The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast, Episode 038

Sometimes you just have to schedule a podcast a few hours before a major news event, and as a result you’ve got to scramble to come up with some valid-sounding speculation about just how useful a Facebook Phone could really be. It’s not like we haven’t tossed this notion around before, but doing it on the air, off-the-cuff, imbues our lives with a certain energy, a certain je ne sais quoi, if you will. Or even if you won’t. Whatever; we have a good time riffing. You’ll listen and like it!

Ahem. All that, plus some chat on just how big a copycat LG’s Optimus G Pro is – and how well it does against the entrenched incumbent, Samsung’s Galaxy Note II. HTC gets its time in the sun this episode as well -the result of an offhand remark about a trip to the Microsoft Store that also resulted in the purchase of an HP Envy x2- and we talk robot horses Android Trojans and alternative keyboards for a long, long time.

There’s more we have to tell you, so set your GTalk status to “away” and tell your secretary to hold all your calls: this week’s lengthy episode of the Pocketnow Weekly is ready for your assimilation. 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 038



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Michael Fisher

Joe Levi

Taylor Martin


Topic List


Misc (00:02:05)

Facebook Home Shown in Action on HTC First

Gorilla Glass Killer? Sapphire Could Give Us Scratch-Proof Smartphones


Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 (00:22:39)

Nokia Lumia 950: Possible New Windows Phone Pictured

HTC To Bring A Windows 8 Tablet This Year


Android (00:33:46)

LG Optimus G Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note II

What You Need to Know about Android Trojans

HTC One Spotted with Removable Cover, Micro SD

Can We Break from Years of QWERTY Typing?


iOS (01:23:56)

iOS 7 Running Late
Listener Mail (01:30:49)

Robert Hansen asks about the dilution of Samsung’s Galaxy brand, and whether it’s a sign of insanity or genius.



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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!