Update: Happy Halloween! The podcast is early so you can cover your ears with it while being spooked by pop-scares all around town!

Motorola builds a shatterproof phone and we put it to the test. Samsung builds a tablet the size of a TV and we look on with concern. And Nintendo finally makes the jump to your smartphone screen … and we get all nostalgic for Tetris and Toobin’. All this, plus some learning about the 600 MHz spectrum and an eyes-on session with your listener mail, on episode 172 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video broadcast from 3:30pm Eastern on October 29 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version here. And don’t forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air!

Pocketnow Weekly 172



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Recording Date

October 29, 2015



Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Todd Haselton (TechnoBuffalo)



Jules Wang


Podcast Rundown



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Gadgets in Hand


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We’ve got the new Droids clutched firmly in hand, and we’ve carved out some space between drop tests to answer questions about them. If you’re watching the show live, use the Q&A feature built into Google Hangouts to hit us with all the questions you can muster concerning the Droid Turbo 2 (aka Moto X Force) and Droid Maxx 2 (aka Moto X Play) and we’ll do our best to answer them!

Followup: Our HTC One A9 review is finally official, and we’ll take questions on that as well.

Bonus: let’s bug Todd into showing us that Samsung super-tablet!





OnePlus X hands-on | Announcement

Nintendo’s first-ever mobile game is called Miitomo, and it’s not as exciting as you think

Lumia 950/XL go on sale in Netherlands | get surprising price cuts in UK

Qualcomm negates Snapdragon 820 overheating speculation

LG posts ‘modest’ profit, announces heavy smartphone losses

What’s going on with 600 MHz?


Listener Mail



E-mailed submissions from Carlos, Tanner, and Jonas

See you next week!

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