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iPad 2, Xperia Play clear FCC

Dialed In gives you the details on recent cell phone filings with the FCC.

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Congratulations, iPad 2, you're official! James Martin/CNET

Phew! We picked a good week to pick up our semiweekly blogs on the happenings at the Federal Communications Commission. The agency certified a hefty load of big-name devices this week, including the iPad 2 and the HTC Merge. The feds also gave the thumbs up to many of the gadgets we saw last month at Mobile World Congress, including the HTC Desire S, LG Optimus Pad (as well as its G-Slate cousin), and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Lastly, we have to consider the Samsung SCH-i510. Though we don't know for sure, it should be the poorly-named Samsung 4G LTE that Sammy and Verizon Wireless debuted at CTIA.

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.

Apple iPad 2
HTC Incredible S
HTC Merge
Huawei C2831
Huawei Ideos X2
LG Cosmos Touch
LG G Slate
LG Optimus 3D Pad
Nokia 5530 Xpress Music
Nokia X7
Samsung SCH-i510
Samsung SGH-T499
Samsung SPH-M380
Sony Ericsson G11
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
ViewSonic ViewPad
ZTE E821
ZTE S1001
ZTE Z221
ZTE Z331