The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast, Episode 012


When you’re coming down off a few weeks of huge news, there’s a lot to sift through. On this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, that’s exactly what we’re doing. Join Michael Fisher, Brandon Miniman, and -a first for the podcast- Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck for in-depth discussion on Apple’s continuing iPhone 5 and iOS6 successes and failures, the latest in the annoyingly-named “mapplegate,” HTC’s new One X+ and One VX, speculation on the next Nexus, Nokia’s terrifying new commercial aimed at the iPhone, and even a touch of webOS news. We changed up the order a bit this week, everyone, so be sure and listen to the whole podcast to be sure you don’t miss a thing!

The various player links are below, so help yourself! Plug in, kick back, and treat your listening holes to episode 012 of the Pocketnow Weekly. 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 012



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Michael Fisher

Brandon Miniman

Stephen Schenck


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Editor-in-Chief’s Corner (00:03:03)

The iPhone 5’s build quality issues and Mapplegate: A canary in the coal mine for a Jobs-less Apple?


New iPad Mini Pics Show Hardware in Black, Manufacturing Delays Rumored

Apple CEO Apologizes for Poor iOS Maps, Offers Competing Alternative Solutions

Total Cost of Ownership for an iPhone 5 is $1800


In The News (00:22:46)

T-Mobile Announces MetroPCS Merger

Will LTE Crumble Too?

That iPhone WiFi/Cellular Problem Could Be Way Bigger …


Android (00:34:16)

HTC Announces One X+

AT&T Confirms HTC One X+, Alongside HTC One VX

Galaxy Note II Shipping With Incomplete Software, Missing Features? 

Motorola Backtracks on ICS Update

Will Multiple Nexus Phones Ruin The Nexus Brand?

Next Nexus Phone To Launch in 30 Days (Rumor)


Windows Phone (00:57:10)

Nokia’s New Lumia 920 Ads

Nokia Denying Carrier Badging on 820, 920?

HTC Windows Phone 8X Front-Facing Sample Photo Amazes

ZTE Orbit Lands on US Cellular as ZTE Render


Misc (01:14:00)

Open webOS: What It Means


Reader Mail (01:23:28)

This episode’s listener mail: a question about which is the best smartphone browser, via Ehtesham Shahzad of Pakistan; requests for speculation regarding Motorola’s Nexus plans and upgrade road map, courtesy of Ryan Field from California, USA; and a penny for our thoughts on the Jelly Bean update for the A500 from Brendan Clark. Thanks for all the mail this week!


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!