Pocketnow Weekly 140: Apple Android trade-in, T-Mobile Uncarrier 9, HTC Uh-Oh

Sat Mar 21 2015 (01:34:34)

There’s no sense hiding it: you know there’s an HTC One M9 review coming soon, and a Galaxy S6 review too. And you know we’ve got the usual queue of additional devices lined up behind those waiting for their turn in our labs (including a Nokia N1 that just now landed on our doorstep). But with a news feed so full of excitement, intrigue and total nonsense, sometimes you’ve got to put reviews on the back burner and talk about what’s happening right now.

That’s what’s happening on the latest installment of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast: a cherry-picked assortment of mobile-tech news stories guaranteed to get you jazzed, frazzed, or otherwize pizazzed about the smartphones, tablets and wearables that capture our imaginations (and a large portion of our income). TechnoBuffalo’s Todd Haselton joins us this week to talk Pebble smart straps, T-Mobile and Apple trade-in offers, and just how hot the HTC One M9 really gets.

All of the above, plus another big bag of listener mail, lies ahead: join us, won’t you? Pocketnow Weekly 140 is primed and waiting for your participation –either through the live video stream at 12:30pm Eastern on March 20 (click here for your local time), or the high-quality audio version available later on– and shoot your questions to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air. See you then!

Pocketnow Weekly 140

 

 

Recording Date

March 20, 2015

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Todd Haselton (TechnoBuffalo)

 

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Podcast Rundown

 

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News

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Microsoft enables Windows 10 on Xiaomi Mi 4

Google visit sparks rumors of LG’s return to Nexus phones

Next OnePlus product sounds like some kind of gaming system

HTC One M9 gets hot enough to cook a steak / HTC may have just fixed its overheating problem

HTC debuts new “Uh Oh” protection plan

Apple to court Android users with new trade-in program

T-Mobile will pay off your financed device if you switch carriers with Uncarrier 9.0

Pebble to encourage smart strap development with million-dollar fund

Samsung launches new tablets

 

Dial F for Fail

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A segment from our top news wrangler about injustice, misdeeds, and general foolishness within the mobile industry. Today’s topic: the world’s most famous affordable flagship’s price hike.

OnePlus, currency markets, and the anti-discount: the curious case of the pricier One

Context: OnePlus One gets unexpected price hike

 

Listener Mail

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E-mailed submissions from William Li, Linus Himmelman, Chris Rodriguez, Patrick Bullock, Ratchanon Charoensettasilp

Thanks for listening! See you next week.