FCC

FCC looking to roll-out large scale public Wi-Fi networks

The FCC is looking to create a large scale public Wi-Fi network, a free Wi-Fi network. And as you can imagine, sides are being drawn. We should point out that the roll-out is not yet in motion. In fact, this is all still sitting in the proposal stage and even if it should move forward, it would likely take some time before it goes live. Being always connected to the internet sounds good, even better when you can do it without having to pay money to connect, however we can see points in both sides of the argument.

Google Glass bone conduction technology referenced in FCC filing

As if Google Glass wasn't already cool enough, today we're finding out that it feature bone conduction technology. The glasses recently made an appearance at the FCC, and the filing for the project mentions "integral vibrating element that provides audio to the user via contact with the user's head." Of course, Google recently filed a patent for glasses that feature the tech, so it seems that bone conduction will definitely be a part of Project Glass.

Archos 70 and 101 Titanium tablets gain FCC approval

Archos unveiled the complete Titanium tablet lineup during CES and it looks like some of the models have begun appearing with the FCC. Specifically, filings for the Archos 70 Titanium and the Archos 101 Titanium have recently been discovered. Keep in mind, we haven't heard exactly when these two devices are expected to arrive for sale in the US, however these filings do suggest that a release date is drawing closer.

Sony Xperia E FCC filing discovered

Sony originally announced the Xperia E smartphone back in December. At the time Sony was touting this handset as being affordable, however they were not quite as forthcoming in terms of a price or a release date. Anyway, while we have yet to learn of a release date, the handset has recently been granted approval from the FCC.

Huawei MediaPad 10 Link tablet spotted with the FCC

Huawei was showing off the MediaPad 10 Link tablet during CES, and as of today, it looks like the tablet has taken the next step towards a release. Keep in mind though, Huawei has yet to announce when that release will be happening. And as we already know, the FCC filings will never reveal that bit. Based on the filing, the MediaPad 10 Link looks like it will be arriving as a lower-end version of the MediaPad 10 FHD.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 makes an FCC appearance as the GT-N5110

Following up a series of leaked images, it looks as if the Galaxy Note 8.0 has made the required stop with the FCC. The filing shows a tablet sporting the model number of GT-5110, a number we previously saw associated with the 8-inch Note. The GT-5110 number also matches up with details that we have previously been told. For example, the GT-5110 was expected to arrive as the Wi-Fi only model and this FCC filing does indeed show a lack of cellular connectivity.

Alcatel One Touch Evo 7 tablet stops by for a visit with the FCC

Alcatel unveiled the One Touch Evo 7, along with the Evo 7 HD during CES and it looks like the former has made an appearance with the FCC. This filing does give the appearance that a release date is coming, however so far -- Alcatel has yet to offer anything specific. That being said, we had been told the specs for the One Touch Evo 7 during the CES unveiling and this filing does not offer any surprises.

Kyocera Torque hits the FCC with 4G LTE and ICS

A new device from the folks at Kyocera is apparently in the works with a rugged design and those 4G LTE radios over on the Now Network. This won't be gracing Verizon or AT&T's 4G LTE, but today we've learned more details on the upcoming Kyocera Torque so lets take a look. Today the smartphone hit the FCC so it should be arriving soon.