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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government, created by Congressional statute (see 47 U.S.C. § 151 and 47 U.S.C. § 154), and with the majority of its commissioners appointed by the current President. The FCC works towards six goals in the areas of broadband, competition, the spectrum, the media, public safety and homeland security. The Commission is also in the process of modernizing itself. The FCC was formed by the Communications Act of 1934 to replace the radio regulation functions of the Federal Radio Commission. The FCC took over wire communication regulation from the Interstate Commerce Commission. The FCC's mandated jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. The FCC also provides varied degrees of cooperation, oversight, and leadership for similar communications bodies in other countries of North America. The FCC is funded entirely by regulatory fees. It has an estimated fiscal-2011 budget of US$335.8 million and a proposed fiscal-2012 budget of $354.2 million. It has 1,898 federal employees. [Wikipedia]

Samsung SGH-T569 Gets Pictured At The FCC

08/11/2010, Pictures of an unannounced Samsung SGH-T569 mobile phone have surfaced on the FCC, and considering that it uses the 1700MHz 3G radio bands, it looks like it’s on the way to T-Mobile’s network. The phone itself lacks Wi-Fi, but should include...

FCC gets hold of Archos 32 Internet tablet

08/10/2010, The Archos 32 tablet with 8GB of internal memory which was leaked some time last week has finally made its way to the FCC, where it is confirmed to run on Android 2.1 – hopefully with Android 2.2 ready to rock and roll in due time. Its 3.2″...

Samsung Cetus is Windows Phone 7 phone, approved by FCC

08/06/2010, The good people at the FCC have revealed that the Samsung Cetus, another Windows Phone 7-powered handset, has just been approved. Too bad there there aren’t any further images of the device, but we do know that it does come with 850/1900MHz 3G...

HP eStation Zeen spotted at the FCC

08/05/2010, Could the eStation Zeen be the mystery tablet device that will be released by HP in due time? Most probably, considering it is a good eight months since HP filed for the “Zeen” trademark on a “portable handheld device”, and their...

Netronix’s PocketBook 602 eBook Reader Visits The FCC

08/04/2010, Despite companies such as Foxit dropping their hardware eBook readers due to the increasing competition in the eBook market, that doesn’t mean that other manufacturers are throwing in the towel, and now the Netronix PocketBook 602 has paid a visit...

Verizon AD3701 Global USB Modem Visits The FCC

08/04/2010, ZTE’s AD3701 USB modem for Verizon has paid a visit to the FCC today, and it’s a device that offers quad-band GSM/HSUPA support, along with CDMA/EVDO 800/1900 support, allowing it to be used for most cellular networks around the world. This...

BlackBerry 9800 Slider Visits The FCC Ahead Of Its Announcement

08/03/2010, RIM’s BlackBerry 9800 slider should be announced pretty soon, possibly as soon as the RIM/AT&T event kicks off at 11am eastern. The device seems to have taken a last minute detour to pay a visit to the FCC, with mentions of the 9800 appearing in...

FCC approves ZTE A310 handset

07/30/2010, The A310 handset from ZTE is a tri-band CDMA device that boasts support for the 1700MHz AWS spectrum, coming alongside Bluetooth connectivity. Our good people over at the FCC have given their collective nods of approval for it to hit the US market, and we...

FCC approves first LTE phone in the US

07/30/2010, The FCC have given their nod of approval for the Samsung SCH-R900, which will also hold the tag as the first LTE handset in the US. It isn’t exactly new as it was unveiled at CTIA Wireless earlier this year, and you can get it from MetroPCS. This is...

Unknown HTC PC49120 Smartphone Visits The FCC

07/28/2010, A new device from HTC has taken the time to pay a visit to the FCC today, and it’s labeled as the PC49120 and supports the WCDMA bands II and V, GSM/EDGE 850 and 1900, along with Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth. It isn’t entirely clear what this...

ZTE Peel EV-DO Router For iPod Touch Visits The FCC

07/28/2010, The ZTE Peel 3200 that seems destined for Sprint’s network has paid the FCC a visit, and from the looks of it, it’s a sleeve for Apple’s iPod touch that has built-in Wi-Fi and GPS radios, enabling it to double up as an EV-DO mobile...

Coby 13-inch AMD-powered Netbook Visits The FCC

07/21/2010, While Coby generally manufactures low-end audio/video accessories, the company seems that it wants to have a piece of the netbook pie too, as its NBPC1330 netbook has paid a visit to the FCC, and features a rather large 13.3-inch LCD display. Pricing or...

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Epic 4G goes through the FCC

07/20/2010, Yay – good news for folks who can’t wait to get their hands on an Epic 4G which will feature CDMA, EVDO and WiMax radios, as such a device with an ID label that points toward a model number of SPH-D700, also known as the Sprint Epic 4G, has...