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Microsoft Doubles Down on a Bad Idea: New Windows RT Tablet Clears the FCC

February 19th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · fcc, hardware news, Microsoft, Surface → 9 Comments

Like any microsoft surface tablethuge company, Microsoft makes a lot of mistakes. It’s almost inevitable, given their many activities.

Sometimes, as in the case of the Kin phone, Microsoft realizes their mistake fairly quickly and cancels the product. But that doesn’t always happen; sometimes there are products like Windows RT tablets, when Microsoft not only doesn’t realize their mistake but instead decides to repeat the mistake over and over again.
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First Firefox Tablet Clears the FCC

February 11th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · fcc, Firefox, hardware news, Tablet → No Comments

One f1_02[1]of the first tablets to run Firefox OS could be coming to the US in the near future.

A new device from Chinese tablet maker Infocus cleared the FCC this morning. This tablet, which was first revealed to the world about a month ago, runs Firefox OS on a quad-core CPU.
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Today’s Net Neutrality Ruling Could Throw a Wrench in Amazon’s Gadget Plans

January 14th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, fcc, lawsuit, Net Neutrality → 3 Comments

An appealsfcc-logo court in the District of Columbia ruled today that the FCC’s net neutrality rules, which prevent ISPs from favoring one source of internet traffic over others (example: Youtube vs Amazon), are invalid. The ruling is 81 pages long, and has big implications for content providers, consumers and the future of the internet.
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Boogie Board Sync Clears the FCC – Expected to Ship in Time for Christmas

November 26th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · fcc, hardware news, Screen Tech → 5 Comments

Improv Electronics’ boogie board synclatest digital writing slate showed up on the FCC website this week.

The Boogie Board Sync has a 9.7″ cLCD screen (cholesteric LCD). It is one of Improve Electronics’ larger writing slates, and it is the first to feature both internal storage and Bluetooth, which will enable writers to sync their notes with a smartphone or tablet. This makes the Sync a 3-trick pony, which is a major improvement on the first Boogie Board.
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Galaxy Note 12.2 Clears the FCC

November 8th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · fcc, hardware news → No Comments

Samsung has long been rumored to be working on a 12″ Android tablet, and I think that device may have cleared the FCC this week.

The paperwork is missing all the interesting details like the specs and photos, but Samsung couldn’t disguise the fact that the FCC label is going to be going on a very large device:
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Sony Bucks the Trend – Xperia Z Ultra 6.4″ Tablet Clears the FCC

November 7th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, fcc, hardware news, Smartphone, Tablet → 3 Comments

For the past sony xperia z ultra18 months or so phablets have been the hot gadget, with Sony, Samsung, LG, and other device makers releasing smartphones with larger and larger screens. This trend is so hot that many are speculating that even Apple will release a large-screen iPhone, though of course that is just wild speculation at this point.
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B&N’s New Nook eReader Cleared the FCC

October 21st, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Barnes & Noble, fcc, hardware news → 17 Comments

nook fcc bnvr500aBarnes & Noble has had a troubled history with hardware development, sometimes releasing a device that was ahead of the market (Nook Color) and sometimes releasing gadgets no one wants to buy (Nook HD) but that hasn’t stopped them.

Their latest gadget cleared the FCC last night and it looks to be an ereader.
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Nvidia’s 7″ Tegra Tab Clears the FCC w\ Stylus, Tegra 4 CPU

September 9th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · fcc, hardware news → No Comments

tegra-note_006[1]Nvidia has a new reference design for a 7″ Android tablet, and it cleared theĀ FCC this morning.

The Tegra Tab has a 7″ screen, runs Android Jelly Bean, and is equipped with Nvidia’s latest Tegra 4 CPU. I don’t have the complete specs, price, or release date, but based on the photos this is going to be a decent looking tablet.
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Updated: Kobo’s New eReader Clears the FCC, Photos Leaked Online

July 23rd, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · fcc, hardware news → 13 Comments

1[5]Kobo’s newest ereader showed up on the FCC website on Friday, and even though the more interesting details are embargoed this filing told me a lot.

If the hints dropped in the test reports are correct, this is probably going to be a 6″ ereader with Wifi, an HD E-ink screen, a microSD card slot, and a frontlight. And if the date for the embargo is correct the more interesting details will be revealed on 30 August, suggesting that this ereader will likely ship some time next month.

Update: I’ve just learned that someone posted images of this ereader on his blog. See the end of the post.
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New Sony Reader PRS-T3 Shows Up on FCC Website – With Photos!

June 26th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · fcc, hardware news → 17 Comments

sony reader t3 fccSony’s latest ereader showed up on the FCC website today and it looks like the third time could be a charm. We don’t know much about the PRS-T3 (most of the important stuff is hidden), but I have gleaned a few details from the test reports and other docs posted on the website.
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