T-Mobile, Sprint go unlimited, Google phone rumors, Duo video chat, and Honor 8 revealed | Pocketnow Weekly 214

T-Mobile and Sprint are delivering “optimized” unlimited data plans. What does this mean for your phone bill? We’ve spent some time with Google’s Duo video chat. Will this pull people from Facetime? Plus we went hands on with the new Honor 8 at the launch even in San Francisco, and it seems we have yet another premium budget phone to compete against Oneplus, ZTE, and Alcatel. Make sure you’re charged and ready for episode 214 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 18th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right 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!

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The Rundown

T-Mobile Un-carrier 12 announcement

13:19 | The US starts pre-ordering the Honor 8, one sexy phone.

41:14 | We have to talk about the Google Phones again.

49:34Can the HTC Desire 10 models pick up the HTC 10’s sales slack?

58:58 | Marco? Duo! Google’s new video chat app is out.

1:04:07 | BlackBerry hits Quadrooter, but it’s not as dangerous as this Linux bug.

1:11:06 | Press, pan and twist your watch to do more.


1:16:21 | The new unlimited! T-Mobile and Sprint deliver “optimized” unlimited data plans for your phone.

 We’ll be covering Listener Mail 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.