Pocketnow Weekly 171: That's a nice-looking iPhone you got there, HTC

Mon Oct 26 2015 (01:44:11)

HTC's got a new (and familiar-looking) hero phone, but just how much of a flagship is it? YouTube starts passing around a hat to help pay the rent. BlackBerry's first Android smartphone is yours to order - if you've got the cash. And Verizon and Motorola are so excited about their upcoming launch event that they just can't seem to keep any more secrets. All that plus the latest Samsung Galaxy S7 and Apple iPhone 7 rumors this week on the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast.

Watch the video broadcast from 3:00pm Eastern on October 23 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version here, available just a little bit later. If you can't participate with us during the live broadcast, send your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com to ask us a question you'd like to have addressed on a future installment!

Pocketnow Weekly 171 Recording Date

October 23, 2015

 

Hosts

Stephen Schenck

Anton D. Nagy

with salient phones chief, Michael Fisher

 

Brandon Miniman

Producer

Jules Wang

 

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Gadgets In Hand

(00:06:34)

Pocketnow's own Michael Fisher has been lucky enough to spend some hands-on time with the One A9, and we've got him here to share with us a little about his experiences es. Just how well does HTC's vision for the phone come together? Even with some less-than-bleeding-edge specs, is this a handset worth getting excited about? And what about that whole "isn't it just ripping off the iPhone?" business? Hear from Michael as we trade curiosities about his time with the HTC One A9.

Our Anton D. Nagy, meanwhile, has been chewing down a huge package from LG housing a phone that has two screens, two front-facing cameras and too much box. While Tony kicks his crowbar in, the company thinks can kick up dust with some spectacular A/V shooting in the smartphone field. What's this phone all about? We talk the LG V10.

And of course, the Nexus phones, specifically the Nexus 6P. Because it wouldn't be right if our Nexus review week didn't wrap around the Pocketnow Weekly.

News

(00:49:45)

 

New sources point to very-early-2016 Samsung Galaxy S7 launch | GS7 rumored to adopt magnesium build, ultra-high-end audio chip | Samsung Galaxy S7 could feature its new and thinner 20 megapixel camera sensor

OnePlus X shows up in both black and white, with what looks like glass at the back

Google draws a line in the sand, dictating Marshmallow’s Doze Mode will not be altered | No more concealing relevant power consumption info for Android OEMs with Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy Golden 3 flip phone gets benchmarked with absurdly high-end specs

iPhone 7 may include sapphire, better battery life and kill the home button

ORA-X smart headphones begin crowdfunding for Android-powered AR experience

Verizon’s new Droid teaser plays right into reports of shatterproof screen | Internal Droid Turbo 2 promo flyer leaks, teasing extra-long battery life

BlackBerry talks details on how it’s making the Priv so secure | Official BlackBerry Priv pricing appears, and it’s not pretty

YouTube Red arrives soon with an ad-free video experience – for a price | YouTube Red could cost more for Apple users (but it doesn’t have to)

Mystery unannounced Microsoft phone rendered early, could be a low-end Lumia 650

New pics of Galaxy View tablet show how Samsung expects us to use this giant

See you next time!