The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast, Episode 022

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 the Surface RT is or isn’t several weeks after its release, we debate the merits of Samsung’s new experiment, the Galaxy Camera. Trust us when we say you don’t want to miss this one.

Also, the third of five trivia questions for the Samsung Galaxy Note II giveaway is embedded within this episode of the Weekly, and you don’t want to miss that! Just listen for the “bong-bonggg!” (Please don’t post answers to the trivia question in the comments. We don’t want to have to disqualify people.)

All that, plus listener mail and Jaime Rivera’s unique perspective, after the break. Plug in, kick back, and treat those beautiful ears of yours to episode 022 of the Pocketnow Weekly. 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. And thanks for listening!

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 022




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Michael Fisher

Brandon Miniman

Jaime Rivera


Topic List


Announcements (00:01:27)

Who Wants This Galaxy Note II? (Giveaway)

Pocketnow is Hiring!


Podcast Preshow / Thought Thread (00:04:02)

Wild speculation on what we think the Galaxy S IV will bring to shake up the market


Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 (00:20:21)

Windows Phone vs iOS: The Debate

The future of Windows 8 and Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia 820 Quick Review

What if Windows Phone 7.8 Was Named Windows Phone 8 Instead?

Surface Comes to New Retailers

Thoughts on Surface RT: does it have a reason to exist?


iOS (00:57:29)

iPhone 5 – After The Buzz

iPad 4 – After The Buzz


Android (01:11:43)

Galaxy Camera for Verizon Leaked

HTC VX Makes Its Belated AT&T Debut

Butterfly Launch is One Agonizing Tease


Listener Mail (01:30:26)

The longevity of the Modern UI

The relevance of the physical keyboard


Galaxy Note II Giveaway Trivia Question: Be sure and listen for today’s question in the podcast audio!


Thanks for listening!

Tune in next week for more!


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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!