Pocketnow Weekly 110: HTC One M8 for Windows, edge-free AQUOS Crystal, Moto “Quark” & more

Fri Aug 22 2014 (02:08:09)

Let it never be said that the weeks leading up to a trade show are dull ones. Since we last podcasted, we've gone hands-on with no fewer than three new mobile devices, reviewed another two, set up a giveaway for the world's most privacy-centric smartphone, and brought you an exclusive leak of the world's next big smartwatch. And with IFA still two weeks away, you can bet the news avalanche will keep on rolling.

Join us, then, for a discussion on HTC's new Windows Phone; Motorola's new Android(s); Samsung's Gear 3 with dangerous curves; Sharp's edge-to-edge Aquos Crystal for Sprint; Xiaomi's dark horse Mi4; and ... well, we can talk about the new Nook too, if you want. All that plus your listener mail –and special guest Todd Haselton from TechnoBuffalo– on an exciting 90 minutes of mobile tech talk.

If that's the kind of podcast that Booms your Sound, then the Pocketnow Weekly is the show for you! Join us down below!

 

Pocketnow Weekly 110

 

Recording Date

August 22, 2014

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Taylor Martin

Stephen Schenck

Todd Haselton (TechnoBuffalo)

 

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Podcast Rundown

 

Sponsor

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Announcements

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Get your Q&A questions in for Gadgets-in-Hand, featuring the all new HTC One M8 for Windows!

Sharp Aquos Crystal hands-on is up! (TechnoBuffalo hands-on is here)

Xiaomi Mi4 review: excellent hardware for a fair price

Guess which smartphone took these photos

Blackphone giveaway: still time to enter!

 

News

(00:18:26)

Exclusive: Samsung Gear 3 with curved display leaks

New Moto X+1 renders leak, confirming earlier suspicions

Mysterious Motorola "Quark" more powerful than the X+1?

Rumor names Octet of new Motorola phones due this year

Microsoft to unveil Windows 9 on September 30?

ASUS Padfone X Mini hits the FCC, heading to AT&T?

HTC Nexus tablet could be just a month away

 

Gadgets in Hand

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The HTC One M8 for Windows is finally available, and we've got not one, but two with us on the broadcast! Ask us all your questions about the world's most metal Windows Phone, and shoot us a question or two about the Sharp Aquos Crystal too, if you've got 'em.

(Pocketnow comparison is here. TechnoBuffalo hands-on is here.)

 

 

Listener Mail

(01:43:12)

E-mailed submissions from Sahen Rai, William Li, and Harwant Sethi

 

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!