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Sony Xperia S visits FCC wearing AT&T's 3G bands

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Sony Xperia S visits FCC wearing AT&T's 3G bands
The Sony Xperia S certainly grabbed a lot of attention at the CES in Las Vegas. It is easy to see why with its sleek, sexy design and the unique translucent area below the screen where the traditional capacitive Android buttons are located. As we told you, the Xperia S also features a dirt-resistant casing and a fast-recharging battery. Sony has not said that the Xperia S would be headed to the States, especially since the Sony Xperia ion is bound for the U.S. via AT&T at the end of this quarter.

The Sony Xperia S has visited the FCC

The Sony Xperia S has visited the FCC

Thanks to a recent visit to the FCC by the Sony Xperia S, there is now hope that the latter device will be joining the Sony Xperia ion at AT&T. Revealed within those numerous pages in the FCC report is that the Xperia S will come with support for AT&T's 3G bands. Also on the device is support for Bluetooth 2.0, NFC, WiFi b/g/n, GPS and ANT+.

Just because the Sony Xperia S supports AT&T's 3G bands doesn't mean that it will definitely be joining the carrier's Android lineup. But it does mean that AT&T customers can import the model to the States (paying the off-contract, of course). On the other hand, you can always sit back and see if the unit gets picked up by AT&T officially which would give you the opportunity to pay the subsidized price, assuming you have an upgrade to spare.

source: FCC via AndroidandMe

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posted on 28 Jan 2012, 12:47 3

1. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)

Not bad at all. Especially since I like the translucent bar.

posted on 28 Jan 2012, 13:08

2. roscuthiii (Posts: 2233; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Hope to see an Xperia S variant pass through the FCC with more than just those bands supported.

posted on 28 Jan 2012, 13:44

3. deepinsideyourmom (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

2.3.5 no this needs ICS out of the box, no LTE either if it wasn't for the HD screen this phone would be DOA, but I still love Sony's hardware. Alan tell your Mom I said hi.

posted on 28 Jan 2012, 16:51

4. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

They are getting the SONY ION - so, why would AT&T pick up this model....no LTE.

posted on 28 Jan 2012, 20:26

5. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 219; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)

More and more phones for AT&T dam I sure wish I was on that carrier to get all those phones

posted on 29 Jan 2012, 07:23

6. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)

i like Xperia S more than Xperia ion... i like the transparent part and dirt-repelling body. outstanding design.

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