One man returns from a mission to Canada, and is greeted by friends. Friends with questions, observations, and inflammatory declarations about the future of a very special smartphone. A smartphone called BlackBerry.

Yes, it’s a special edition of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, covering all the ups, downs, and all-arounds of the new Research in Motion BlackBerry smartphone platform, BlackBerry 10, as well as the sleek black slab of potential it’s riding on, the Z10. Join us as we welcome an old friend back into the smartphone space by discussing things like Peeking, Balance, Hub, and even (to our consternation) a little Alicia Keys.

All that, plus the usual rundown of Android, Windows, and iOS news, after the break. So open a channel, crack open a carton of blackberries, and put on your podcasting flightsuit: episode 029 of the Pocketnow Weekly is waiting to carry you aloft on a cloud of acoustic ecstasy. Or something. 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. Thanks for listening!

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 029

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Michael Fisher

Brandon Miniman

Jaime Rivera


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Announcements (00:01:18)

Pocketnow Live Ep. 2 Pushed to Next Week


Podcast Preshow / Thought Thread (00:03:07)

The new BlackBerry – why are/aren’t we so excited?


BlackBerry (00:04:00)

BlackBerry Z10 Hands On (Video)

BlackBerry Z10 First Impressions (Video)

BlackBerry 10 Vs. Android (Video)

BlackBerry10 Vs. Windows Phone 8 (Video)

BlackBerry 10 Vs. Windows Phone: Who’s The Next Underdog?

Will You Switch to BB10?

Android (01:02:10)

Samsung Teases Galaxy Super Bowl Ad

Samsung Buys Stake in Wacom

No Samsung Unveiling Event at MWC?

ZTE to Unveil Grand Memo at MWC

The HTC Mini is a Great Idea that Will Be Mocked to Death

Many More White Nexus 4 Shots Arrive


Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 (01:15:48)

Surface RT Return Rate Reportedly “Very High”

Google Extends Windows Phone Support for Sync


iOS (01:25:53)

Is This the Back of the iPad 5?

Budget iPhone Hardware Described in Detail

Tablet Market Grows 75.3%, Apple Still Leads

Apple Raises Max iPad Storage to 128GB




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