Pocketnow Weekly 049: Samsung keeps making stuff, we keep squawking about it (Samsung Premiere 2013)

In the food service industry, when you’re a server who’s been slammed with too many customers and can’t keep up with the demand, you’re said to be “in the weeds.” On a podcast, that same expression means something quite different. It means you’ve wandered so far from your intended topic (in this case, mobile technology) that you’ve found yourself in the far-flung wilderness talking about anything but (in this case, sports cars, British accents, and the adult film industry).

But while we do spend a fair amount of time in OT land on today’s Pocketnow Weekly, we still manage to get some tech talk done as well. Specifically, we talk all of the new Galaxy S 4- and ATIV-branded products unveiled at yesterday’s Samsung Premiere 2013 event, and we also squeeze in some discussion about all the reviews that landed this week: namely, the Lumia 925, BlackBerry Q10, and Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3.

All that, plus listener mail and even more webOS-sourced sound effects, after the break. We’ve rented the hall and engaged the orchestra, and today’s installation of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast is here to see if you can dance. 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 049



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Michael Fisher

Brandon Miniman

Taylor Martin



Topic List


Thought Thread (00:02:28)

Brandon Miniman asks if we’ve finally reached the Year of the UI


Samsung Premiere London 2013 (00:10:37)

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Zoom hands-on

(Special Brandon Miniman segue: Butterfly S discussion)

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review

Samsung ATIV Q hands-on

Samsung ATIV Tab 3 hands-on

Why the Samsung Galaxy NX won’t be a big seller


iOS (00:52:34)

iPhone 5S leaked


Windows Phone (00:55:42)

Microsoft reportedly tried to buy Nokia, but negotiations fell through

Int’l EOS possibly revealed as RM-875

Nokia Lumia 925 review


BlackBerry (01:15:02)

BlackBerry Q10 Review


Listener Mail (01:23:54)

David Bullock is an ATIV Q fortune-teller; Kalyan E. asks about Nexus 4 storage; and “Stephen” needs some Google Reader alternatives.


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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!