Pocketnow Weekly 185: The immortal UltraPixel

Sun Jan 31 2016 (01:31:31)

Our CES followups are done, our convention-center head colds are almost dribbled out, and the first small scents of jamon are starting to waft over from Barcelona. It must be almost springtime for Pocketnow, and you know what that means: the MWC 2016 rumor reactor is humming its way up to 100% power. Join us for HTC Perfume, LG Magic Slot, and Oppo world-domination promises –plus your listener mail– as we get ready to get techy on episode 185 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video broadcast from 1:00pm Eastern on January 29 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version the Monday after we broadcast. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air!

Pocketnow Weekly 185


Recording Date

January 29, 2016



Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Juan Bagnell



Jules Wang


Podcast Rundown


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6:11, Device News

6:33, Latest HTC Perfume rumor hints at UltraPixel revival and One A9-like design

20:32, HTC smartwatch rumored for April

23:34, Magic Slot rumors make their return with LG G5

30:00, Lenovo promises "innovative" and "attractive" Moto phone for July

35:09, Kyocera DuraForce First Impressions

41:31, OnePlus X goes invite-free

46:40, Developments

46:45, Apple Pay may soon expand to support ATM transactions | additional context (PhoneScoop)

48:53, LG Pay physical card leaks ahead of possible MWC reveal

52:28, OPPO will "wow the world" at MWC

54:53, Microsoft quarterly earnings show phone revenues down 49 percent | (but there's a bit of good news out of the Windows 10 Mobile camp)

1:05:25, Industrious Nexus 5 user adds MicroSD support

  Listener Mail/Q&A



E-mailed submissions from Brendan, Benedict and Jason – with a special shout-out to Unicorn Workhorse, whose "Michael Fisher's Revelation" tee shirt featuring our emotional host having a good cry inside the HTC Vive can be purchased here. Thanks, Unicorn!

See you next week!