Pocketnow Weekly 096: phone lasers, remixes, and the false promise of “Prime”
What exactly qualifies as a “remix?” How deluded do you have to be to believe in all these “Prime” rumors? Why are we so transfixed by the notion of lasers on smartphones, and so easily taken in by a smartphone commercial, if it’s shot like a trailer for Inception?
We tackle these questions, and the biggest announcement section in the history of the podcast, in episode 096 of the Pocketnow Weekly. No, that’s not bragging – it’s just an unavoidable symptom of a month packed with unboxings, hands-ons, product launches, and reviews (both forthcoming and already-published). But even in the midst of all this news, we also make time for listener mail. Because that’s how much we care.
Enough nonsense. Everyone knows this text is just here to clear the ad block on the left anyway. Go listen, and then have a weekend you can be proud of come Monday. Send feedback, questions, and requests to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, 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. And thanks for listening!
Pocketnow Weekly episode 096
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(Update: Microsoft has since invited us to this launch event, so disregard our grumbling here)
Listener Mail (01:20:44)
Greg Vogt asks what effect the BlackBerry Z3 might have on the low-end market; ppomares wonders why Samsung doesn’t offer customizable backplates for the Galaxy S5; Frank in NYC wonders whether we’ll ever see a high-end Motorola smartphone again; and both Justin Eades and Ganesh from India have “Inside Baseball” questions on the behind-the-scenes action at Pocketnow.
The Pocketnow Weekly’s transition music (the track used between its News and Feature segments on some episodes) is a track called “Radiation” from the talented Ali Spagnola.
You may recognize the tune as one of the preloaded ringtones from your Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, or Nexus 4 – but it’s a real song, from a real album. You can download that album, along with many others, at Ali’s website here, or visit her YouTube page here!
Thanks for listening!
Tune in again next week!