The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast, Episode 013

It’s the biggest deal in phablets, and one of the hottest things in smartphones as a whole. We’ve been covering it in editorial and video pieces for a solid week, and now we get to talk about it on the air.  On this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, we’re talking Galaxy Note II.

Of course, that’s not all we’re chatting about on this episode of the podcast. Join us for discussion about last week’s AT&T event in NYC, Samsung’s new Galaxy S III Mini and weird little Galaxy Music, HTC’s future prospects and the Windows Phone 8X versus the Nokia Lumia 920, and the iPhone’s continuing Maps issues and the “purple haze” (non)issue. Also, Brandon Miniman asks what we’d change about the current phablet experience, and Anton D. Nagy tells us what it’s like to be a “waiter,” in the smartphone context.

All that -and some truly awesome listener mail- await you. The various player links are below, so help yourself! Plug in, kick back, and treat your listening holes to episode 013 of the Pocketnow Weekly. 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. And thanks for listening!

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 013



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Michael Fisher

Brandon Miniman

Anton D. Nagy


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Editor-in-Chief’s Corner: improving the “phablet” experience (00:03:20)

Managing Editor Anton D. Nagy: on being a “waiter” (00:13:05)


Android (00:18:32)

Galaxy Note II Review

Galaxy S III Alpha has Same Specs as Galaxy Note II

Galaxy S III Mini Render Surfaces

LG-Made Nexus Pictures Surface

Samsung Galaxy Music is One Weird Little Android

Google Implements Biggest Street View Update Ever


iOS (00:52:25)

Devs Tried To Warn Apple About Maps Problems

Purple Haze on iPhone 5 No Worse Than On Other Phones


Windows Phone (01:02:34)

T-Mobile USA Nokia Lumia 810 Announced

Verizon Nokia Lumia 822 Pictured

Windows Phone 8 Hardware Pre-Orders Kicking Off Soon

HTC Profits Continue to Crumble


Reader Mail (01:17:43)

Today’s listener mail comes to us via Phillip of Cardiff, UK; John Luttrell of “not-so-sunny Scotland;” and Mike Bates!



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!