We’ve seen Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z at the FCC before – a WiFi version of the device won approval back in March. Today the Xperia Tablet Z made another appearance on the FCC, this time with LTE. According to FCC filings, the Xperia Tablet Z will support LTE band 4. Both T-Mobile and AT&T use LTE band 4 in the United States. However, AT&T also uses LTE band 17, which suggests that this version of the Xperia Tablet Z is headed to T-Mobile USA.
T-Mobile hasn’t yet announced plans for the Tablet Z. The WiFi-only version of the Tablet Z is schedule for release in May.
HTC’s Amaze 4G hit the FCC back in August 2011, and today internal and external photos of the device were released. HTC’s internal photos show the Amaze 4G’s Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 processor, a dual-core processor running at 1.5GHz. Also visible is Qualcomm’s MDM8220 mobile data modem. Other visible chips include Samsung SDRAM, an NFC chip from NXP, and a Qualcomm power management processor.
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T-Mobile USA recently announced plans to release Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Android tablet, and today the device made an appearance on the FCC. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus features a 7-inch, 1024×600 WSVGA screen, dual core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with microSD external storage up to 32GB supported, front (2MP) and rear (3MP) cameras, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. The device will run Android Honeycomb.
T-Mobile is marketing the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus as a 4G device, but in reality the tablet will rely on 3G and HSPA+ for its wireless data capabilities. T-Mobile will sell the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus for $250 with a 2 year contract starting on November 16th.
Back in May, a mysterious phone from LG called the P930 showed up in LG’s User Agent Profile (UAP) database. Among other things, the P930’s UAP revealed that the device runs Android and features a 1280×720 screen.
Today, the P930 passed through the FCC revealing a bit more about the device. According to FCC test reports, the P930 will support GSM bands 850 and 1900, WCDMA bands II and V, and LTE bands 4 and 17. Those specs suggest that the P930 will be making its way to AT&T and will run on the company’s expanding LTE network with uses LTE band 17. AT&T has also announced plans to use T-Mobile’s 1700MHz spectrum for LTE if the company’s acquisition goes through, which explains the P930’s support for the 1700MHz LTE band 4.
FCC filings also dispel rumors that the P930 is a tablet. Test reports refer to the P930 as a phone, and show the device tested for use near the user’s head – a clear sign that this is in fact a phone. FCC filings also show that the P930 will have an HDMI out port and a microSD card slot.
Neither AT&T nor LG has made any mention of the P930 yet. However, today’s FCC filings indicate that the P930 is most likely coming to AT&T and is designed to use the uber-network formed if AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile goes through.
The Samsung Nexus Prime has arrived. Well, on the FCC at least. Late Friday night the Prime, referred to by its model number GT-I9250, won FCC approval, a good indication that a launch is near.
Earlier this week, leaks suggested that the Prime will make its debut on Verizon in the United States as the Galaxy Nexus. However, the version of the Prime that hit the FCC tonight offers support for GSM bands 850 and 1900, WCDMA bands II and IV, and the 1700 AWS band. That means that this version of the Prime will work on AT&T and T-Mobile’s 3G networks in the United States. No mention of CDMA or LTE support was made in FCC documents.
FCC documents also confirm that the Prime will feature NFC, as well as dual-band Wireless-N WiFi and Bluetooth. Test reports for the device also show that it will measure 68mm x 124mm, or about 2.7” x 4.9”. That’s about the same size as the Samsung Galaxy S II.
We’ve seen a steady stream of Prime leaks emerge over the past two weeks, and today a video of the device in action made its way through the Internets. Samsung and Google were expected to unveil the device at CTIA next week, however Google announced today that it will delay the Prime’s unveiling out of respect for Steve Jobs’ passing.
It’s good to see the Prime make its way through the FCC, although we’re a bit disappointed that the device doesn’t offer support for LTE. It’s likely, however, that Samsung will pass CDMA versions of the Prime through the FCC shortly – a similar approach that the company used for its uber-successful Galaxy S II.
Last week, HTC announced plans to jump on the NFC bandwagon with an NFC-capable version of the Incredible. The device, which will initially only be available in China, will be released through a partnership with China UnionPay, a Chinese banking network.
But based on an FCC filing that won approval late today, it looks like HTC may be soon bringing an NFC-enabled device to the US. The device, known by the model number PH85110, sports NFC in addition to Bluetooth and dual-band Wireless-N WiFi. The device will support GSM bands 850 and 1900, as well as WCDMA bands II, IV and V. The WCDMA band IV is used by T-Mobile in the United States, while WCDMA bands II and V are used by AT&T. That’s a good sign that the PH85110 will be making an appearance on one of America’s GSM networks.
We don’t have much more information about the PH85110 other than the label pic above. HTC hasn’t announced plans to bring an NFC phone to the US, but based on today’s FCC filing we’d expect to see one soon.