The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast, Episode 008: Live from IFA in Berlin!


A Romanian and an American at a German trade show featuring Asian devices? Things just got international, ya’ll. Grab some bratwurst and Bitburger and join Michael Fisher and Anton D. Nagy for the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, straight from one of the smallest hotel rooms in Berlin. This is a special-edition podcast, covering all the devices we got hands-on time with at IFA 2012! From gymnasium-level Samsung to mini-booth ASUS, we cover it all … and share some insights on trade shows -and Germany- along the way.

If that kind of international IFA intrigue sounds like something you want to put your ears on -and it should- the various player links are below. Plug in, kick back, and treat your listening holes to episode 008 of the Pocketnow Weekly. If you want to follow along with the action, see all our hands-on device coverage and IFA-related editorial content here. Send feedback, questions, and requests to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Google Plus to stay apprised of the latest episodes. And thanks for listening!

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 008 – IFA Edition


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Recording Date

03 September 2012


Michael Fisher

Anton D. Nagy

Topic List


Intro and Greetings From Berlin! (00:00:00)


Windows 8 (00:14:30)

Samsung Ativ S Announced

PureView leaks – Nokia 920 and 820

Samsung Ativ SmartPC and Ativ SmartPC Pro

Sony Vaio Duo 11 Leak

Acer W510, Acer Iconia W700

HP Envy x2


Android Smartphones (00:40:10)

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Sony Xperia line (T, V, J)

HTC Desire X

LG Optimus G



Android Tablets (00:50:00)

Huawei MediaPad 10 and 7

Sony Xperia Tablet S

Toshiba AT270

Galaxy Camera


Final Thoughts


Thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more!

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About The Author
Michael Fisher
Michael Fisher has followed the world of mobile technology for over ten years as hobbyist, retailer, and reviewer. A lengthy stint as a Sprint Nextel employee and a long-time devotion to webOS have cemented his love for the underdog platforms of the world. In addition to serving as Pocketnow's Reviews Editor, Michael is a stage, screen, and voice actor, as well as co-founder of a profitable YouTube-based business. He lives in Boston, MA. Read more about Michael Fisher!