The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast, Episode 015


“Welcome to Q3!”

That’s the greeting Anton D. Nagy had for Michael Fisher when the latter talked about the sheer volume of news to cover on this week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly. And indeed, the ramp up to the holiday season in this, the third quarter of 2012, has been packed. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, and a host of other manufacturers have all contributed to this month’s veritable fountain of product releases and announcements, and Multimedia Editor Jaime Rivera joins us this week to talk about (almost) all of it. In this episode: Apple’s iPad Mini and iPad 4, Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet, Samsung’s Galaxy Note II and the rumors swirling around the Nexus 10, in addition to a rousing discussion about the nature of fanboys and the state of the enthusiast community. Plus, because we couldn’t skip it two weeks in a row, some awesome listener mail.

Please note that the “Clean” tag has been removed for this episode; it doesn’t warrant an “explicit” warning, but things get slightly more risqué than usual. You’ve been warned, fragile listeners!

It’s the longest podcast we’ve ever recorded, but we promise, it’s worth it. Plug in, kick back, and treat your listening holes to episode 015 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 015




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Michael Fisher

Anton D. Nagy

Jaime Rivera


Topic List


Pocketnow Preshow (00:06:16)

Commenters and fanboyism: the state of the dialog in mobile tech media


Special Announcements (00:22:43)

A special request to readers & listeners

Nexus 7 Giveaway Week 3


iOS (00:25:30)

Apple Announces iPad Mini

Apple Unveils Fourth-Generation iPad with A6X Chip

Pre-Orders Go Live For New iPad & iPad Mini 


Android (00:48:44)

Samsung Galaxy Note II (US) Hands On

Galaxy Note II Gets Verizon-Branded Home Button

Nexus 10 Quick-Start Manual Leaks

Will We See Android 4.2 Next Week?


Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 (01:08:23)

Hands-On With The Surface RT

With So Much Surface Interest, Who’s Buying The Other Windows 8 Tablets?

Microsoft Exec Blames Smartphone Missteps on Desktop Security Focus

Jessica Alba Spotted with Nokia Lumia 920


Listener Mail (1:29:23)

Mark on carrier pricing around the world

Kenneth Meadows II on changing his phone’s color

Myke Batez on working in the mobile tech industry

Jon Abrams on which ecosystem has the most promise 



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!