The FCC is an important part of the tech world. While it might be invisible to consumers, any device, be it a tablet, smartphone, or portable gaming machine that carries a wireless chip must pass through the doors of the FCC. The latest device to do so is the Sony Xperia Z, the flagship Android smartphone from Sony that was unveiled at CES 2013. While the job of the FCC is to tear apart tech and reveal their internals for documenting, this can also inadvertently reveal carrier praetorships due to the specific wireless chipsets that are be used for compatibility with networks. In the case of the Xperia Z, the documentation alone outlines the carrier support for the Xperia Z which has T-Mobile listed. While not the fanfare we would have liked to see, this also isn’t the official announcement from Sony or T-Mobile. Expect to hear something for concrete in the coming days. But there you have it folks, the Sony Xperia Z gets its first major US carrier which indicates an AT&T version might not be far behind since the two networks share many common networking and spectrum traits. If gutted tech is your thing, after the jump you can find the entire gallery from the Sony Xperia Z FCC teardown.
Do you think Sony will also announce a partnership with AT&T, Verizon, and/or Sprint for the Xperia Z?