VIZIO’s VPHN1044G Android Smartphone wins FCC approval, supports AT&T 3G

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VIZIO is well known for its LCD TVs, but at CES this year the company turned heads when it unveiled an Android smartphone called the VIZIO Phone.  The device, which was still in the early stages of development, was shown to a few reporters at CES, although it was not unveiled to the general public.  The device boasts a decent feature set that includes a 4-inch LCD screen with a 854 x 480 resolution, a 1GHz processor, 4GB of memory with microSD cards supported, and HDMI out.

Today, the VIZIO Phone made an appearance on the FCC, thanks to a filing by CHI MEI Communications System, Inc.  The device, which is known as the VPHN1044G, won approval for GSM bands 850 and 1900, as well as WCDMA Bands II and V.  That makes the device a good fit for AT&T’s network in the United States.

VIZIO hasn’t announced pricing or a release date for the VIZIO Phone.  However, today’s FCC approval suggests that the phone has progressed nicely over the past five months and is close to a release.

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