The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast, Episode 017

You know the drill: another week, another overload of tech news for three geeky guys to talk about. On this exiciting episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, though, things are a little different: in addition to the usual news from the three big mobile platforms, Michael, Anton, and Joe discuss issues of major import for the industry in our broadcast’s new preshow segment. Today’s “Thought Thread” covers the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and its impact on smartphones and tablets, as well as a little invention called CommBadge that has the potential to bring voice interface back into the spotlight. Afterward, we talk Windows Phone -in all its colorful HTC and Nokia flavors- before delving into Android and iOS, then wrapping it up with some typically excellent listener mail.

You know you want it. Plug in, kick back, and treat your listening holes to episode 017 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 017


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Michael Fisher

Anton D. Nagy

Joe Levi


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Podcast Preshow / Thought Thread (00:02:42)

The New DMCA Smartphone and Tablet Exemptions are Awful

Wearable “CommBadge” Communicator Has Roots in Geekdom, Sights on the Future


Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 (00:36:52)

HTC Windows Phone 8X Review

AT&T Announces New Windows Phone Details

HTC Windows Phone 8X Wireless Charging Confirmed by Leaked Verizon Document

Steve Ballmer Expects Windows Phone Volumes To “Ramp Quickly”


Android (00:57:24)

Why Leaving Android for Another Platform is Harder Than Ever Before

HTC and Verizon Schedule Press Event: Droid DNA?

Verizon Leak Shows Stores Prepping for Droid DNA Launch

Lenovo Android Raises the Bar with 3500 mAh Battery


iOS (01:27:14)

iPad Mini vs Nexus 7

Apple Reports Sales of 3 Million iPad Minis This Weekend

Listener Mail (1:37:47)

Sibin Sedlan asks about tactile touchscreen technology, and William asks for our opinion on tablets vs notebooks.

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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!