Pocketnow Weekly 129: All the mobile hotness – what to expect from CES 2015

Fri Jan 02 2015 (01:41:43)

The mercury is dropping, the champagne corks are popping, and the annual complaints about PR pitches are flowing freely in the Twittersphere. All that can only mean one thing: another CES is just around the corner, and it's time to talk about what we're expecting from America's largest consumer electronics show!

As always, we're keeping our focus confined to mobile - and joining us on this special CES pre-show is another luminary in the mobile tech space, Booredatwork's own Enobong Etteh. He'll help us break down everything from the conventional smartphones and tablets to the promising wearables and bizarre accessories we'll be seeing on the show floor in Vegas this year. If we're lucky, he'll even give laptop and gaming fans a sneak peek into the non-mobile coverage Booredatwork will be doing on-site as well.

If you think that sounds like a solid wrap-up to 2014 and a superb on-ramp to 2015, we couldn't agree more. Join us for Pocketnow Weekly 129 below –either through the live video stream at 5:00pm Eastern on December 29 (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 129

 

Recording Date

December 29, 2014

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Enobong Etteh (Booredatwork)

 

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Podcast Rundown

 

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CES 2015: What's on the Menu in Mobile

(00:7:15)

 

In the news

HTC CES event may introduce "Hima" flagship

HTC tipped to start 2015 with entry-level phone push

Massive Sony Xperia tablet could be just around the corner 

Kodak-branded Android handset tipped for CES

ASUS delivers CES 2015 teaser vid (and no, those aren't dual cameras)

ASUS ZenPhones on the way?

LG G Flex 2 could be just over a month away

 

On the calendar

MOTA Smart Ring

BLU flagship series unveiling

VSN Mobil V.360 camera

Kube portable speaker/cooler

A4WP showcase

Energous demo

Wireless Power Consortium

Corning Gorilla Glass 4 demo

Pepcom/Showstoppers/special event coverage

 

 

Q&A

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We're giving email a break this week and using the last show segment to answer your live questions instead. Submit yours using the Q&A feature in Google Hangouts if you're watching the show live! If you're catching the rebroadcast or the HQ version, submit future questions to podcast at pocketnow DOT com!

 

Music

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See you next week!