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Sep 8, 2012

Amazon’s new high-end tablet lacks FCC approval for sale

By Alistair Barr and Sinead Carew

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc trumpeted cutting-edge wireless technology as a key selling point for the fanciest of the new Kindle devices introduced by CEO Jeff Bezos on Thursday. There’s just one problem: the devices have not yet been approved for sale by the Federal Communications Commission.

FCC approval is required for wireless communications products, to assure that they operate safely and won’t improperly interfere with other signals.

Sep 6, 2012

HTC eyes sales boost for Windows phones

NEW YORK (Reuters) – HTC Corp has high hopes that Microsoft Corp software will boost its smartphone sales due to a strong new design and support from wireless service providers, according to Jason Mackenzie, HTC’s president of sales and marketing.

Taiwan’s HTC, which derives most of its revenue from phones based on Google Inc’ Android software, is currently facing a sharp sales decline as it struggles to compete with iPhone maker Apple Inc and Android rivals such as Samsung Electronics.

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      "Sinead is a telecommunications industry correspondent. Her coverage area spans U.S. service providers, cellphone makers and chip makers. Before joining Reuters in 2002, she covered technology and telecoms for various trade publications."
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