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How much does it REALLY cost to build an iPhone? Can any software truly be intuitive? Why is Comcast getting into the carrier game? We say hello to Google’s Allo messenger, and we have a BUNCH of smartphone announcements to chat about from Huawei, LeEco, and Blackberry! These stories plus your questions, so make sure you’re charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

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September 22, 2016


Juan Bagnell


Enobong Etteh (Booredatwork)


Jules Wang


Can software REALLY be “intuitive”?




12:55 | Google’s Primetime Pixel TV ad!

22:41 | Hardware Hoedown: HTC BoltLeEco Le Pro 3Blackberry DTEK60Huawei Mate 9

32:47 | Google Allo is now available!

42:45 | Will Comcast and Verizon join forces for a new MVNO?

48:17 | Could HTC deliver a truly button-less phone?

53:12 | Tweeters rejoice! Media links no longer count against your 140 character limit!


No, the iPhone doesn’t cost $224.80 to make…


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