Pocketnow Weekly 131: HTC @ MWC, YotaPhone 2 review, Project Ara
A coming HTC event, a two-faced smartphone, new 4G tablets, and a smartwatch with a rotating bezel. From the big to the weird to the dull to the small, it's a new and varied news cycle and that's just the kind we like to come back to. Fresh from the holidays and from the roaring insanity of CES, the Pocketnow Weekly is back again.
We're not just talking Hima, YotaPhone, and Samsung's spinning smartwatch rims, either: there's news from Microsoft, LG, Xiaomi and even Google's modular-phone concept Project Ara – plus a YotaPhone 2 extended hands-on session and the return of Stephen Schenck's editorial series Dial F For Fail. And it's all capped off by the return of our long-lost Editor-in-Chief, Anton D. Nagy!
That's an awful lot of jawin' for one show, so let's get to it. Join us for Pocketnow Weekly 131 below –either through the live video stream at 12:35pm Eastern on January 16 (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 131
January 16, 2015
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Gadgets in Hand
The "two-faced" smartphone is one of the most intriguing handsets we've entertained in months, and we're eager to take your questions! Let us know what you want to know about the YotaPhone 2, using the Q&A function in Hangouts if you're watching live. We'll do our best to get to every question we can before time runs out.
Dial F for Fail
A segment from our top news wrangler about injustice, misdeeds, and general foolishness within the mobile industry. Today’s topic: Samsung's Tizen Z1 ... and how it's really hard to care about it.
Samsung's snooze of a Tizen launch: the ZZzzzzzzzzz1
E-mailed submissions from Greg Vogt, Paul Stevenson, and Kevin Choi
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See you next week!