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Discussing news and opinion from the world of smartphones, tablets, phablets, and everything in between.

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Pocketnow Weekly 292: No breaks for Huawei or HTC

2/19/2018
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If you're a smartphone maker whose brand starts with the letter 'H,' you've only known pain and suffering this week. You were treated as an outpost of the Chinese cybersecurity threat and have committed an unforced error in the US market you're trying to reach. Or, you're losing another executive after trading away 2,000 of your finest employees and you're trying so hard to steer a sinking ship towards salvation. Or at least salvage. Huawei and HTC are our main topics this episode, but...

Duration:01:46:46

Pocketnow Weekly 291: Death, lawsuits and the OnePlus X2

2/13/2018
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In this episode, we talk about a totally real new phone from OnePlus coming soon and you're going to believe us when we say that it's amazing. 16GB of RAM, unlimited internal storage, a Snapdragon 1000 and a load of cow manure because it's fake news. Yeah, a big honcho at the company really likes to disappoint us, doesn't he? Anyways, it'll be a nice distraction to the depressing, but important lawsuits and bankruptcies we'll have to talk about. Can you believe there wasn't enough Galaxy S9...

Duration:01:08:50

Pocketnow Weekly 290: 5G crisis, 10GB RAM, Huawei P20 potentials

2/7/2018
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Huawei announce its event to launch the P20 and we continue to geek out about how it will use three cameras on one side. Plus, 10GB of RAM? On a phone? Who in their right minds would fit that in? Oh, a company from China — the same one pushing for under-display fingerprint sensing technology to work. We'll have the news, bootloops and all, plus some thoughts about what good and bad could really come if Trump went onto nationalize the United States 5G network on this episode of the...

Duration:01:29:28

Pocketnow Weekly 289: Pole position: Galaxy S9, LG G7, RED Hydrogen One

1/29/2018
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We're four weeks away from MWC 2018 and as if the manufacturers only started waking up to that fact in the past few days, we've suddenly been hit with statements, invitations and teasers from Samsung, LG and, of all the companies to make a phone out there, RED. From delays to delight to demonstration, we're tracking it all. Plus, easy come, easy go: three things that shut down this week in our purview. All of that and more on the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm...

Duration:01:12:42

Pocketnow Weekly 288: Hopes for Razer Project Linda, crisis at LG Mobile

1/24/2018
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Razer has never brought a concept to CES 2018 that it then kicked onto the market with pizzazz — it's always one of those things that an engineer decided to play around with in their spare time which the company picks up for giggles. But there are hints that Project Linda, a smartphone-laptop hybrid, could come for real this year with another Razer Phone. We discuss the horrors of LG's mobile strategy during the very early part of this year and what happens next, plus more tech news on...

Duration:01:07:55

Pocketnow Weekly 287: Shaking in the CES 2018 pit

1/13/2018
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CES 2018 is done. It’s in the books. Kaput. And besides a little rain, a little flooding and a little power outage, it appears that most of us in the tech media have gotten out with little to no scarring. So, to congratulate ourselves, we took to a room high up in the Mirage on the Las Vegas strip and talked for about an hour on the biggest advancements that were brought out at the show. From an experimental laptop named Linda to fingerprints going where they never gone before, we five...

Duration:01:05:17

Pocketnow Weekly 287: Shaking in the CES 2018 pit

1/13/2018
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CES 2018 is done. It’s in the books. Kaput. And besides a little rain, a little flooding and a little power outage, it appears that most of us in the tech media have gotten out with little to no scarring. So, to congratulate ourselves, we took to a room high up in the Mirage on the Las Vegas strip and talked for about an hour on the biggest advancements that were brought out at the show. From an experimental laptop named Linda to fingerprints going where they never gone before, we five...

Duration:01:06:14

Pocketnow Weekly 286: A meltdown of epic proportions before CES 2018

1/9/2018
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Not another KRACK attack, but it's a double-pronged slam in security affecting every single thing that can do advanced computing. Spotify is running through hellfire to market. And Apple looks to cut expectations down for its iPhone X. All this and more as we hit the road for CES 2018 on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on January 5th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to...

Duration:01:04:05

Pocketnow Weekly 285: Pulling back on the iPhone 7 throttle

1/3/2018
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One big story soaked up all the attention in this part of the week and, like any good controversy in the the mobile technology space, it has to do with Apple. Did it admit to planned obsolescence for its iPhones, despite its insistence? Are you worried about your phone's battery (again)? We discuss that and take on a listener's question on the hopes of Title II repeal, the end of net neutrality and "better" consumer options for cheaper all on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly...

Duration:01:11:27

Pocketnow Weekly 284: Who gets an iPhone X for Christmas?

12/26/2017
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We didn't plan this week out to be this way, but it just so happens that we are dealing with the ghosts of iPhones past, present and future! From older iPhones getting slowed down to future iPhones getting big batteries and a Secret Santa game at Pocketnow where one person "gets" the $1,000 iPhone of 2017. Those stories plus some grievances from Microsoft and Amazon toward Google and a lot more on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on...

Duration:01:19:30

Pocketnow Weekly 283: Samsung Market Share Slipping and the Post Net Neutrality World

12/18/2017
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When isn't Samsung a potential big story? It's always on the edge of success, on the edge of trouble, on the edge of beating Apple, on the edge of being upset by Huawei. We dig into the current happenings with the chaebol from a smart speaker to a loss in market leadership. Also, TK Bay joins us to talk about Chinese brands, BlackBerry's abandonment of its first Android phone ever and the loss of net neutrality plus other topics on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video...

Duration:01:34:57

Pocketnow Weekly 282: Conflict! Qualcomm, AT&T, Google and Amazon

12/11/2017
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If you're buying a smartphone next year and are on Android, chances are that you'll probably have this chip in it. The company that's making it is under mounting financial pressures. What will its future business picture look like with patent warfare and acquisition hostility coming in? Answers won't come easy, but we'll try and sort it through. Beyond that, what are doing with three rear cameras, Huawei? Will YouTube and Amazon ever play nice? And will Vine be coming back after only a...

Duration:01:25:04

Pocketnow Weekly 281: Will Samsung have the balls to make a graphene battery?

12/4/2017
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Graphene has been around since the 50's. Researchers are still trying to find the ultimate formula to get this power-prone material into batteries. Has Samsung found the way to do that? We talk about it. Plus, iPhone X sales are looking pretty decent, but does Apple's master plan for the holiday quarter still stand? And our first taste of 5G will be coming from Verizon, but only if you're in Sacramento and a couple of other places. All the mobile tech news fit to podcast on this episode...

Duration:01:28:47

Pocketnow Weekly 280: Let's get net neutral in the November mailbag

11/28/2017
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You may mock the United States with its late November traditions of athletes playing their hardest in a sport prone to cause major head trauma, storing leftover turkey, beans, potatoes, stuffing and pie for up to a week after the family banquet of political fissures and... Black Friday. We're not going to talk about those things. Since we're getting off of that gravy train ourselves, we'll keep it tight, keep it cozy and keep it quick with questions from our mailbag and social media and a...

Duration:01:36:41

Pocketnow Weekly 279: S + 1 equals OnePlus 5T

11/20/2017
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Brooklyn, oh Brooklyn. OnePlus took over the East River shore to slam some machinery together and bring up the OnePlus 5T. It's the second year that this manufacturer decided on pushing a quick turnaround on iteration and it caps off a whirlwind of big device launches this fall. We dissect every little aspect of it and go into our favorite punching bags: Sprint, Face ID and wearables. All the news fit to podcast as we chat with scene newcomer Ryan Woo on this episode of the Pocketnow...

Duration:01:20:23

Pocketnow Weekly 278: Yer A Wizard, Niantic

11/13/2017
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*Apologies for the rougher Hangouts-based audio in your RSS. We're working to fix a couple of corrupted files and hope to get a fix up within the next week!* Niantic Labs is going one game deeper, this time working on a Warner Bros. franchise beloved by kids naught to 100 and beyond. But will it leave Pokemon Go fans, who feel they've been let down several times before, completely in the dust? We'll get to talking about that. But we have more talking to do about Face ID, fast charging...

Duration:01:46:25

Pocketnow Weekly 277: the HTC Pixel 2 XL and the cutting-edge Razer Phone

11/6/2017
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Two more HTC phones, one big Razer Phone. Who said November was a dead month for mobile? Between Android One utility and maximum charge muscling, we're about set for the year, we think. More on that and the Sprint and T-Mobile merger that just won't die and, as it was iPhone X pre-order day last week, it's iPhone X sales day today! We talk about all this on the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video recorded from 3:30pm Eastern on November 3rd, or check out the high-quality audio version...

Duration:01:27:35

Pocketnow Weekly 276: iPhone X pre-order day and the October mailbag!

10/30/2017
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Hopefully you should be awake by now from that exhaustive pre-order process for the iPhone X. Ready to relive it again? We'll talk about it and have a few words about how "lucky" certain people are to get one while others may have to wait weeks on weeks. As we promised last week, we have finally reached into the mailbag for five listener topics and we're gonna get through those, too! Shimon Das of Droid-Now will be guiding us along with some answers. It's all on this episode of the...

Duration:01:37:53

Pocketnow Weekly 275: New Mate, New Axon, New BlackBerry ft. CrackBerry Kevin

10/23/2017
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We've been working on getting this guest in for a while to talk about where BlackBerry has been and is going as a mobile brand. Post BB10, what changed at the core of this Canadian enterprise tech company to bring it from Priv to Motion in two or so years? Kevin Michaluk, better known as CrackBerry Kevin talks with us about the new BlackBerry. That'll be in our second hour after we talk about two of the biggest devices this year! Well, "big" as in physicality. Both are from Chinese...

Duration:01:33:10

Pocketnow Weekly 274: It's finally time for the Razer Phone

10/16/2017
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In the business of phones, we are in between launch weeks before the holiday season, but that doesn't stop us from talking about all the mobile technology. That includes the first truly mobile VR headset to launch without a phone or computer needed. We also have ATMs that don't need cards. And the United States doesn't need the Nokia 8. What we do have instead is a Huawei phone set for release next week and a Razer phone that will finally break the gaming brand into a new vertical. We...

Duration:01:20:35

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