The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast, Episode 014


“Once we get a slow news week, we’re gonna talk about this in-depth.” That’s been the go-to fallback phrase for the Pocketnow Weekly for the past few weeks, and as the holiday shopping season approaches, we doubt that’s going to change anytime soon. On this installment of the densest podcast in mobile tech, we talk about the LG Optimus G and the Nexus 4, HTC’s new Butterfly J, Apple’s forthcoming iPad Mini, and the Microsoft Surface pre-orders and pricing. Plus, Brandon Miniman continues last week’s riffing regarding pen-based input methods, and special guest Joe Levi the Android Guy, live-tweeter extraordinaire, wreaks his verbose vengeance on the hosts for failing to include him on last week’s stylus discussion. We were a little pressed for time this morning, so unfortunately listener mail had to be pushed back to next week; our apologies!

The various player links are below, so help yourself! Plug in, kick back, and treat your listening holes to episode 014 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 014



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Michael Fisher

Brandon Miniman

Joe Levi


Topic List


Editor-in-Chief’s Corner: Riffing on Writing, Mobile Edition (00:01:10)


Special Announcement (00:11:38)

Nexus 7 Giveaway Week 2


Joe Levi Talks Handwriting Recognition (00:12:32)


Android (00:23:37)

LG Optimus G Unboxing

LG Nexus 4 Hands-On

HTC Announces Butterfly J

If We’re Really Getting a Bunch of Nexus Phones, Where Are The Rest?

Motorola Likes Stock Android, Blames Carriers

One Billion Androids; What Does It Mean?


iOS (00:53:15)

iPad Mini Launch Event Invites Start Arriving

iPad Mini Battery, Display Pictured


Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 (00:59:00)

Microsoft Surface Price Leak

Microsoft Gets Specific with Surface Pro and Surface RT Details

Surface Pre Orders Are Open



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!