Update (July 7, 6:00pm): Job finally done. Thanks for being patient.

There’s an Apple patent that might have us all sharing files with handshakes in the not-too-distant future. Sprint’s new CEO is finally fed up with John Legere and recently said so on Twitter. Android is running on BlackBerry. And there’s a 10,000 mAh (or 10Ah, if you prefer) smartphone out there that, judging from the photos, is not the size of a household refrigerator. All this news demands more than a quick blurb on the front page; it should be immortalized in the halls of podcast history, and that’s what we’re gonna (try to) do today.

All of the above, plus a look at the newest from OPPO, your listener mail, and some almost-unavoidable Google Hangouts issues, await you on Pocketnow Weekly 155! So strap in tight and deploy your helmet visor; this catapult launch is gonna be a rocky one. Watch the video broadcast from 12:00pm Eastern on July 3 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version dropped here. And don’t forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air!

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This week in mobile history: soapboxes and do-overs

Android on a BlackBerry? Whaaaaaaaaaaa?!

Now you can watch YouTube videos on your Android Wear watch

Is the new T-Mobile JUMP on Demand plan a good deal for you?

Sprint CEO is tired of John Leger’s BS

Sprint’s in-home smartphone sales now available in more markets

Leaked Foxconn docs talk new iPhone camera

HTC may introduce high-performance new camera with this fall’s Aero

Oukitel K10000 is a massive 10000 mAh smartphone

LG and HTC promote their flagships with new freebies (Motorola too)

Apple Watch patent may allow you to share files with a handshake

Samsung Galaxy A8 specs leak

OPPO R7 unboxing: the design legacy continues


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E-mailed submissions from Minh Nguyen, Henri Harms zum Spreckel, and Alexander Coates

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