Pocketnow Weekly 071: Lumia 2520, jumbo-phones, and the new iPad mini

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“Avalanches above, business continues below.”

That’s a lyric from a very weird song, but it also encapsulates the goings-on in the Pocketnow offices this week – with technology news bubbling up from the outside world even as review devices tumble down from above. We’ll talk about those devices as well as the rest of the happenings in the mobile technology world, and we’ll take questions from your listener mail in the ninety minutes of this week’s podcast. (We’ll also take every opportunity to distract you from Michael Fisher’s awful audio quality with promises of G Flex coverage, coming soon!)

So whether you’re here for the news of the week or the budding debate on jumbophones, welcome to episode 071 of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. 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 071


 

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Recording Date

11/22/2013

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Taylor Martin

Adam Doud

 

Podcast Rundown

 

Announcement (00:07:42)

Pocketnow Readers’ Choice 2013

 

Android (00:10:26)

Jury awards Apple another $290M from Samsung

Google shares OTA update details, warns against forcing it

 

iOS (00:19:26)

iPad mini with Retina display review: a thinner, lighter iPad Air

 

Windows (00:28:27)

Lumia 1520 available for purchase at AT&T

Nokia Lumia 1520 unboxing (Video)

Nokia Tablet: a day with the Lumia 2520

Joe Belfiore: Windows Phone app gap will end with 2014

Instagram BETA for Windows Phone walkthrough (Video)

Moto G vs Lumia 520? I’ll take the 520

 

webOS (01:04:57)

Legacy: how webOS lives today in iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

 

Listener Mail (01:12:12)

Alastair Shaw wonders what we think about the Nexus 5 as a communication device; Owen Lyttle asks about the Galaxy S 5; Antti Nurmi speculates as to whether the days of huge phones are numbered; and Carlos Moreaux asks about the Moto G’s effect on the low-end device landscape.

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!