We always hear of success stories for devices that end up at the FCC, and never those who fail. Well, who wants a failed device in their hands anyways, since it might end up exploding in their hands when they use it? The latest Android-powered smartphone to arrive at the FCC is the Vizio VPHN1044G, and this is an interesting departure from what Vizio is normally known for – their range of affordable as well as above average quality in building LCD TVs. The device is currently in its early stages of development when it was first shown off to a few reporters at CES 2011 earlier this year, where you will get run-of-the-mill specifications such as a 4″ LCD display at 854 x 480 resolution, a 1GHz processor, 4GB RAM, a microSD memory card slot and HDMI out among others.
Picking up approval for GSM bands 850 and 1900, in addition to WCDMA Bands II and V, it looks set to arrive Stateside via AT&T. Vizio has yet to come out and announce a price tag or a release date for the Vizio VPHN1044G, but its FCC approval guarantees one thing – it is primed and ready to hit the market.