No, the T-Mobile Lumia 925 didn’t just swing by the FCC

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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.

Source: FCC
Via: WPCentral

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!