Pocketnow Weekly 085: MWC 2014 wrap-up from Team Barcelona

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Anton D. Nagy chasing a taxi on foot. Jaime Rivera almost burning down a building with a power strip. A Honduran drinking palinca and a Romanian doing a Mexican accent. The tales from our leather-clad Barcelona duo are intense – but their intensity is matched by the hot mobile news that burst forth from this week’s Mobile World Congress, the most epic in recent memory.

To wit, that news includes an MWC 2014 Samsung Unpacked event that gave the world the latest Galaxy; a Sony unveiling of similar proportions that built on the Xperia legacy; a press conference that saw the world’s first Nokia Android phone come to light; and the world’s next YotaPhone, which can’t come soon enough. And that’s just the beginning.

You could just stay here reading about it, but you’ve been staring at a screen all week. So shut them peepers, don some earbuds, turn the volume up and rip the knob off: we’re here to talk mobile tech, Barcelona style, and it’s gonna get weird (in a uniquely Spanish kind of way). Send feedback, questions, and requests to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com. Follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagramGoogle 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 085

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Recording Date

02/28/2014

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Anton D. Nagy

Jaime Rivera

Taylor Martin

 

Podcast Rundown

 

Announcements (00:02:31)

Pocketnow Daily on hold this week; see the Pocketnow Roundup

@evleaks on next week’s show

Nokia Lumia Icon review: the best Windows Phone yet

 

Samsung (00:06:12)

Galaxy S 5 hands-on (Video)

The Galaxy S 5 doesn’t suck as much as your nerd friends say it does

The Galaxy S 5: more of the same

Samsung beat HTC to the punch: why it doesn’t matter

Samsung Gear Fit hands-on (Video)

Samsung Gear 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Gear (Video)

Samsung Gear 2 Neo hands-on (Video)

 

Sony (00:50:54)

Sony Xperia Z2 hands-on (Video)

Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 hands-on (Video)

 

Nokia/Microsoft (00:59:02)

Nokia X series hands-on (Video)

The Nokia X isn’t a “real” Android phone – here’s why

Microsoft announces new Windows Phone hardware partners

 

Misc (01:16:17)

HTC’s new Desires finally live up to the name

YotaPhone 2 is awesome, but it won’t be forever

Lenovo at MWC 2014: overview (Video)

 

Wrap-Up (00:00:00)

Thoughts from the Barcelona team on MWC 2014

 

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!