Pocketnow Weekly 082: HTC M8, LG G3 rumors, and early termination on principle

Sometimes it’s not the promise of saving money, nor the allure of a shiny device that drives you from the warm arms of your current wireless carrier – sometimes it’s just a matter of standing up for what you believe in. That’s the case with today’s podcast guest, friend of the show and longtime Verizon Wireless customer Chris Larson, who’s leaving Big Red for the much smaller T-Mobile USA due to Verizon’s stance on net neutrality. On this episode of the Weekly, we’ll talk to Chris and find out just what he’s prepared to sacrifice, and why.

Before that, though, there’s an avalanche of news – and it ranges from hilarious HTC M8 mockups to off-the-wall LG G3 speculation to promises of a “low key” reveal for the Samsung Galaxy S5 – not to mention some interesting developments over at Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters and Apple’s Arizona sapphire factory.

All that, plus firsthand testimony of just how well Sony’s Xperia Z1S holds up to flooding, awaits you on episode 082 of the Pocketnow Weekly! So turn the volume up and rip the knob off: we’re here to talk mobile tech, and it’s gonna get weird (in all the right kinds of ways). Send feedback, questions, and requests to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com. Follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and Google Plus to stay apprised of the latest episodes. Tell your friends about the show so we don’t have to do a telethon to stay on the air. Join our forums to offer topic suggestions and more. And thanks for listening!

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 082



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Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Taylor Martin

Christopher Larson (guest)




Announcements (00:02:15)

Nexus 5 giveaway

We’re officially Stitcher award winners! Thank you!



Android (00:10:40)

Insider calls forthcoming Samsung MWC event “low-key”

Motorola schedules MWC event

HTC exec casts doubt on M8 pic as new photos fuel new controversy

HTC M8 might bring high-res front-facing cameras mainstream

HTC’s return to tablets could arrive with a bang; new Nexus deal rumored

LG G3 rumors for a late spring launch find new support

Xperia Z1S: the best underwater smartphone camera?

Boost MAX unboxing


Windows (00:50:19)

Microsoft’s new CEO is Satya Nadella


iOS (00:54:36)

Say what? Woz thinks Apple should build an Android phone

Apple just secured enough sapphire to build 100M-200M iPhone displays


Wearables (01:00:48)

Sleep expert reportedly hired for Apple’s iWatch project



Early Termination



Christopher Larson is leaving America’s largest network for the nation’s smallest. He’ll be saving money in the long term, but that’s not why he’s doing it. Rather, he’s moving because he doesn’t want his dollars going to a company that doesn’t support net neutrality. We ask him what the move has been like, what he hopes to accomplish, and whether network size really matters anymore in the modern world.

Thanks for listening!

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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!