Pocketnow Weekly 046: Tablet Z vs TouchPad Go, and other tech podcast tomfoolery


We had an interesting bit of synchronicity crop up in the offices of Pocketnow -and in the recording studios of our weekly tech podcast- this week: we’re simultaneously in possession of one of the thinnest, newest tablets in the world – and one of the clunkiest, oldest ones. The interesting part about the latter: it never officially existed.

We’ll talk about that, plus rumors of yet another mini-Galaxy that ain’t bashful about skimping on specs, and a Motorola smartphone that’s all-American from design to manufacture. We’ll also cover rumors of a newer, flatter iOS 7 as well as updates to its Microsoft-sourced competitor, and we’ll even get into a brief discussion about NASCAR and its shared history with mobile communications.

All that, plus Taylor Martin digging himself into an ever-deeper hole of Windows Phone-fan disdain, after the break. We’ve broken out the fine china and good silver and put the dust cover on the couch; the Pocketnow Weekly podcast is ready for its first guest. 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 046


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Michael Fisher

Taylor Martin

Adam Doud


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Misc (00:01:38)

Get to know Pocketnow’s Anton D. Nagy

Pocketnow VIP, Ep. 2: Android Central’s Phil Nickinson


webOS (00:04:27)

The HP TouchPad Go: The tablet that never was


Android (00:13:30)

Sony Xperia Tablet Z: first impressions

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini Announced

Moto X coming this summer as Motorola teases US-made phone

Where’s HTC’s big marketing push?

Stock Android devices remind us why skins are important


iOS (00:48:34)

Latest iOS rumors: not just flat, but less colorful


Windows Phone (00:56:28)

Nokia Amber WP8 update shown off via leaked photos



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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!