Pocketnow Weekly 136: G Flex 2 review, LG Watch Urbane, Galaxy S6 wireless charging

Sat Feb 21 2015 (01:46:01)

A new Samsung smartphone with some flashy new features. A new HTC flagship prioritizing premium build quality. A slew of new wearables for the new year. Call us crazy, but it's almost like we've been here before.

In addition to the usual news of the week and the torrent of pre-MWC leaks, though, we are indeed bringing you something special: a guest from the land known as Greenbot. While we've hung out with her plenty of times before, this'll be our first combined device evaluation in quite some time – and today we're picking apart a doozy. Join us as we team up with Florence Ion to recap the LG G Flex 2 review!

All of the above, plus the usual trio of listener letters, lies ahead; join us, won't you? Pocketnow Weekly 136 is waiting for your participation –either through the live video stream at 12:45pm Eastern on February 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 136

 

Recording Date

February 20, 2015

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Florence Ion (Greenbot)

 

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Podcast Rundown

 

Sponsor

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News

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Devices

BlackBerry Passport in the house

New HTC One M9 confirmed for March 1 / HTC One M9 rumor roundup

Samsung teasers hype "the next Galaxy" / What can we expect from the Samsung Galaxy S6? / Smaller battery?

Lenovo Vibe Shot revealed as leaked "Vibe Z3 Pro" from last month

LG reveals Watch Urbane / Retailer throws out possible G Watch Urbane pricing

Pebble hardware rumors claim it's finally going color

Geeksphone smartwatch set to track some very different activity

 

Developments

T-Mobile reports pushing past Sprint to become America's third-largest carrier

Spy agencies infiltrate world's largest SIM card maker

 

 

(No) Gadgets in Hand

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Our LG G Flex 2 review is live, but our analysis is far from over. Joining us to help examine the world's newest and most capable curved smartphone is Florence Ion from Greenbot. If you're watching live, use the Q&A feature of Google Hangouts to submit your own questions and we'll try to answer them live on the air! If you're catching the rebroadcast or streaming the high-quality audio instead, check out this post to see if we already got to your question in a followup video!

 

Pocketnow review LG G Flex review: tomorrow's tech, yesterday's problems

Greenbot review LG G Flex 2 review: A powerful curved smartphone that just might convert you

 

Listener Mail

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E-mailed submissions from Fredrik Andersson, Kacper Wojtyniak, and Zack Schmiesing

 

Music

It may just sound like a ringtone to you, but our transition music track ("Radiation") is a real song, from a real album, by a real artist: Ali Spagnola. You can download that album, along with many others, at Ali's website here, visit her YouTube page here, and follow her on Twitter here!

Thanks for listening! See you next week!