The FCC boys were clutching at their multimeters in horror when they saw how much work they'd have to do when Sony's new Xperia S rolled into the bunker. Still, their loss is connectivity's gain, as the Ericsson-branded phone is packing: GSM 850/900/1800/1900, GPRS/EGPRS, UMTS I, II, V, VIII, HSPA, RFID, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, 802.11 WiFi b/g/n and GPS. The company also found room to squeeze in ANT+, the fitness tracker sensor, that might promise some healthy accessories on the horizon.
In related news, thanks to a post on the company's Facebook wall we know that the unit will be clad in an "anti-stain shell," -- hinting at a similar nano-coating to what we've seen on the Droid Razr. We've also heard rumors of a fast-charging mode that'll provide an hour's usage with just ten minutes of cable-time. Either way, it won't be long until we find out what's true, since the unit's sashayed past the FCC then it's most certainly on for that promised Q1 launch.