Category Archives: fcc

Cybook Ocean 8″ eReader Clears the FCC

cybook ocean fccBookeen’s much delayed 8″ ebook reader showed up on the FCC website this morning, bringing it one step closer to being officially available in the US.

The FCC paperwork doesn’t really add anything to what we already knew about the  Cybook Ocean, but it does give us a look inside this ereader. It also tells me that the microSD card slot is accessible under a panel on the rear of the Ocean. Continue reading

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

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. Continue reading

First Firefox Tablet Clears the FCC

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. Continue reading

Today’s Net Neutrality Ruling Could Throw a Wrench in Amazon’s Gadget Plans

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. Continue reading

Boogie Board Sync Clears the FCC – Expected to Ship in Time for Christmas

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. Continue reading

Galaxy Note 12.2 Clears the FCC

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: Continue reading

Sony Bucks the Trend – Xperia Z Ultra 6.4″ Tablet Clears the FCC

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. Continue reading

B&N’s New Nook eReader Cleared the FCC

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. Continue reading

Nvidia’s 7″ Tegra Tab Clears the FCC w\ Stylus, Tegra 4 CPU

tegra-note_006[1]Nvidia has a new reference design for a 7″ Android tablet, and it cleared the 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. Continue reading

Updated: Kobo’s New eReader Clears the FCC, Photos Leaked Online

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. Continue reading