FCC

Google Spectrum Database enters 45-day FCC trial

Google has begun a 45-day FCC trial in an effort to become certified as a TV White Spaces Database Administrator. Basically, this means Google will be working to make more spectrum available. As part of this trial, Google has launched a Spectrum Database website that offers a look at everything from telling us what spectrum is, to talking about how it is restricted but also shared. In fact, Google's database will allow people to share spectrum.

Samsung SCH-I425 ‘Godiva’ FCC filing discovered

While we have yet to see anything official come from Verizon Wireless or Samsung, it looks like the Stratosphere III has recently made an appearance with the FCC. Of course, we should point out that calling it the Stratosphere III is a bit of speculation. What we do know is that this handset is sporting a model number of SCH-I425 and a codename of Godiva. The FCC filing suggests an announcement is coming soon.

Pantech Perception for Verizon Wireless spotted in FCC filing

Details on the Pantech Perception leaked back in early January. That leak came in render form and left no real doubt as to where the handset was headed considering the Verizon logo was sitting centered on the top of the device. This latest image of the Perception does not have a Verizon logo, however that is still where it is believed to be heading. The FCC filing for the Perception has recently been discovered and this time around we are getting to see the handset from just about every angle.

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.