Only seven billion remain following the Great Mayan Apocalypse of 2012, and three of them have joined forces in this new dystopian future-world to talk technology.

Closing out 2012 is a tough endeavor, but thankfully the pre-holiday news explosion quickly gave way to a post-holiday news respite, and the resulting abbreviated topic list gives us a little breathing room at the tail end of this year. In this episode, we talk about the future of Windows RT tablets, the rumored Apple iOS-running smart watch, Motorola’s mysterious “X” project, first impressions from a week with the Galaxy Camera, and of course our impressions of 2012 and our projections for 2013.

All that, plus listener mail, jokes about parallel ports, and a quick slice of pre-show bloopers, after the break. Plug in, kick back, and treat those beautiful ears of yours to episode 024 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. Thanks for listening, and happy 2013!

Update: For those of you who downloaded the file that cuts off a little after 01:25:07, the fixed sound file has been uploaded. You may now enjoy the end of the podcast, complete with pre-show blooper bits. Sorry for the inconvenience. (Thanks, Stefan!)

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 024



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Michael Fisher

Brandon Miniman

Anton D Nagy


Topic List


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

What company or product shaped your perspective the most in 2012?

2012 wrap-up thoughts from the team


Misc (00:15:29)

Brandon Miniman on the archaic state of television in 2012

More Tablets Activated on Christmas Day Than Smartphones


Android (00:31:53)

Samsung Galaxy Camera Software Tour

AT&T Enhanced PTT: Guided Tour

Motorola “X” Phone Rumored as 2013 Android Heavyweight


Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 (00:46:48)

Windows RT Squeezes Its Way Onto HD2

New Details Emerge On Rumored Nokia Windows RT Tablet

HTC Planning Not One, but Two Windows RT Tablets For Next Year?


iOS (01:00:00)

Apple Rumored To Be Developing 1.5-Inch Smart Watch with Intel

Got A New iPad Mini for Christmas? Colorize It!


Listener Mail (01:19:36)

Steve Rodrigue asks about the prospects for non-iOS dock/accessory standardization in the future.


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