major” carriers being reduced from four down to three. SoftBank and Sprint are likely to counter that argument by pointing out that Verizon and AT&T  are the heavyweights in the market and the weakness of the third and fourth largest carriers is actually hurting competition, a situation that could be corrected by allowing the merger to occur. By meeting with the FCC, SoftBank/Sprint may also be able to get a government agency on board with the concept to help in the battle with the Department of Justice.

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Possible WiFi-only Xperia Z Ultra passes through FCC alongside user manual

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A Sony device with the model number SGP412 has recently passed through the US FCC, and it’s believed to be a WiFi only model of Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra. All specs are the same as the regular Ultra, aside from the missing 3G/4G radios. In addition to the FCC filing, the user manual for the device has also leaked.

It’s tough to say when we’ll see this device hit the US, but if it’s gotten the green light from the FCC, it shouldn’t be much longer until this tablet sees the light of day.

source: Xperia Blog

AT&T says “Sponsored Data” does not violate FCC Net neutrality rules

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On Tuesday, AT&T announced their Sponsored Data program. It allows companies to pay for your data use when using their services; therefore, it will not count against your data limit. But many are taking issue with the program’s potential violation of the FCC’s Net neutrality rules. These people believe that it will raise costs for companies, thus costing consumers more as well. Also, it puts the control into the content creator’s hands. » Read the rest

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 powered by Verizon’s LTE service hits the FCC

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Samsung made a pretty big deal of its upcoming Galaxy TabPROs and NotePRO tablets at CES this week, but that’s no reason to ignore the LTE-powered Galaxy Note 10.1 which should be released in just a few months.

The tablet passed through the halls of the FCC this week and all signs are pointing to a release on Verizon in the US.

The LTE edition of Samsung’s hit tablet has LTE bands 4 and 13 (which are used by Verizon). The Wi-Fi version is currently being sold by Samsung for $599.99— expect the LTE variant to come with a pretty hefty price tag.

Source: FCC