Most new-device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review.
Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity.
For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sprint’s official dates and price tag for the HTC 8XT, which promises to bring a good Windows Phone offering to the carrier. The Galaxy Note III is next as rumors have Samsung working on as many as 8 variants of the phone to satisfy carriers. Google is next as the company has fixed the security exploit found on Android, but still, the patch was only sent to partners and not end-users. New images of the iPhone 5S and budget iPhone surface and show us all the color options that will be available. We end today’s show talking [...]
As much as BlackBerry can boast to you that their new operating system can run Android apps, that’s not necessarily a good thing. One of our biggest disappointments after our review of the BlackBerry Z10 is that these apps are all locked to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and that means that you’re stuck running anything that was optimized for an operating system that was launched three years ago. Luckily the company has just announced that this is about to get a major change with BlackBerry 10.2.
Within the changes that are planned for their new upgrade, Android 4.2.2 [...]
HP hasn’t really shined lately in any department, but that hasn’t stopped the company from selling tons of new Envy X2s. It’s been a very popular design so far, bringing probably one of the best form-factors to those in need of a Windows 8 computer. Now in an interesting twist, the company has just announced their new HP SlateBook X2 to follow on the design language of the Envy X2, with the difference that this SlateBook runs Android.
This new HP SlateBook X2 is a 10-inch tablet with the much-expected Tegra 4 chip. It does become part of the Slate 7 line-up, [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the iOS 6.1.1 update and what it means for the Jailbreak community. Then we move to competing grounds and talk about Android 4.2.2, which just got released. The Galaxy S IV continues, though the rumors of a Galaxy S IV mini have us more skeptical than pleased. Then we talk about Nokia’s recent leak of a probable tablet coming soon. We end today’s show with a minor load of confusion, as now we can’t figure out what the final design of the HTC M7 will be.
All this and more after the [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Android 4.2.2 and a possible release date before Key Lime Pie comes to town. Then we talk about HTC as new rumors have the company bringing more than just another cool name for the future camera technology on the M7. The iPad is next as we found a “Radio Buy Button” we’re trying to make some sense out of. Then we talk about the rumors of Apple working on an iPhablet, and yes, we dismissed it just as quick as we began. We end today’s show talking about Amazon Coins and why it doesn’t make [...]