Sony’s entry level Xperia E made an appearance on the FCC, just shortly after the device was made available for preorder. The phone, which will retail for £138, features a 3.5-inch display, 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM, and a single core Qualcomm MSM7227A processor.
FCC filings for the Xperia E show that the device won approval for GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 bands, and WCDMA bands I and VIII. Internal and external photos of the device are also included in Sony’s FCC filing.
Barnes and Noble unveiled its NOOK HD+ tablet last month with an expected release date of November 1st, 2012. Today, the device made an appearance on the FCC right on time for its November launch and got torn down in the process.
The NOOK HD+ sports an impressive 9 inch, 1920 x 1280 display, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 16GB of storage and a battery that will provide up to 10 hours of juice. The device runs Android 4.0 ICS, but like Amazon’s Kindle Fire the OS is skinned nearly beyond recognition.
FCC filings include internal and external photos of the device, however internal photos don’t show much. However, we do see the NOOK HD+ cracked open, above, and logos on the device’s screen suggest that it’s made by Samsung. Unfortunately, we can’t see much else under the NOOK HD+’s hood.
Check out the FCC photos of the NOOK HD+ below for yourself.
Back in February 2012 Think Geek unveiled the 8-bitty, a retro-styled controller for iOS and Android devices. Today, the 8-bitty made an appearance on the FCC, winning approval for its Bluetooth wireless capabilities. FCC documents for the 8-bitty include external photos, above, as well as internal photos, which show of the controller’s Broadcom BCM20730 processor. The 8-bitty’s user manual is included in Think Geek’s filing as well, and unfortunately it appears that the controller requires a screwdriver to open its battery door…retro indeed.
The 8-bitty will cost $30. A release date is not yet available for the controller, but you can view the 8-bitty’s product page on Think Geek here.
A new tablet from Samsung called the SGH-i497 made an appearance on the FCC yesterday. The device sports a familiar Samsung tablet form factor, and offers support for Bluetooth, WiFi, GSM bands 850 and 1900 and WCDMA bands 850 and 1900. The SGH-i497 is also one of Samsung’s first LTE tablets, with support for LTE bands 4 and 17. Images from the SGH-i497’s test report, below, show a diagonal length of 310mm. This suggests that the device has a screen size in the 10-inch range.
Based on the information contained in FCC documents, it appears that the SGH-i497 is headed to AT&T and will leverage the company’s LTE network. No word yet on pricing or availability from AT&T or Samsung.
A new tablet from Lenovo called the Smart Tab II appeared on the FCC tonight. The device won approval for WiFi and Bluetooth, as well as 3G bands II and V. FCC filings indicate that the Smart Tab II will be released on Vodafone, and label images of the device show a large Vodafone logo on the device’s back, below.
FCC filings suggest that the Smart Tab II will feature a 10-inch screen. Internal photos of the device show memory chips from Elpida and Samsung, as well as a power management processor from Qualcomm. The device’s CPU is not displayed in internal photos, but the presence of a Qualcomm power management processor suggests that the device relies on a CPU from Qualcomm as well. It appears that the Smart Tab II is an Android device, although it’s not clear what version of Android the Smart Tab II will run.
Huawei’s Ascend G300 Android smartphone was unveiled at MWC this week while also making its debut on the FCC. The G300 offers a basic suite of features, including a 5MP camera, 4-inch 480×800 screen and dual mics. The device also comes with an attractive price point in the €200-250 range (off contract). That makes the G300 an attractive entry-level Android play. Unfortunately, the G300 runs Android 2.3, although an upgrade to ICS is planned for the future.
Check out the full Ascend G300 teardown gallery below.