Showing off the HTC U Ultra, RIP Froyo, and some early MWC 2017 teasers | #PNWeekly 235

Back from Las Vegas, and 2017 is in full swing for mobile tech. We’ve gone hands on with the new HTC. We’re taking a look at what might be the new LG G6. We’re pretty sure we’ll see the Huawei P10 at MWC. And will we finally see a Google Voice update while Sprint and T-Mobile fight in the prepaid market?

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Pocketnow Weekly 235

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January 12, 2017


Juan Bagnell

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13:54 | We go hands on with the HTC U Ultra!

42:11 | Will we see the HTC Ocean and a Vive phone soon?

47:22 | LG G6 teaser whets our appetites for large screens and water resistance

53:16 | The Huawei P10’s likely at MWC but what about this P8 lite (2017)?

1:02:27 | Xiaomi won’t enter North American market by 2018

1:06:39 | Foxconn posts first annual sales decline.

1:11:31 | Google Voice update coming soon?!?!?

1:15:10 | CES bummer: Razer prototypes stolen from the show floor

1:23:26 | 2017 claims an early tech death: RIP Froyo.


Will pre-paid disrupt the mobile market?



Google Voice might get an update, Project Fi is a great option for many Nexus/Pixel fans, and now Sprint is looking to Virgin Mobile to boost pre-paid numbers, and T-Mobile is taking steps to address post-paid billing. What might this mean for the future of consumer and carrier business?

See you next week!

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Juan Carlos Bagnell
Juan has been geeking out on personal computing since before PCs had GUIs. After studying Theatre in college, Juan worked with a contractor that supported servers and mobile devices for Department of Energy facilities. After moving to Los Angeles California, and working as a commercial casting director, he now dedicates his time to discussing the tech landscape as a consumer advocate. You’ll often see him pop in local news broadcasts. Passionate about mobile content creation, he recently published his first book on smartphone photography.