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September 18, 2009 by

Was Apple a "Liar Liar" to the FCC about the Google Voice app?

If this were a schoolyard, Apple would be that kid that everyone is pointing to and chanting "Liar, liar, pants on fire."Word is spreading fast that Apple did, in fact, reject the Google Voice app for its iPhone earlier this year, even though the company said in a statement filed with the FCC in July that, contrary to media reports, it had not yet officially rejected the app.

August 23, 2009 by

iPhone center stage as FCC looks at wireless Internet

Look for major action from the FCC against Apple/AT&T on the iPhone, as well as other exclusive wireless deals. USA Today reports that the FCC will discuss at its regular meeting Thursday a three-part probe:Wireless competition; Barriers to entry and investmentconsumer billing, including wireless contractsThe FCC is quite correct to take an aggressive stance here.

June 18, 2009 by

Genachowski will look into iPhone, Pre deals

FCC chairman-to-be Julius Genachowski will review exclusive cell phone deals like the AT&T-iPhone deal if confirmed, he told senators in a written followup to his confirmation hearings, The Wall Street Journal reports.Sen.

June 15, 2009 by

Senators ask FCC to look into iPhone-AT&T exclusivity

With rumors flying about that Apple plans to open up the iPhone to Verizon as well as AT&T, four Senators are calling on the FCC to investigate exclusive mobile deals like the iPhone deal and Verizon (doh!) Sprint's exclusive access to the Palm Pre, Reuters reports.

August 27, 2007 by

MobileTechRoundup show #109, Palm, unlocked devices and T-Mobile 3G

James starts off MobileTechRoundup show #109 by highlighting why a hosted Exchange service can be valuable to mobile enthusiasts and those with multiple devices. Kevin, James, and I then talk a bit about Palm, both the Foleo and the Engadget open letter. The new Nokia N95s revealed by the FCC have us excited and we chat a bit about buying unlocked devices versus carrier subsidized ones. T-Mobile may finally be rolling out 3G soon and Verizon is going to enable GPS in their device before the end of the year. We couldn't go a whole show without mentioning the iPhone and our freeware of the show is a way to do some basic hacking that is user friendly.

July 13, 2007 by

Poll: should iPhone be freed up and accessible via any carrier?

A Free The iPhone Coalition has just been started up with the goal of convincing Congress and the FCC to toss out the five-year exclusivity period between AT&T and the Apple iPhone.Web site visitors are being asked to sign the following petition:Dear FCC and Congress,The iPhone has set the stage for the future of mobile Internet — but bad policies allow companies like AT&T and Verizon to shackle great gadgets to their closed networks.

July 5, 2007 by

Under the hood: FCC site shows pix of iPhone with back cover off

Since the period of confidentiality Apple has requested of the FCC for displaying images of the iPhone has now expired, this means that the FCC site can show all sorts of iPhone photos taken during the testing and documentation process for the device.Some of these photos are available within a PDF file posted on the FCC site here.

June 22, 2007 by

iPhone Bluetooth headset illustration now on FCC site

Whilst (I'm not British, but I think the word "whilst" is so much more cool than "while") trawling through the FCC site just a little while ago, I found an illustration bundled in with a bunch of other documents that seem to request that the FCC grant a 45-day non-disclosure period to Apple for certain iPhone drawings and other documentation.But there is one such drawing that did make it through.

May 17, 2007 by

iPhone wins FCC approval

According to FCC documents obtained by AppleInsider Apple achieved a critical milestone by gaining approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to sell iPhone in the United States.The information was leaked in a SAR Test Report which measures Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) of near-field radiated energy to verify compliance with federal exposure limits.

February 8, 2007 by

"iPhone" FCC confidentiality doc a hoax

Yesterday I posted a document that was discovered by LoopRumors purporting to be an Apple request to the FCC for confidentiality regarding their filings about iPhone. Sorry to burst your bubble folks, but Engadget has blown a hole in the story and it turns out to be a hoax.


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