Pocketnow Weekly 067: iPad Air, Lumia 1520, and corporate trollery galore

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Fun fact: flame wars, petty bickering, and troll hijinks aren’t just confined to the online world; they find a ready home in corporate tactics as well.

That’s a reality we were reminded of this week, as Apple announced its new iPad family on the same day Nokia unveiled not just its first Windows-based tablet, but also the first-ever Windows Phone phablets, at its Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi. Predictably, the Apple news obliterated Nokia’s announcement in the news cycle – but, the Pocketnow Weekly being a platform-agnostic, equal-opportunity podcast, we’re gonna cover both new device families in today’s show. Because that’s just the kind of dudes we are (most of the time).

All that, plus more thoughts on Samsung’s Galaxy Gear and more than a few peeks into the inner workings of Pocketnow, awaits you in the 90 minutes ahead on episode 067 of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. So stick your earpods in your tablet and put your feet up on the table; the Pocketnow team has returned once again to grace you with more mobile tech news, opinion, and weird sojourns into the weeds than you thought possible. 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 067


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Recording Date

10/24/2013

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Taylor Martin

Stephen Schenck

 

Topic List

 

iOS (00:04:39)

Apple announces iPad Air

iPad mini 2 with Retina Display unveiled

Retina iPad mini could see supply constraints

Would you buy a plastic iPad?

 

Windows (00:30:34)

Nokia Lumia 1520 announced

Nokia Lumia 1320 announced for Europe and Asia

Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet announced

Nokia delivers Lumia 1020 to filmmaker after Apple steals his video

 

Android (00:57:56)

Five awesome/awful things about the Galaxy Gear

40 million Galaxy S 4s sold in 6 months

Android 4.3 with Sense 5.5 starts hitting HTC Ones

An HTC Amazon smartphone is a step backwards

 

Listener Mail (01:17:30)

Remington Jackson picks our brain regarding the Pebble; Owen Lyttle ponders the future of Windows RT vs Windows Phone; Jace Crozon asks us about pogo connectors; and Matt Lawrence wants to know our thoughts on using different platforms at the same time.

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!