Today a device from HTC called the PG76200 made an appearance on the FCC. The device offers support for CDMA/EvDO bands 850 and 1900. FCC documents make no mention of any 4G, such as LTE or WiMAX, however. The PG76200 also won FCC approval for Bluetooth and single-band WiFi capabilities.
FCC filings don’t offer much information about the PG76200, but the device’s label suggests that this is a CDMA/EvDO version of the HTC Wildfire S. GSM versions of the Wildfire S already passed through the FCC back in April, and it appears that the device will soon be headed to a CDMA carrier in the US.
With a 3.2-inch screen, 600MHz processor, 512MB of RAM and ROM and 5MP camera the Wildfire S is a solid entry level Android phone. HTC hasn’t announced any plans for the CDMA Wildfire S yet, but it looks like this device will be making its debut on U.S. Cellular.
The HP Pre 3 first hit the FCC back in April with support for GSM 850/1900 and WCDMA bands II and V. At the time, the device looked like it would only be released for AT&T in the United States, but today a new version of the Pre 3 hit the FCC, this time with broad support for CDMA/EvDO bands 850/1900, GSM bands 850/900/1800/1900, and UMTS bands 900/2100, pictured above.
This version of the Pre 3 is known as the HSTNH-F30CV, and based on previous leaks (thanks Pre Central) we’re guessing that the device will be headed to Verizon. Additionally, support for CDMA/EvDO, GSM and UMTS standards means you’ll be able to use this version of the Pre 3 pretty much anywhere in the world.
Verizon still hasn’t officially announced the Pre 3, but based on today’s FCC filing it looks like the device should be unveiled soon. Verizon already has a solid stable of world phones, including Android and BlackBerry devices. The Pre 3 world phone will be a welcome addition to Verizon’s global lineup.
We’re not big fans of paying extra for a decent wireless signal, but if you’re on Verizon and need a bump in reception the Verizon Wireless Extender is a decent solution. Verizon unveiled the Wireless Extender, made by Samsung, early last year. However, the device had several limitations, including support for only three devices and no EVDO support.
Well, a new version of the Wireless Extender, above, passed through the FCC today. This model, known as the SCS-2U01, is also made by Samsung and offers support for up to eight phones. The user manual for the SCS-2U01 also mentions support for EVDO, below, making the device a nice upgrade for those craving improved wireless data reception. The manual does note, however, that the SCS-2U01 will not work with MiFi wireless routers.
No word on pricing or availability, but today’s FCC approval signals a launch in the near future.
South Korean communications equipment vendor EpiValley passed the compact Spider portable 3G hotspot pictured above through the FCC today. The Spider supports CDMA/EVDO 850 and 1900 bands and shares its wireless data connection through 802.11 b/g wireless.
We don’t know much else about the Spider, however it does appear that the device is battery-powered, making this a good portable 3G hotspot option.
The FCC label on the Spider, above right, indicates that Franklin Wireless will be branded by Franklin Wireless in the United States. Franklin Wireless’ customers in the US include Alltel and Sprint, so we wouldn’t be surprised if the Spider is offered through these carriers.
No word on pricing or availability.
Samsung passed their SCH-i225 mobile phone through the FCC today. This is a CDMA/EVDO device with Bluetooth, and if the information phone number on the label of the SCH-i225 is any indication, this device will be sold in the US.
There’s not much more information in the FCC filing, although we do get an idea of the SCH-i225’s form factor from the label placement pics above.