The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast, Episode 028

Life frequently defies our expectations. For example, if it’s your first full season covering mobile-technology trade shows, sometimes you find your expectations for a nice, quiet lull between CES and MWC completely upset -toppled, really- by reality. For this editor, that reality came fast and fierce, delivering an unbelievable bounty of rumor and speculation at his doorstep on the morning of this week’s Pocketnow Weekly podcast.

The bright side: you get to hear all the latest news and gossip surrounding Galaxy S IV and Note 8.0 speculation; HTC’s Droid DNA upgrade with a very James Bond-ian code name, the M7; possible Windows Phones with “real” PureView optics built in; and Brandon Miniman giving us still more reasons to like LG.

All that, plus a special announcement involving our newest series, Pocketnow Live, after the break! Plus, Tony and I sing a little. A very little. So open a channel, open a refreshing beverage, and open your mind: episode 028 of the Pocketnow Weekly is here. 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 028


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Michael Fisher

Anton D. Nagy

Brandon Miniman


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Announcements (00:02:00)

No, we’re not launching a video podcast … but we are doing something for all ya’ll who want to see our faces. Tony gives us a quick sneak preview of Pocketnow’s new series.


Podcast Preshow / Thought Thread (00:05:24)

Brandon talks about his new daily driver, the Optimus G, and how it captured his heart.

Android (00:09:40)

LG Steals Second Place from Apple in US Smartphone Market in December

LG Optimus G Pro Confirmed in Japan

Could This Be A Picture of the Galaxy S IV?

More Galaxy S IV Rumors and Speculation

Is This the Upcoming Galaxy Note 8.0?

Latest M7 Imagery May Reveal Actual Hardware

New HTC Sense 5.0 Screenshots Arrive

Sony Leak Foretells Six-Inch Plus Phone


Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 (00:39:30)

“Real” Nokia PureView Rumored

Microsoft Releases Windows Phone 7.8 SDK

Microsoft Sets Surface Pro Release Date

Sprint Windows Phone Mystery Comes to FCC

ASUS Considering Windows Phones, Windows-Powered Padfone?


iOS (00:57:27)

Latest iPhone Rumors are Many, Confusing

iOS Continues to Dominate US Market


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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!