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The FCC's Broadband plan, chatter around an iPhone on Verizon (or not) and a buzz word called cloudwashing, are today's top headlines. Get the day’s rolling posts via Twitter, RSS, or email.
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.
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.
If you hadn't heard, Apple denied Google's iPhone app for Google Voice -- the most interesting, and buzz-worthy Google product in a long time. This development is concerning to iPhone users, developers, and even the FCC.
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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.
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.
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.
Notable headlines:Jason O'Grady: iPhone software update 1.0.
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.
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.
The sale of the iPhone is a publicity event of such gargantuan proportions that anyone with a reasonable hook to the story can use media hunger for all things iPhone to air their particular agenda. Enter Reed Hundt, former chairman of the FCC and front man for Frontline Wireless.
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.
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.
Two newly posted documents on the FCC website detail test results for Apple's iPhone.These documents are at least 90 pages in length.
The Federal Communications Commission has apparently given Apple's iPhone device the green light, according to AppleInsider. AppleInsider reports that the FCC basically cleared the iPhone for sale.
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.
In a not-so-surprising move, Apple filed for confidentiality with the FCC on October 12, 2006 for almost everything relating to iPhone.