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FCC Clears Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9981 – Which U.S. Carrier Will Pick it up First?

It’s been reported that the Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9981 has been cleared by the FCC and is most likely gearing up for its debut in the U.S. market. This will be a true clone to the 9900 internally because the filing reveals that it supports Bluetooth, WiFi, and NFC.  As for carrier support, we’ve been told that it has passed support for AT&T’s GSM 850/1900 and WCDMA bands II and V.

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Press Release: Sprint Formally Requests FCC to Deny AT&T’s Takeover of T-Mobile

Back in March, BG broke the unexpected story and let us know that the Board of Directors of both T-Mobile USA and AT&T agreed to merge the two under AT&T. As of now, the German provider Deutsche Telekom has exclusive rights over T-Mobile USA. According to the Press Release, the deal includes in a cash-and-stock transactions currently valued at approximately $39 billion. Since the announcement, mobile users have been left with nothing but questions as to what will happen to their service. Aside from how users will be impacted by the merge, we also reported that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was going to review this deal even though the acquisition could still happen. Well with some help to “protect consumers and the industry against precisely the kind of anti-competitive market control that will result from this transaction”, Sprint has formally requested the FCC to deny AT&T’s merge with T-Mobile. Sprint made the request in a“Petition to Deny” filed at the FCC this afternoon.

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Go Green! FCC Approves New BlackBerry msnBattery by Ontrion

Just as everything is subject to go “Green”, it looks like our BlackBerry smartphones are headed in that direction too. OnTrion™ recently announced their own trademarked range of batteries called msnBattery™ which will be compatible to use on our current BlackBerry devices has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission. Approval from the FCC for the BlackBerry msnBattery™ and the other products are undergoing the approval process now. Read more >

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BlackBerry 9300 Under Scope by FCC

The unannounced BlackBerry Curve 9300 that surfaced earlier this month is makin headlines again today. The almighty FCC has taken a look at the specs, and things are looking good for RIMs new device. The FCC approved the 9300 Curve branded model, which  includes support for CDMA and AWS bands. With AWS,  it may launch on some of the AWS-packing regionals like MetroPCS. We know that T-Mobile is going to be get the Curve 9300, but it is still unknown as to which other carriers will be getting the CDMA 9330. The new device appears to carry a few characteristics as the 85xx series, with a few physical differences. It is still unofficial as to what OS platform the 9300 will run, as we hope to see OS6 on it.   Source: FCC

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Obama Approves Plan to Boost Wireless Broadband

(Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama endorsed on Monday plans by regulators to nearly double the spectrum now available for wireless devices. I came across this article today and decided to annotate it for you . Yesterday, President Obama announced a new plan that was proposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asking to free up 500 megahertz of spectrum (broad range) over the next 10 years. Why? Because according thier research, they must keep up and meet the demand for personal computers, smartphones such as RIM’s BlackBerry, and Apple’s iPhone , and other wi-fi comptatible devices. It makes sense, but what else can we make of this? Continue reading for the rest >>>

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Survey reveals 1 in 6 mobile users have experienced bill shock

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has  released the findings of an agency survey on the basis of consumer mobile experience. The survey is aimed to know how many Americans experience “bill shock”, and whether  ETF’s (Early Termination Fees) have an effect on consumer choices to stick with a carrier after the consumer has experienced unexpected fees added to their bill. If you are unfamiliar with bill shock, it is a term used to describe the negative reaction a subscriber can experience if their mobile phone bill has unexpected charges added. Continue reading to look at the results from the survey >>>

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