Pocketnow Weekly 057: Hellacious Trio of Champions

If you thought the Palm commercials of 2009 were as weird as mobile tech advertising would ever get, HTC and Robert Downey Jr. have something to show you. That’s the conversation that kicks off this week’s edition of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, and it’s followed by some heartening news about this year’s IFA in Berlin. If the rumors hold true, we should be in for some powerfully geeky, if unconventional, tech in Germany this year – and even if they don’t, we’ve got plenty to talk about in the way of chipsets, Nexii, smartwatches, and phablets.

If none of those terms make sense to you, you’re in the wrong place. But if you’re already salivating at the thought of snap-on camera modules and X8 mobile computing systems, your week is about to get a whole lot more awesome. So firmly secure your pocket-protector and perch your horn-rims on your nose: Joe, Anton, and Michael are here to propel your week even higher into the geekosphere with the latest Pocketnow Weekly mobile-technology podcast. Send feedback, questions, and requests to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Google Plus to stay apprised of the latest episodes. Thanks for listening!


Pocketnow Weekly Episode 057


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Michael Fisher

Anton D. Nagy

Joe Levi


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Android (00:01:25)

RDJ kicks off new HTC campaign

LG Nexus 5 rumored as watered-down G2

Galaxy Note III specs rumored

Galaxy Gear smartwatch launch at Samsung IFA event “confirmed”

Early HTC One Max press render leaked

Is the new Moto X8 chip the future of Android?

Sony add-on camera modules leaked


Windows Phone (00:51:29)

PureView vs PureView: Nokia’s 1020 vs Nokia’s 808

Windows Phone official YouTube app is back

Nokia Lumia 825 tipped as quad-core budget phablet

Will we ever see another HTC Windows Phone?


iOS (01:18:09)

iPhone 5S components keep hinting at fingerprint scanner – new home button evidence

iPhone 5C yellow rear shell stars in video comparison

Gallery of green iPhone 5C covers leaks


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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!