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    Motorola has its Moto X out right now, and there's also the three new Droid Ultra-series models over at Verizon. Beyond that, we've been following rumors of the so-called DVX, tipped to emerge as a more affordable alternative to the Moto X, and one that may see broader global availability. Beyond that, though, we haven't had a great sense of where the company's headed next. Today we get an answer in the form of another mystery that's been going around, with the paperwork for a new Motorola device showing up at the FCC. At first glance this seems like a smartphone, but the paperwork ...

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    Beyond the IFA, and all the new hardware that brought to light, last week also marked the arrival of some new information possibly pertaining to the release of the next Nexus smartphone, with the publication of some FCC certification paperwork that might just be for an LG-made Nexus 5. While that Nexus name itself didn't pop up, there was a whole lot of circumstantial evidence, not the least of which were some case images that sure seemed to match the camera placement we saw in the image of the possible Nexus 5 candidate from a video shot on Google's campus. This week, however, we hearing ...

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    This week has seen the arrival of some of the best evidence to date for Google's next Nexus smartphone, presumed to arrive as the Nexus 5. First we saw a hitherto unknown handset bearing the Nexus logo in a video shot on Google's campus, celebrating the installation of the new Android 4.4 KitKat sculpture. Then more recently there was the discovery of FCC paperwork for an LG phone that sure seemed to have quite a few details lining up with what we expect from a Nexus 5. For the moment, nothing's yet official, but based on all the info to date, one Android fan assembled the above image, ...

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    We've been kicking around the name Motorola DVX for a while now, first hearing about it back in June as the name for hardware that might be a lower-cost version of the Moto X. Since then, we've heard a few details about the handset, such as unlike how the Moto X's custom backplates are factory-set, the DVX might allow the user to pop them out at his or her convenience. Today we find a whole lot of new DVX info to sort through, including FCC documentation and some early retailer spottings. The FCC just published the certification docs for Motorola models XT1032, XT1033, and XT1035, noting ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the screenshots leaked of the Galaxy Gear companion app for Samsung devices, aside from some more revealing patents of a future Motorola smart watch. We later talk about the Sony Honami and the first leaked gallery of the phone. The iPhone 5S is next as we have some carrier support information to back the name now. Intel surprised our radar after that since it seems they want to go into the smartphone business. We end today's show talking about the new HTC Fetch and HTC Mini+, even though we debate their functionality. All this and ...

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    Intel is doing better and better at getting its SoCs into mobile devices. After a slow start, we began to see the pack pick up a little this year, with Intel scoring some wins like getting its chips into new Samsung tablets. We fully expect to see Intel continue to push for the use of its silicon in such models, but now a new FCC regulatory filing has us thinking about Intel building its own hardware from the ground up, with the appearance of paperwork for Intel model CZ120. The docs are unambiguous about the nature of this device, plainly identifying it as an Intel smartphone. There's no ...

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    For the better part of the summer, we've been fielding rumors suggesting that LG was about to make an overdue return to the tablet game, releasing a new Android model. We've heard a possible name, seeing S Pad show up in some trademark filings, as well as came across a likely model number, with the LG-V500/LG-V507L surfacing on the Bluetooth SIG site. We still don't have the whole picture, but today things really start coming together, with the discovery of the tablet's FCC paperwork. We've got LG model LG-V500 here, and as the schematics make crystal clear, we're looking at a tablet. This ...

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    With all the leaks we've been seeing in recent weeks, it's sure felt like Nokia's first 41-megapixel Windows Phone model, so far known by codename EOS, was nearly ready to launch. Last week, we learned of invitations going out for a July 11 Nokia event that sure seemed to hint that it could mark the announcement of the EOS. Today we add some more fuel to that launch fire, with an unknown Nokia handset passing through the FCC that sure could be the EOS. Nokia model RM-877 includes support for HSPA+ on the 850, 1700, and 1900MHz bands, as well as LTE on bands 2, 4, 5, and 17. Bands 4 and 17 ...

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    Ready to add a little diversity to your smartphone choices? We're starting to see a new breed of platforms get ready for commercial launches this year, and Mozilla's Firefox OS sure sounds like one of the more ambitious. It's already attracted interest from a number of OEMs, and quite a few handsets have been formally announced. Today, one of those early ones sees the publication of its FCC paperwork as it gets ready to go up for sale. ZTE announced its Open back at the Mobile World Congress, and while – like so many of these first-round Firefox OS phones – it's a bit underpowered ...

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    The rumored HTC Tiara Windows Phone handset first popped-up back in February. Later, we heard from Sprint that it would get a late start on Windows Phone 8 with a pair of smartphones, and a rumor suggested one would be the Tiara. Eventually, we caught wind of a phone identifying itself as "HTCP0881_Sprint" and wondered if it this was the Tiara we were looking at. Now that same model's back, getting its FCC certification and preparing to launch on Sprint. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to match up the HTC model PO88100 which just saw its FCC paperwork go public with that HTCP0881_Sprint ...

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    A couple weeks back, NVIDIA made with the details of how its Shield Android gaming handset would arrive. The system will ship next month, and pre-orders are already open, letting you secure one of the $350 devices. It sure looks like everything's going smoothly with preparing for Shield's retail availability, as we just saw the handheld console pick up its FCC certification. Don't let that FCC business confuse you – even without cellular data connectivity, Shield still needs to stop by the FCC in order to clear its WiFi operation. We're excited to see Shield finally arrive for a number ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how Samsung was lucky enough to be dropped almost $450 Million in damages in their Apple vs Samsung trial. Then we talk Nokia as we've got tons of rumors of an aluminum device code-name Catwalk, and we also have additional talks of a water proof lumia in the works. Sony is up next as that 4.8-inch 1080p device that we expected for MWC is now being rumored for the Summer. The FCC then gives us some good news as their chairman has confirmed that he'll look at the carrier unlock legal issues. We end today's news by talking about the thicker, ...

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    You might think that rules regarding carriers locking smartphones to their networks would be the kind of thing overseen by the FCC, but the way things currently work in the US, that provision is addressed by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, with exemptions granted by the Library of Congress. After the last round of consideration removed protection for users interested in unlocking their phones, public outcry resulted in a successful petition to force the White House to discuss the issue. It turns out that FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is interested, as well, citing concerns he has ...

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    Samsung's quest for world domination continues as they keep bringing additional products to US shores this holiday season. Obviously no product launch is legally allowed without the devices paying a visit to the FCC, for our leaked pleasure. This time we've got the Galaxy Note II variants for Sprint and US Cellular being exposed. These devices will most likely see the public light of day on Samsung's October 24th event, so get your wallets ready. Along with the phablets, Samsung also submitted two Android tablets, the SPH-P500 and SCH-i915, which apparently are variants of the Galaxy Tab 2 ...

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    As you can clearly see in the image above, the phone outlined on the left is exactly the phone pictured on the right, which means that the LG VS950 is indeed the LG Optimus VU -- or a variant of some sort. On this exact same note we can draw the conclusion that the LG VS950, aka LG Optimus VU, is heading to Verizon, at least according to FCC. There's no mention of the "Optimus VU" moniker though, but the filing reveals that the VS950 is packing NFC and LTE band 13 plus GSM 850/1900MHz compatibility. LG introduced its 4:3 aspect ratio phablet with the occasion of this year's MWC and the ...

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