Pocketnow Weekly 053: HTCs are getting smaller, and Lumias are getting laaaaaarger

Never let it be said that Multimedia Manager Jaime Rivera isn’t a trouper. In the hot Honduras heat, with no power and no A/C (and, incidentally, no shirt), he still manages to show up on-time to the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. That right there is some broadcast heroism, folks. No matter what Taylor Martin’s new-office excuses are.

But that’s not what we’re here to talk about. No, we’re about a week overdue for an audio-only examination of Nokia’s newest flagship, the Lumia 1020: we’ll cover it’s high, low, and so-so points, and debate just how much action a phone has to bring to be worth the Lumia 1020 price: $300 on contact. We’ll also venture over to the smaller side of the spectrum with HTC’s new One Mini, examining the age-old question of just how much compromise a company can get away with when it claims to have made “no compromise” in designing a product.

All that, plus a sweet joke from the cult comedy flick Airplane!, after the break. So ice down your Americano and grab your folding fan: today’s Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is about to bring some heat into your listening space. 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 053


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Michael Fisher

Jaime Rivera

Taylor Martin



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Announcement (00:03:27)

We got us a forum!


Windows Phone (00:09:04)

Nokia announces Lumia 1020

Nokia nailed it – your move Microsoft

Lumia 1020 pricing is either genius or self-delusion

Lumia 1020 won’t save Nokia or Windows Phone

Lumia 625 may be largest Lumia to date

Halo: Spartan Assault launch details outlined


Android (00:52:50)

HTC announces One Mini

LG announces G2

Nexus 7 sequel leaked?

CAT B15 vs every waterproof phone we have

Google event scheduled for next week

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 vs Galaxy Note 8.0

Galaxy Folder tipped as folding Android phone


Taylor’s mystery concept phone.


Misc (01:15:58)

Are T-Mobile’s JUMP and AT&T’s NEXT worth the extra cash?


Thanks for listening!

Tune in next week for more!


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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!