We think it’s pretty fair to say that MWC 2013 was one part IFA and one part CES: a few stark disappointments peppered among some really amazing stuff. We’ve seen technology this week ranging from the incredible to the absurd – from the third iteration of ASUS’s wild Padfone concept to the improbable debut of a Kyocera Echo lookalike. The big guys have come out to play, too, but they’re a little shy this time around: neither Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 nor Nokia’s midrange Lumias blew the roof off the joint. Even a few has-beens came out to confuse us with their wares, some of which will be discussed in today’s podcast.

The grand spectrum of awful to awesome we witnessed at MWC 2013 is a beautiful thing, and we want to share it with you. So put your stunna shades on and throw some olives on your pizza, because this week’s special edition of the Pocketnow Weekly just rolled out of the brick oven. And, incidentally, we’ve got new tunes on the front and back side, so we think that’s pretty rad. 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 033


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Michael Fisher

Brandon Miniman

Anton D. Nagy


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Sony Xperia Tablet Z

LG Optimus G Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note II

ZTE Grand Memo


Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia 720

ASUS FonePad

ASUS PadFone Infinity

HP Slate 7

Jolla Sailfish OS & Interview

NEC Medias W

Sapphire Screen vs Gorilla Glass


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