“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 Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus to stay apprised of the latest episodes. And thanks for listening!
Pocketnow Weekly Episode 015
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
Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 (01:08:23)
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!