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HP Slate 7 FCC filing discovered ahead of April release

HP announced the Slate 7 tablet back in February. They were pretty forthcoming in terms of details at the time and offered everything from specs to pricing and even a rough idea of when the tablet will begin shipping. For those who may have missed that earlier news, the HP Slate 7 is expected in April and will arrive priced at $169. The good news today, it looks like that April release is now one step closer to becoming a reality.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z appears in FCC filing

It looks like the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is now one step closer to being released in the US market. We haven't seen a specific release date just yet, however the fact that the device has recently passed by the FCC does imply that a release date is getting closer. That being said, this filing is for the Wi-Fi only model and for better or worse -- does not contain much in terms of surprises.

HTC Myst FCC filing shows support for AT&T LTE

While an FCC filing does not necessarily mean a release is coming soon, it does imply that a release is coming. Enter the recently discovered filing for the HTC Myst, the phone that has previously been dubbed the Facebook Phone. This particular filing seems to confirm previous reports about the handset heading to AT&T.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to step down in the “coming weeks”

Julius Genachowski has been the FCC Chairman since June 2009, however as of this morning we are learning that will soon be coming to an end. Chairman Genachowski has officially announced plans to step down. A specific end date has yet to be announced, however Genachowski has said his time as Chairman will come to an end in the "coming weeks."

AT&T LG Optimus G Pro looks to have landed with the FCC

This latest FCC filing does not specifically mention the Optimus G Pro, however it does mention the LG E980. The key here though, the LG E980 is believed to be the AT&T version of the Optimus G Pro. Given we have already seen an official announcement, not to mention, spent some hands-on time with the handset -- lets get into the parts about this being a model for AT&T.

FCC cracks down on political related robocalls

While politics can be a touchy subject for some, we think most will agree that unsolicited political robocalls may be amongst the most unwelcome of all robocalls. And on that note, it looks like the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently begun to crack the whip. Specifically, the FCC has cited two marketing companies for making millions of illegal robocalls.

Samsung GALAXY S 4 FCC filing discovered

New smartphone announcements are often followed by the discovery of an FCC filing and the GALAXY S 4 is no exception to that rule. It seems that while Samsung was busy unveiling the GALAXY S 4 in New York City, the FCC was busy putting the final touches on the filing. This particular filing is for the international version of the handset, which really just goes to say that we should be seeing another in the not to distant future.

Sony Xperia ZL FCC filing points to an upcoming AT&T release

Sony previously announced plans to release the Xperia ZL for those in the US. That bit came back in early-March. The catch is that the handset will be available unlocked and contract-free. Basically, while it will be available for purchase, it will likely be selling at a price higher than many are willing to pay. Enter a carrier subsidized model which looks like it will be coming by way of AT&T.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 3G makes the required FCC appearance

We saw the Galaxy Note 8.0 make an appearance with the FCC back in late-January. At that time the tablet was shown under the model number of GT-5110 and it was a 16GB model with Wi-Fi connectivity. Basically, we were looking at the Wi-Fi only Galaxy Note 8.0 at that time. And well, as of today it looks like the FCC filing for the cellular connected model has been discovered.