There’s a story going around today about the Nokia Lumia 925, and how the T-Mobile version of the smartphone, for which we’ve recently been discussing launch rumors, appears to have just got the thumbs-up from the FCC. Even a cursory look at the documents, though, reveals this isn’t the case.
So what’s wrong? Well, what we’ve got here is test documentation for Nokia model RM-892. That number has already been associated with the Lumia 925.
But when we look at the actual test docs, they’re seriously lacking: the only frequency coverage the FCC signed-off on is this model’s GSM bands. While the paperwork mentions that the hardware does, indeed support “GSM/WCDMA/LTE/WLAN/Bluetooth” communications, the bulk of those don’t show up here with what was actually tested. That’s just not how the FCC operates… unless it’s looking at a device not intended for primary operation in the US.
At that point, it didn’t take long at all for us to realize the big misunderstanding here: the RM-892 is the international 925, while Nokia model RM-893 is the T-Mobile version – you can confirm that in the back of the phone’s manual (PDF). That’s not saying that the FCC isn’t pouring over those RM-893 docs, too, but that’s simply not what we’re looking at here.