FCC approves Moto Droid Bionic, HTC Evo 3D for T-Mobile

Dialed In gives you the details on recent cell phone filings with the FCC. Last week the Feds may have certified the Motorola Droid Bionic and an HTC Evo 3D for T-Mobile.

Motorola Droid Bionic as seen at CES 2011. Josh Miller/CNET

Ever since the upcoming smartphone grabbed the spotlight at CES in early January, the tech press has been waiting for the Motorola Droid Bionic to make its official debut with Verizon Wireless. Armed with 4G (LTE) support and a dual-core processor, the handset had a lot to like and (at least for the time) it offered features that we'd never seen before. Verizon and Moto made initial promises of a second-quarter launch , but as of last Thursday that window has passed . And now we're getting word that the Android smartphone might finally go on sale in late early August .

So perhaps it's not surprising that a device that AndroidCentral has identified as the Droid Bionic got the official stamp last week from the Federal Communications Commission. Though the online documents never use "Droid Bionic," the available specs indeed point to the long-awaited Motorola handset. And that's not all, as the FCC last week also blessed a few mystery LG devices and what could be an HTC Evo 3D with support for T-Mobile's network.

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.

Alcatel One Touch
Casio IT-800
HTC Evo 3D (T-Mobile)
Huawei Ideos
LG 660
LG LS855
LG Optimus 2X
Motorola Droid Bionic
Motorola XT316
Motorola XT531
ZTE Movistar 317

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