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    Last week, we heard a rumor – please note this was a rumor – that Microsoft was planning on ditching Windows RT and combining it with Windows Phone 9. Awesome right? But this rumor also said that Microsoft was also going to be getting rid of its metro modern whatever-you-call-it interface in favor of something new. Lolwut? Now, it’s true that the Windows Phone hasn’t taken off as well as many would like. Windows Phone is still a distant third in the smartphone race (though we did kick Blackberry’s butt) and gaining ground via baby steps, rather than the leaps and bounds Microsoft ...

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    The Galaxy S III's barely old enough to warrant an After The Buzz episode, but we're already talking about the Galaxy S IV. In any other venue, that would be a sign of jumping the shark; on the Pocketnow Weekly, it's just business as usual. Tune in for our best speculation on what Samsung might include in its next sensational superphone, from unbreakable screens to bone conduction. Then keep on listening for an extended debate about the merits of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 versus iOS, drilling down into their UIs and design philosophy. Finally, after some extended talk about how useful ...

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    When Microsoft's revamped smartphone OS -then called Windows Phone 7 Series- hit the market a little over two years ago, the mobile landscape was quite different than the one we know today. People were still bullish on new platforms; while iOS had long since found its feet, Android wasn't yet the juggernaut we know today. The market was also more diverse, with BlackBerry and Symbian fading but still important players, and webOS still a contender for "next big thing." The frontier was vibrant and alive with possibilities. All of the various players making up that frontier handled the ...

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