Pocketnow Weekly: MWC 2014 preview, #ANHO, and Binging Jack Ryan’s Icon

MWC 2014 is already upon us, with Anton D. Nagy and Jaime Rivera hitting the ground in Barcelona just as this podcast goes under the mic, and we’re here to bring you mobile mavens all the pre-show rumor and speculation that you’ve come to expect. But there’s also plenty of news of the non-Mobile World Congress variety, from the endless leaks focusing on the “All-New HTC One” to speculation surrounding the Galaxy S 5 launch date – and we’ll be spending plenty of time on that, too.

Plus, Taylor Martin has finally spent enough time with his suitcase-coddled Lumia Icon to develop some impressions of Nokia’s latest Windows Phone, just in time to help him recover from what was apparently a strenuous encounter with the Boost MAX. And Joe Levi makes a triumphant return to the podcast this week with some deep thoughts on 2K, Huawei, and just what it means to be “mini.”

We’ve got everything from fake Siri to Jack Ryan on this #ANHO-heavy episode 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 ways). Send feedback, questions, and requests to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, Instagram, 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!

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Announcements (00:02:24)

Bookmark this link for all of Pocketnow’s MWC 2014 coverage from Barcelona!

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Android (00:05:22)


Samsung Galaxy S 5

Galaxy S 5 sales could begin pretty darn soon

Galaxy S 5 rumor update: delays for quad HD version, unusual shutter button


All New HTC One

Newest All New HTC One leaks show phone in gray and silver, while phablet rumored

HTC schedules March event for M8 announcement

The All New HTC One shows up in gold

M8 returns in another leaked pic

Rumored HTC M8 launch name is … just … ugh

HTC reveals “Advantage,” will fix your broken phone screen for free

LG G2 Mini goes official with one big, low-res screen

ZTE shares news of MWC 2014 lineup

Huawei throws shade at Samsung and Apple in MWC teaser vid


Windows (01:16:19)

MWC 2014 could be a Windows Phone no-show

Windows Phone 8.1 Action Center video shows how notifications will work

Nokia finally introduces Treasure Tags


Wearables (01:29:20)

HTC may bring a smartwatch to MWC – but will we get to see it?

New Galaxy Gear deals push smart watch below the $200 mark


Listener Mail (01:35:49)

Ratchanon shares his thoughts on the new version of HTC BlinkFeed; Gary Holly wonders if the Xperia Z1 Compact will have an effect on the “mini” smartphone problem; Andrew Barber wants to know what’s in store for Tizen; and Christopher Drummer asks if he should buy a new Windows Phone now, or wait for brighter offerings in the near future.

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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!