Pocketnow Weekly 060: IFA 2013, Live from Berlin!


We’ve been bringing you our best quality mobile-tech podcast once a week for over a year now, and we’re not about to break that streak on one of the biggest tech weeks of the year. Sure, we might’ve missed our usual Wednesday/Thursday time slot, and we might’ve even technically missed the weekend dividing line, depending on what time zone you’re in – but you know what? We’ve just capped off four days of intense video coverage with a midnight podcast from one of the most echo-filled hotel rooms in all of Berlin, and we’re uploading it through the technological equivalent of a 1999-era AOL dialup line. So you’re just gonna have to cut us some slack on this one, folks.

Fortunately, your sacrifice will not go unrewarded. The 60th episode of our mobile technology podcast covers all the new hotness that dropped at this year’s IFA trade show here in Germany, from the stitched-leather Galaxy Note line and its strange wristborne companion, to the artist formerly known as Honami, to the new tablets out of Toshiba, Sony, and LG. We even get into a bit of talk surrounding Acer’s new Liquid S2 beast and a Pebble competitor out of Switzerland, before delving into the popular topic of how it feels to cover a major tech show – and how difficult that becomes when you don’t have a reliable web connection.

Sound like something you could put your ears on? Good – because like a bratwust drowned in semf and served on some fine kasebrot, episode 060 of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast is (finally) ready for your ingestion. Send feedback, questions, and requests to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, Instagram, and Google Plus to stay apprised of the latest episodes. Tell your friends about the show so we don’t have to do a telethon to stay on the air. Join our forums to offer topic suggestions and more. And thanks for listening!


Pocketnow Weekly Episode 060

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Michael Fisher

Anton D. Nagy


Topic List

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (00:06:11)

Samsung Galaxy Gear (00:23:00)

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) (00:31:36)

Sony Xperia Z1 (00:36:21)

Sony Smart Shot Camera Lens Accessories (00:43:01)

Sony Vaio Tap 11 (00:49:49)

Toshiba Encore (00:54:10)

LG G Pad 8.3 (00:58:30)

HTC Blue & Red One (01:05:20)

Nokia Lumia 625 (01:08:08)

Acer Liquid S2 (01:10:57)

Archos Tablet Lineup (01:14:02)

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!