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APPROVAL: Compal's Smartphone 2002 got the final FCC approval
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 14.01.03 - 17:01:00 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 9200x
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I'm not sure if I missed this news before but I just found it on the FCC's web site. In December last year, Compal's Smartphone 2002 got the final approval by the US American FFC.

According to the documentation, the "QQX-AR11" is a GSM 1900 MHz device (no words given if it is single, dual or even triple band anyhow) and was already presented by Microsoft as the Texas Instruments OMAP reference design device:

For sure, the FCC can not talk about commercial agreements and therefore I don't know which operator might license this Smartphone 2002.

However, I've seen this device before in reality and I truly like it, even if I'm not such a big fan of external antennas. But anyhow, the whole size of the phone is pretty nice and also the keypad seemed to work better then the HTC Canary.

Below you can see two pictures I made on last year's Möbius event in Germany. At that time the Compal device (left the Sendo Z100, right the Compal) was still an engineering sample.

Cool, a lot of Smartphones working with GSM 1900 got the FFC approval during the past weeks. Hope I will see the Compal device outside the USA too!

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by Nick C. on 14.01.03 - 00:00:00

Cool! Even better than the Sendo but better than the SPV? Any chances for you to compare it side by side with the SPV?
I think your xda cable trick will not work with it and therefore I would prefer the SPV.

Posted by Arne Hess on 16.01.03 - 00:00:00

@Nick C.: I don't think that there is a chance for a side by side review. Don't have any of this devices here anymore... :-(
However, even if I like the idea of using xda accessories I prefer to have a great cell phone too! So I can not say today which one would be better...

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