Pocketnow Weekly 172: Shatterproof smartphones, stupid-huge tablets

Sat Oct 31 2015 (01:26:30)

Motorola builds a shatterproof phone and we put it to the test. Samsung builds a tablet the size of a TV and we look on with concern. And Nintendo finally makes the jump to your smartphone screen ... and we get all nostalgic for Tetris and Toobin'. All this, plus some learning about the 600 MHz spectrum and an eyes-on session with your listener mail, on episode 172 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video broadcast from 3:30pm Eastern on October 29 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version here. 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 172 Recording Date

October 29, 2015

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Todd Haselton (TechnoBuffalo)

 

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Podcast Rundown


 

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Gadgets in Hand

(00:06:18)

We've got the new Droids clutched firmly in hand, and we've carved out some space between drop tests to answer questions about them. If you're watching the show live, use the Q&A feature built into Google Hangouts to hit us with all the questions you can muster concerning the Droid Turbo 2 (aka Moto X Force) and Droid Maxx 2 (aka Moto X Play) and we'll do our best to answer them!

Followup: Our HTC One A9 review is finally official, and we'll take questions on that as well.

Bonus: let's bug Todd into showing us that Samsung super-tablet!

 

News

(00:49:53)

OnePlus X hands-on | Announcement

Nintendo's first-ever mobile game is called Miitomo, and it's not as exciting as you think

Lumia 950/XL go on sale in Netherlands | get surprising price cuts in UK

Qualcomm negates Snapdragon 820 overheating speculation

LG posts 'modest' profit, announces heavy smartphone losses

What's going on with 600 MHz?

 

Listener Mail

(01:10:51)

E-mailed submissions from Carlos, Tanner, and Jonas

See you next week!