The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast, Episode 039


Stuff comes up, folks. Sometimes you’ve got a pressing appointment in Romania, or a meeting scheduled in Media, PA. Sometimes you’re at the day job, other times you’re off the grid somewhere in the country. Other times you’re buying a car. These things happen.

Fortunately for us, these things don’t usually happen all at once, which means the Pocketnow Weekly podcast usually features more than two people on the air. But today, listeners, Lady Luck was not with us. Today, Sam the Scheduler was out sick, because every member of the Pocketnow team was otherwise engaged when it came time to talk tech.

Everyone, that is, except Multimedia Manager Jaime Rivera, and your venerable host. Not wanting to leave you hanging midweek without your scheduled dose of gadget geekery, we teamed up to discuss the Facebook Phone, our recent reviews of the Galaxy Note 8.0 and HTC One, Lumia 928 and iPad 5 rumors, and a piece of listener mail that involves the word “sexy.” All that and so much more await you, so don your ballcap and stick some Big League Chew in your cheek: this week’s two-man ballgame of the Pocketnow Weekly is about to run the bases. 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 039



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Michael Fisher

Jaime Rivera


Topic List


Misc (00:02:15)

HTC One (Sprint) Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review

HP Envy x2 discussion


Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 (00:19:50)

Nokia Lumia 928 Leaked

Nokia Catwalk Specs Leaked


Android (00:30:25)

HTC First, Facebook Phone Announced

Record Number of Apps Culled from Play Store

The Tablet Bubble May Have Burst

A Curved Screen for the Next iPhone?


iOS (00:50:07)

Purported Next-Gen iPad Bezel Pops Up

Patent Reveals that iOS Maps Will Get Street View

Listener Mail (01:01:24)

Carlos Moreaux asks about Pocketnow’s history with SassiBob, Kenneth Meadows II poses an interesting question about cloud-based iPad storage, and our old friend Dushyant suggests that stainless steel might be a great material for smartphones.


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!