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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.

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.