Pocketnow Weekly 169: Microsoft's many-Windowed future

Mon Oct 12 2015 (01:39:16)

Microsoft just hosted a very Apple-like unveiling of some (mostly) compelling products that have us wondering about a future covered in Live Tiles. Apple's newest iPhone uses processors from two different manufacturers that might result in varying battery life across models. And BlackBerry's talking up its new smartphone – while also considering exiting the hardware business. All this plus your listener mail awaits on episode 169 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video broadcast from 1:00pm Eastern on October 9 (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 169


Recording Date

October 9, 2015



Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Enobong Etteh (Booredatwork)



Jules Wang


Podcast Rundown




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On the Surface

Microsoft drops new Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL, and Band 2


On further Il-Lumia-nation

Microsoft demos Continuum as killer feature

Lumia 950 not really an exclusive

Lumia 950XL is liquid-cooled

Existing Lumias get W10M update in December




OnePlus 2 mini / X may arrive at India event next week / OnePlus 2 gets a one-hour sale

BlackBerry Priv shows off slender figure / BlackBerry sales target: 5M units or GTFO

Apple comments on iPhone 6s A9 chip discrepancy, claims minimal change in battery life

That Commodore smartphone is starting to look like vaporware

iOS loses market share Stateside, but Android slumps everywhere else


Listener Mail


E-mailed submissions from Minh, Gaj B, and Linus 

See you again soon!