The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast, Episode 027


January: the post-holiday comedown mixes with the post-CES recovery and pre-MWC quiet to form a lull of epic proportions. Fortunately though, leaks and rumors never stop, and we’ve got a few of them to bat around on this episode of the Weekly.

Today, Joe Levi and Anton D. Nagy each return to the podcast to talk rumored Sony Xperia tablets, LG Windows Phones, and the will-it-never-die speculation surrounding a cheap iPhone. Also making the cut: the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, the Huawei Ascend W2, and some far-out pseudo-news regarding LG’s supposed “Nexus 5” and “Nexus 7.7.”

All that, plus Joe and Tony robo-voice and talk of pitching machines with an appetite for smartphones, after the break. Sorry we didn’t get to listener mail this time around, but we’ve got plenty in the buffer for future episodes! So open a channel, open a refreshing beverage, and open your mind: episode 027 of the Pocketnow Weekly is 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. Thanks for listening!

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 027


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Michael Fisher

Anton D. Nagy

Joe Levi


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Podcast Preshow / Thought Thread (00:03:09)

Last year in the Android world, HTC beat Samsung to market with an Android flagship, but the One X was promptly steamrolled by the Galaxy S III. Do we think the same thing will happen in 2013 with the M7/SGSIV?


Android (00:08:23)

First HTC M7 Render Leaks

LG-Made Nexus 5, Nexus 7.7 Rumored for I/O

Sony Xperia Z Tablet Hardware Details Leak

Sony Bringing Six Weeks of Free Games to Sony, HTC Android Users

Samsung Bringing Jelly Bean to Galaxy S II – At Least in Singapore


Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 (00:44:37)

Rumors Outline LG’s Windows Phone Plans

Nokia Sold 4.4 Million Lumias Last Quarter

Huawei W2 Could Launch at MWC

Surface had Only One Million Sales Last Year?


iOS (01:05:02)

Apple VP of Retail Resigns

Reports Claim Demand for Apple Products Still High

Rumors Clash Over Cheap iPhone Design



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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!