The FCC brings us interesting news this week, most notably the approval of the first-ever LTE phone to arrive in the U.S. The Samsung SCH-R900 will be a CDMA phone for MetroPCS and looks to be using the 1700/1900 bands. It will also have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Another approval worth nothing is the ZTE Peel, which is not a phone, but an EV-DO Rev. 0 Wi-Fi hot spot that may be designed to fit on an iPod Touch. (Get it? A Peel for your Apple iPod?)
Because the FCC has to certify every phone sold in the United States--not to mention test its SAR rating--the agency's online database offers a lot of sneak peeks to those who dig. And to save you the trouble, Crave has combed through the database for you. Here are a selection of filings from the past week on new and upcoming cell phones. Click through to read the full report.
ZTE 3200 Peel (Wi-Fi hot spot)