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




Pocketnow Weekly 279: S + 1 equals OnePlus 5T

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

*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 and...

Duration: 01:46:25

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

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!

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

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

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

Pocketnow Weekly 273 EXTRA: Riccardo Cambo and the "Ultra Pixel"

In this bonus episode, we talk to Riccardo Cambo about his elaborate hoax for the Google "Ultra Pixel." We also talk about a previous hoax he committed in the name of the PlayStation 4 Slim. Why did he do it?

Duration: 00:28:53

Pocketnow Weekly 273: Pixel Buds, Pixelbook and Pixel 2, too!

This week, Joshua Vergara of Android Authority joins us to chow down on Google hardware overload! What do the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL give us? Will new Google Home speakers and the Pixel Buds make dreams come true? Will we care for Google Clips or the Pixelbook? It's episode 273 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on October 6th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot...

Duration: 01:33:58

Pocketnow Weekly 272: the consumer vs the future

Reviewers have started slinging editorial content about the iPhone 8, now that they have units in their hands and thoughts to share. Well, we've got a good thought or two to share, too: like, will the iPhone X crown the iPhone 8 as the most popular iPhone? The outlook right now is that the supply and demand curves will need a long time to match. And if things pan out the way analysts think it will, where does that leave the consumer, who may be "stuck" with a top-tier device, but not get...

Duration: 01:31:59

Pocketnow Weekly 271: Sold by HTC, Made by Google

HTC and Google have finally come to an agreement, though it’s one that we didn’t exactly expect. Does it warrant the hype it’s getting this week? And what will come out of it for the struggling manufacturer, the budding hardware brand and you, the consumer? TK Bay joins us to discuss that, Motorola’s software update policy and the week’s news, so pop in that SIM and get connected — this is the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on September 21st, or check out...

Duration: 01:11:43

Pocketnow Weekly 270: You're the only iPhone X we see

Alright, time to decompress. We know you've had your heart stolen and your nits picked with Tuesday's Apple event at the Steve Jobs Theater. You could not escape Steve Jobs if you were in that place. But we've got three new iPhones and an all-new Apple Watch to process and ask questions about... well, there are a few questions that we've always asked, but we're going to ask them more intensely. Join Juan Carlos Bagnell and Jaime Rivera as we hit the core of this Apple thing with the...

Duration: 01:13:02

Pocketnow Weekly 269: The life and times of being Frank.

From the outset, Frank. sounded like a model case of tech entrepreneurship. And then the reality kicked in as tech enthusiasts started chipping away at the company. What lessons can we learn about the Frank. phone? Is there a viable case for consumers to take up? We talk with the top of the company on this show. Plus, T-Mobile goes nuts for Netflix and ZTE may go two-faced for AT&T! Make way for the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on September 7th, or check...

Duration: 01:09:03

Pocketnow Weekly 268: IFA 2017 (aka AirBnB show part deux)

When in Berlin, all meals must be at Burger-Meister. Beyond that, Motorola events should be properly lit to the color of something not resembling body fluids and LG may have made its most ultimate phone in the history of the company. Or something. It's IFA 2017 recap time! Join Juan Carlos Bagnell and Jaime Rivera and bring out the bowls of chips to be tossed in the air for this special-er edition of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video recorded from 5:30pm Eastern on September 2nd, or...

Duration: 01:28:37

Pocketnow Weekly 267:Reaxing the Galaxy Note8

What does the Essential Phone, the Honor 9, the LG V30, the iPhone 8, the Google Pixel 2, the Galaxy Note7, the Galaxy Note FE, the Galaxy Note5, the Galaxy Note Edge, the Galaxy Note4, the Galaxy Note3, the Galaxy Note2 and the Galaxy Note8 have in common? They were all mentioned on this darn podcast we recorded at half-midnight on the morning after the latest Galaxy Unpacked event in New York City. Join Juan Carlos Bagnell, Jaime Rivera and yours truly and get your S Pens sprung out for...

Duration: 01:17:51

Pocketnow Weekly 266: Nokia 8, Galaxy Note 8, accessbility rate

The Galaxy Note 8 is right ahead of us, so it's time to collect our thoughts and talk about the whole package before we trip over to New York City to see it Unpacked. We'll do a quick debrief on that, the Nokia 8 and the accessibility needs you might not be aware when it comes to smartphones, smartwatches and the world around us. AARP's SVP of Marketing Jody Holtzman joins us, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on...

Duration: 01:27:30

Pocketnow Weekly 265: “T-Mobile is the Beats of wireless” and more in the mail

Do we give too much credit to T-Mobile and not enough to Sprint? One of our listeners weighs in on the Un-carrier’s marketing and network deployment strategies and, full disclosure, he’s a Sprint employee. We’ll be fair, though, and tackle points from not just him, but several letters in our mailbox this week. T-Mobile also has a major component in our news this week as it tries to raise turnover with its budget phones with a new leasing scheme. We have that along with a bunch of device...

Duration: 01:28:10

Pocketnow Weekly 264: iPhone and Android cameras don’t care for Vic Gundotra

In a generous overture to Apple, a former Android engineer/Google+ chief has said that Android's open-sourced nature is keeping photo-taking and photo-sharing capabilities behind iOS by... say... a few years. Really? Are we going back that far? We dig into all aspects and try to strike a more balanced, but realistic view of the situation with the help of Android Police's managing editor, David Ruddock. That and the week's top stories, including the big BLU elephant in Amazon's room, so...

Duration: 01:08:42

Pocketnow Weekly 263: Is the Moto Z2 Force a true show of force?

Lenovo has gotten a Motorola phone to all the major carriers for the first time since its acquisition. It's a wonderful achievement, but is the device itself worth celebrating? There's no "middle ground," just a cut between 'Play' and 'Force'. What does the Moto Z2 Force mean to you? We talk with Digital Trends mobile editor Julian Chokkattu in the second half of the show, but not before we dive into leaks and bootloops — don't we always? — as well as the death of iPods, so make sure...

Duration: 00:58:51

Pocketnow Weekly 262: Android's State of Emergency

Finally, a problem that isn't OnePlus's fault. Worse yet, it's an issue in Android that has many manufacturers on high alert and may leave some people in the ditch at the worst possible moment. We tackle HTC and Touchpal, Bixby and Siri plus Star Wars and augmented reality on this week's show. Hey, we even go through our listener mailbag — at long last! Our own Jaime Rivera joins us for a two-hour show, so make sure you’re charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video...

Duration: 01:58:45

Pocketnow Weekly 261: Taco 'Bout NothingButTech88

Kentucky Fried China? This year not only marks Huawei's 30th anniversary as a telecommunications company founded by a former member of the People's Liberation Army, but it also hails the same for KFC entering what was back then a market just beginning to open up to capitalism. We didn't expect this sort of synergy to come out of it, though. What synergy we're talking about plus more iPhone 8 speculation and a conversation with one of the forthcoming names in mobile tech critique on...

Duration: 01:30:22

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