FCC to Allow HTC to Turn On Inspire 4G's HSUPA Radio
A new set of approval documents spotted on the Federal Communications Commission web site note that HTC now has permission to turn on the HSUPA radio inside the Inspire 4G. The Inspire 4G shipped with an HSUPA radio inside, but it is inactive pending finalization of HSUPA performance software from AT&T. Now that HTC has been given permission to activate the HSUPA radio, it is possible AT&T has finalized what it needs in order to enable faster uploads from the Inspire 4G. Neither HTC nor AT&T have said when the device might actually be updated. The Motorola Atrix 4G also has restricted upload speeds due to an inactive HSUPA radio.
MixRadio Expands to Android and iOS
MixRadio today made its customized radio service available to Android and iOS devices for the first time. Microsoft acquired MixRadio when it purchased Nokia's handset business, but later divested it to a messaging company called Line.
HTC Cuts the 10's Price By $100 for US Shoppers
HTC has dropped the price of the HTC 10 for the rest of the month. The phone now costs $599 when purchased from HTC's web site, a cut of $100.
LG to Enable FM Radio In All Phones Moving Forward
LG today said it will ensure that all its future smartphones ship with active FM radios. Sometimes LG and/or its carrier partners leave FM radios, included in nearly all phones, inert.
FCC Approves Possible HTC Nexus Phones
The FCC has approved two new handsets from HTC that may be bound for Google's Nexus program. The FCC documents don't confirm much other than the model numbers and radio support, but they do leave a few clues as to the devices' potential.
HTC and Under Armour Prepping a Connected Scale
HTC and Under Armour are collaborating on a scale, according to documents seen on the Bluetooth Special Interest Group web site. The Bluetooth SIG revealed a product named "UA Scale" with a description that reads "HTC and UA provide a Bluetooth scale to measure weight and body fat." The device has a Bluetooth 4.1 radio onboard, ostensibly so it can to connect to nearby smartphones and/or wearables.